About this Research Topic
There is a clear need and a significant interest on the part of the veterinary profession to better understand the role of sports medicine and physical rehabilitation following injury, surgery, and illness, and to optimize patient outcomes by incorporating physical rehabilitation into practice. Human sports medicine and rehabilitation is a well-established discipline whose positive benefits have been clearly documented and recognized in human health care. Relatively little attention has been given to veterinary patients afflicted with similar conditions. The techniques used in human sports medicine and physical therapy are being adapted for use in small animal and equine patients, and their effectiveness is being studied. The growing interest in sports medicine and physical rehabilitation among veterinarians has led to the formation of a new specialty College, the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
This Research Topic seeks to address the science of small animal and equine sports medicine and rehabilitation to help provide better understanding of assessment methods, treatment techniques, and interventions utilized. We welcome original research and reviews that help advance and expand this field.
Keywords: Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Neurology
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