Physiotherapy in Domestic Animals:

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Title Physiotherapy in Domestic Animals:
Fisioterapia en Animales Domésticos:
Creator Alfonso Mantilla, José Iván
Martínez Santa, Jaime
Description Background: Veterinary medicine is a field of knowledge that integrates several professional  areas for its development. This is how evidence has been reported regarding the participation of physiotherapists in the rehabilitation processes of animals that present some type of pathology  that affects its functionality. Objective: perform a review of the literature regarding the physiotherapeutic interventions performed in dogs and cats with musculoskeletal and  neuromuscular disorders. Materials and methods: A review of the literature, search in databases such as “Ebsco” “Pedro” “Hinari” “Elsevier” “Science Direct” “Springer” “Medline”, which included the following inclusion criteria: 2000 to 2016, literature with the following terms DeCS: dogs, cats, veterinary medicine, rehabilitation, animals. Results: We found information in which information was obtained regarding the physiotherapeutic intervention in dogs and cats, it has been reported the use of physical agents for the treatment of acute injuries through modalities such as cryotherapy, thermotherapy, ultrasound and electrostimulation, the use Of these physical agents helps to manage pain, decrease edema, increase range of motion and reduce spasticity, in addition to that it is reported that the therapeutic exercise and manual therapy have significant effects on the return to activities of daily life of These animals. Conclusions : Physiotherapy in animals is indicated for acute and chronic processes such as musculoskeletal and neuromuscular lesions, this is done through physical means and therapeutic exercise focusing on functional activities of movement
Introducción: la medicina veterinaria, es un campo de conocimiento que integra diversas áreas profesionales para su desarrollo, es así como se ha reportado evidencia en relación a la participación de fisioterapeutas en procesos de rehabilitación de animales que presentan algún tipo de patología que afecte su funcionalidad. Objetivo: realizar una revisión de la literatura con relación a las intervenciones fisioterapéuticas realizadas en perros y gatos con alteraciones osteomusculares y neuromusculares. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó una revisión de la literatura, búsqueda en bases de datos como: Ebsco, Pedro, Hinari, Elsevier, Science Direct, Springer y Medline que contemplaran los siguientes criterios de inclusión: estudios publicados del año 2000 al 2016, literatura con los siguientes términos DeCS: dogs, cats, veterinary medicine, rehabilitation, animals. Resultados: se obtuvo información en relación a la intervención fisioterapéutica en perros y gatos, se ha reportado el uso de agentes físicos para el tratamiento de lesiones agudas a través de modalidades como crioterapia, termoterapia, ultrasonido y electroestimulación ; el uso de estos agentes físicos ayuda al manejo de dolor, disminución del edema, aumento del rango movimiento y reducción de la espasticidad, además de eso se reporta que el ejercicio terapéutico y terapia manual tienen efectos significativos en el retorno a las actividades de la vida diaria de estos animales. Conclusiones: la fisioterapia en animales está indicada para procesos agudos y crónicos como lesiones osteomusculares y neuromusculares, esta se realiza a través de medios físicos y ejercicio terapéutico enfocándose en actividades funcionales de movimiento.
Publisher Corporación Universitaria Iberoamericana
Date 2018-05-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Movimiento Científico; Vol 11 No 2 (2017): Revista Movimiento Científico; 81-87
Movimiento Científico; Vol. 11 Núm. 2 (2017): Revista Movimiento Científico; 81-87
Language spa
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