Physical rehabilitation is now considered a mainstay for pain relief post-surgery and for geriatric animals with chronic pain and mobility issues. Cats are very amenable to all forms of physical therapies. Physical therapy should be considered part of a long-term strategy for pain management in the cat. The goals of physical therapy are to restore muscular and joint strength and function, to restore balance and proprioception, to relieve pain, to improve mobility, endurance and flexibility.
This webinar focusses on pain relieving rehabilitation modalities such as acupuncture, manual therapies, and PEMF as well as other modalities that the integrative practitioner may wish to use. Environmental modifications and exercise therapies for feline patients with chronic pain are also discussed.
Included with your webinar order:
- A recording of the webinar that you view as many times as you wish
- PDF of slide show presentation
- Lecture notes
- Certificate of attendance
About Dr Janice Huntingford DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT CAVCA
Dr Janice Huntingford is a 1984 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario and a Board Certified Specialist (Diplomate) in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (DACVSMR), only 1 of 3 in Canada. She is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), in Animal Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in Chinese herbal Medicine (Chi Institute) and is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner. In 2007, Dr. Huntingford opened Ontario’s first salt water canine therapy pool and canine rehabilitation centre.
Dr. Huntingford lectures nationally and internationally on rehabilitation, acupuncture, geriatric medicine, herbals and pain management to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. She has authored or co-authored several text book chapters on Rehabilitation and published a number of peer reviewed manuscripts. She consults and sits on a number of advisor boards related to herbal medicine, laser therapy and holistic medicine. She teaches regularly at Cornell University and is involved in Resident Training for Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Huntingford continues to research into the treatment of animal pain. She has published a peer review paper on laser therapy for elbow arthritis and has completed a clinical trial on a unique kidney preparation for aging cats. Her current research is on Agile Joints, a proprietary herbal blend for cats and dogs with osteoarthritis. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Wakshlag (Cornell University, Ithaca NY and University of Florida, Gainesville, FL).