Animal rehabilitation involves an in depth education system consisting of anatomy, physiology, common injuries and surgeries, behavioural issues, physical examination and treatment techniques.
Canine athletes compete in a multitude of sports in Canada. These amazing animals bring strength, endurance, determination, patience, agility, passion and pure joy to their sports. They also sustain a number of sports injuries! From muscle tears and ligament ruptures, to overuse injuries and turf toe, they require a lot of rehab!
|· Agility||· Dock Diving|
|· Flyball||· Racing|
|· Skijourning||· Search & Rescue|
|· Mushing||· Carting|
|· Field Trials||· Freestyle Dancing|
|· Hunting||· Herding|
|· Schutzhund||· Scent Detection|
|· Lure Coursing||· Tracking|
Most human physiotherapy techniques work just as well on animals. Animal physiology and anatomy is very similar to that of humans. Here are sample techniques that cross the species barrier.
Please see our list of Canadian physiotherapists who practice Animal Rehabilitation.
This content was created by the Animal Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
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