Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6628 - Clinical Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: third- and fourth-year veterinary students with preference given to fourth years.

C. Frye.

The Clinical Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service focusses heavily on mobility and function and sees a variety of patients including primary lameness workups, post-surgical rehabilitation, sport dog conditioning, and geriatric care. Foundation coursework in both physiology and musculoskeletal anatomy are applied to clinical cases from movement to healing to pain control. Lameness workups include orthopedic and neurological examinations as well as functional assessment, objective gait analysis, and pain scoring. Various modalities including but not limited to water therapy to neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), therapeutic laser, acupuncture, extracorporeal shockwave, therapeutic ultrasound, and regenerative medicine will be introduced and incorporated as indicated. The course will foster a unique clinical thought processes as a physical therapist to identify impairments and functional deficits, allowing for the development of appropriate physiotherapy goals and exercises.

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