Review of Current Literature of Common Rehabilitation Modalities

Review of Current Literature of Common Rehabilitation ModalitiesBy Katherine L. Ellis, DVM; and Melissa R. King, DVM, PhD

Rehabilitation modalities are commonly used in equine athletes following musculoskeletal injury. However, there is often much confusion as to the appropriate application and the effects of these modalities. The following review provides a summary of the current human and equine peer-reviewed literature for commonly used rehabilitation modalities. The goal of this review is to provide equine practitioners with objective information to help guide rehabilitation programs.

Modalities covered include laser therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), therapeutic ultrasound, radiofrequency diathermy, elastic therapeutic taping, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF), underwater treadmill, whole-body vibration therapy, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES).

 

This two-part course consists of one proceedings paper and the accompanying 2019 AAEP Convention presentation. 

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Course objectives:

With the successful completion of this course, you will understand the human and equine research regarding

  • laser therapy
  • transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • therapeutic ultrasound
  • radiofrequency diathermy
  • elastic therapeutic taping
  • pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF)
  • underwater treadmill
  • whole-body vibration therapy
  • neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)

Continuing education credit:

  • 1 credit hour Medical, Non-interactive/Anytime, with a passing score of at least 70%

Approximate duration:

  • 1 hour: read the paper, view the presentation, complete the quiz

Requirements:

  • Read the paper from the 2019 AAEP Convention proceedings, approximately 9,740 words
  • View the presentation from the 2019 AAEP Convention, 15 minutes
  • Complete quiz

FAQ

Continuing education credit:

  • 1 credit hour Medical, Non-interactive/Anytime, with a passing score of at least 70%

Approximate duration:

  • 1 hour: read the paper, view the presentation, complete the quiz

Requirements:

  • Read the paper from the 2019 AAEP Convention proceedings, approximately 9,740 words
  • View the presentation from the 2019 AAEP Convention, 15 minutes
  • Complete quiz

 

“This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval; program #16-38714.“ Medical Program, Non-interactive/Anytime.

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