Using Passive Range of Motion in the Canine Patient (for Nurses)
Passive Range of Motion (PROM) has long been used as ‘Physiotherapy’ or ‘Rehabilitation’, often being performed by Vet Nurses in the Vet clinic.
This presentation provides up to date science on PROM, its uses, benefits, risks and contra-indications. Discussion will also include the difference between active ROM, passive ROM and stretching and how you choose which one to perform on any given patient.
Specific clinical examples will be provided and protocols for use in the clinic and for patients home instructions.
These include: orthopedic surgery such as Cruciate and Patella Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Femoral Head and Neck Excision surgery, Spinal surgery & other neurologically affected patients, management of senior pets.
Recording from 15.01.2020
Michelle Monk BPhysio (Hons), MAnSt (AnimalPhysio), DipMyoTher, APAM
Michelle has been an Animal Physiotherapist for 17 years. After graduating initially as a Human Physiotherapist and Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, she loved helping people but wanted to take her passion for dogs into her work, so she completed a Masters Degree in Animal Physiotherapy. As one of the great pioneers of the Canine rehabilitation Industry in Australia, she started the first Canine Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Centre for dogs in Victoria in 2002. Since then she has helped hundred of thousands of dogs to move better, feel better and for many, she has saved their lives, helping them to walk again.
Since opening the first clinic she has dedicated her time to helping as many dogs as possible have access to quality rehabilitation services through her various rehabilitation clinics and now through her Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy.
She has educated many physiotherapists, vets and nurses in the area of canine physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and remedial massage, both here in Australia and internationally. She believes providing high quality education and mentorship to therapists is paramount if we are to develop a group of therapists who have a high level of skills and knowledge, this ensuring our dogs have access to the best care possible.