Contributors vii Foreword x Preface xii Acknowledgments xiii 1 What is a Canine Athlete? 1 Chris Zink and Brittany Jean Carr 2 Locomotion and Athletic Performance 23 Chris Zink and Brittany Jean Carr 3 Musculoskeletal Structure and Physiology 43 Stuart Bliss 4 The Role of Nutrition in Canine Performance and Rehabilitation 72 Joseph Wakshlag 5 Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation 96 Amy Kramer, Amie Lamoreaux Hesbach and Shari Sprague 6 Manual Therapy 120 Judy Coates 7 Rehabilitation Physical Modalities 136 Krista Niebaum, Laurie McCauley and Carolina Medina 8 Therapeutic Exercise 177 Laurie McCauley and Janet Van Dyke 9 Aquatic Therapy 208 Jody Chiquoine, Ellen Martens, Laurie McCauley and Janet Van Dyke 10 Conditioning and Retraining the Canine Athlete 227 Chris Zink and Brittany Jean Carr 11 Veterinary Orthotics and Prosthetics 265 Patrice M. Mich, and Martin Kaufmann 12 Disorders of the Canine Thoracic Limb: Diagnosis and Treatment 294 Sherman Canapp, David Dycus and Kristin Kirkby Shaw 13 Evaluation and Rehabilitation Options for Orthopedic Disorders of the Canine Thoracic Limb 333 Sasha Foster 14 Disorders of the Canine Pelvic Limb: Diagnosis and Treatment 353 Peter Lotsikas, Faith Lotsikas, David Hummel, Nina R. Kieves, Jonathan Dyce and Patrick A. Ridge 15 Evaluation and Rehabilitation Options for Orthopedic Disorders of the Canine Pelvic Limb 389 Judy Coates 16 Biological Therapies in Canine Sports Medicine 404 Samuel Franklin, Antonio Pozzi and Frank Steffen 17 Diagnosis of and Treatment Options for Disorders of the Canine Spine 425 H. Steven Steinberg and Joan R. Coates 18 Rehabilitation for Geriatric Canine Patients 454 Rosemary J. LoGiudice, FCoAC and Lisa Starr 19 The Prevention and Management of Pain in Canine Patients 479 Mark E. Epstein 20 Imaging in Canine Sports Medicine 502 Jennifer Brown and Kimberly Henneman 21 Conditions and Rehabilitation of the Working Dog 520 Kimberly Henneman and Chris Zink 22 The Role of Acupuncture and Manipulative Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation 545 Carolina Medina, Rosemary J. LoGiudice and Christine Jurek 23 The Business of Canine Rehabilitation 564 Amy Kramer Index 577
The editors Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVP, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, CCRT, CVSMT, CVA, is the CEO of Canine Sports Productions, teaches canine rehabilitation and sports medicine to rehabilitation professionals internationally, and designs individualized rehabilitation programs for canine athletes. Janet B. Van Dyke, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, CCRT, is past-president of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians and CEO and founder of the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, a global continuing education provider, where she teaches anatomy, biomechanics, and surgical pathology to canine rehabilitation professionals.