July 5, 2022

Scientific References

Published journal articles and books relating to the effectiveness of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation

  • Davidson J , et al (2005). Rehabilitation for the orthopaedic patient. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2005 Nov;35(6):1357-88. Abstract
  • Johnson & Johnson (1993) Cranial cruciate ligament rupture. Pathogenesis, diagnosis, and postoperative rehabilitation. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. Jul;23(4):717-33.  Abstract
  • Johnson, et al (1997) Rehabilitation of dogs with surgically treated cranial cruciate ligament-deficient stifles by use of electrical stimulation of muscles. Am J Vet Res. 1997 Dec;58(12):1473-8. Abstract
  • Kathmann I , et al (2006). Daily Controlled Physiotherapy Increases Survival Time in Dogs with Suspected Degenerative Myelopathy. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2006 Jul;20(4):927-932. Abstract
  • Marsolais G, et al (2002) Effects of postoperative rehabilitation on limb function after cranial cruciate ligament repair in dogs. JAVMA May 1, 2002, Vol. 220, No. 9, Pages 1325-1330.  Abstract
  • Marsolais G, et al (2003) Kinematic analysis of the hind limb during swimming and walking in healthy dogs and dogs with surgically corrected cranial cruciate ligament rupture. JAVMA Mar, 2003, Vol. 222, No. 6, Pages 739-4. 3 Abstract
  • Mills D & Levine D(2004) Canine rehabilitation and physical therapy. Saunders.
  • Monk M, et al. (2006) Effects of early intensive postoperative physiotherapy on limb function after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy in dogs with deficiency of the cranial cruciate ligament. American Journal of Veterinary Research 67:3, 529-536.  Abstract
  • McGowan C, Goff L, Stubbs N, (2007) Animal Physiotherapy – Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Book contents
  • Millard R, et al. (2010) Kinematic Analysis of the pelvic limbs of healthly dogs during stair and decline slow walking. Journal of Small animal Practice 8, 419-422.  Abstract
  • Owen M (2006) Rehabilitation Therapies for musculoskeletal and spinal disease in Small Animal Practice. European Journal of Companion Animal Practice Vol. 16 – Issue 2.  Full Text PDF
  • Porter M (2005) Equine rehabilitation therapy for joint disease.. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. Dec;21(3):599-607. Abstract
  • Ridgeway K & Harmen J (1999) Equine back rehabilitation. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. Apr;15(1):263-80. Abstract

Other interesting articles – neuro

  • Kranenburg HJ, et al. (2012) Intervertebral disc disease in dogs – Part 2: Comparison of clinical, magnetic resonance imaging, and histological findings in 74 surgically treated dogs. Vet J. 2012 Jul 11.  Early view Abstract
  • De Decker S, et al. (2011) Intraobserver, interobserver, and intermethod agreement for results of myelography, computed tomography-myelography, and low-field magnetic resonance imaging in dogs with disk-associated wobbler syndrome.
    J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Jun 15;238(12):1601-8. Abstract
  • Coates JR. (2000) Intervertebral disk disease. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2000 Jan;30(1):77-110. Abstract
  • Eagleson JS, et al. (2011) Cervical vertebral malformation-malarticulation syndrome in the Bernese mountain dog: clinical and magnetic resonance imaging features.  J Small Anim Pract. 2009 Apr;50(4):186-93. Abstract

Other interesting articles – orthopaedic

  • Petra A, et al. (2012) Elevation of cartilage AGEs does not accelerate initiation of canine experimental osteoarthritis upon mild surgical damage. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2012 30(9)1398-1404.  Abstract
  • B. Van Ryssen , et al. (2012) Primary flexor enthesopathy of the canine elbow: imaging and arthroscopic findings in eight dogs with discrete radiographic changes. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2012 (3) 239-245.  Abstract
  • J Mattila (2012) Surgical treatment of canine cranial cruciate ligament deficiency-a literature review.   Thesis PDF
  • Meadows TH, et al. (1990) Effect of weight-bearing on healing of cortical defects in the canine tibia. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1990 Aug;72(7):1074-80. Abstract
  • Adams P, et al. (2011) Influence of signalment on developing cranial cruciate rupture in dogs in the UK. Journal of Small Animal Practice Volume 52, Issue 7, pages 347–352. Abstract
  • J. W. Guthrie, et al. (2012) Effect of signalment on the presentation of canine patients suffering from cranial cruciate ligament disease. Journal of Small Animal Practice Volume 53, Issue 5, pages 273–277. Abstract

Proprioception and it’s link to injury and healing.

  • Ageberg et al (2005) Balance in Single-Limb Stance in Patients With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Relation to Knee Laxity, Proprioception, Muscle Strength, and Subjective Function. Am J Sports Med. 33(10). 1527-1535 Abstract
  • Beard et al (1994) Proprioception enhancement for anterior cruciate ligament deficiency. A prospective randomised trial of two physiotherapy regimes. J Bone Joint Surgery Br. 76-B(4) 654-659. Abstract
  • Corrigan et al (1992) Proprioception in the cruciate deficient knee. J Bone Joint Surg. 74-B (2). 247-250 . Abstract
  • Hurley (1997) The effects of joint damage on muscle function, proprioception and rehabilitation. Manual Therapy. 2(1) 11-17. Abstract
  • Hung-Maan et al (2009) Correlation between proprioception, muscle strength, knee laxity, and dynamic standing balance in patients with chronic anterior cruciate ligament deficiency. The Knee. 16(5) 387-391. Abstract
  • Reinold et al (2006) Current Concepts in the Rehabilitation following articular cartilage repair procedures in the knee. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 36(10) 774-794. Abstract
  • Roberts et al (2007) Clinical measurements of proprioception, muscle strength and laxity in relation to function in the ACL-injured knee. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.15(1). 9-16. Abstract
  • van der Esch et al (2007) Joint proprioception, muscle strength, and functional ability in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Arthritis Care & Research. 57(5) pages 787–793. Abstract
  • Willems et al (2002) Proprioception and Muscle Strength in Subjects With a History of Ankle Sprains and Chronic Instability. J Athl Train. 37(4): 487–493. Abstract

Equine specific

  • Porter M (2005) Equine rehabilitation therapy for joint disease.. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. Dec;21(3):599-607. Abstract
  • Ridgeway K & Harmen J (1999) Equine back rehabilitation. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. Apr;15(1):263-80. Abstract
  • McGowan C, et al (2007) Equine physiotherapy: a comparative view of the science underlying the profession. Equine Veterinary Journal. Volume 39, Issue 1, pages 90–94. Abstract
  • Clegg P (2012) Musculoskeletal disease and injury, now and in the future. Part 2: Tendon and ligament injuries. Equine Veterinary Journal. Volume 44, Issue 3, pages 371–375. Summary
  • Lindner A. (edited by) (2008) The Acute Poorly Performing Sport Horse – Conference on Equine Sports Medicine and Science 2008. Book pages
  • Hesse K & Verheyen K. (2010) Associations between physiotherapy findings and subsequent diagnosis of pelvic or hindlimb fracture in racing Thoroughbreds The Equine Veterinary Journal. Volume 42, Issue 3, pages 234–239.  Abstract
  • Biggi M & Dyson S, et al. (2012) Distal border fragments and shape of the navicular bone: Radiological evaluation in lame horses and horses free from lameness. The Equine Veterinary Journal Volume 44, Issue 3, pages 325–331. Abstract
  • Dyson S, et al. (2012) Comparison between magnetic resonance imaging and histological findings in the navicular bone of horses with foot pain. The Equine Veterinary Journal. Early view Abstract
  • Smith M & Wright I. (2012) Endoscopic evaluation of the navicular bursa: Observations, treatment and outcome in 92 cases with identified pathology. The Equine Veterinary Journal Volume 44, Issue 3, pages 339–345. Abstract
  • Richardson, et al. (2002) The Relation Between the Transversus Abdominis Muscles, Sacroiliac Joint Mechanics, and Low Back Pain. Spine. Volume 27 – Issue 4 – pp 399-405.  Abstract