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Wednesday, May 25 • 10:30 - 11:30
Principles of physiotherapy for orthopaedic conditions

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NOTE: This session will now be presented by Helen Nicholson
Physiotherapy has been a vital part of patient care in human medicine for decades and research has shown that physiotherapy improves functional outcomes, reduces the need for analgesia and reduces the length of hospital stay.
Despite similar outcomes in dogs, physiotherapy is still not a standard part of pre- and post-operative care for many animals. This lecture addresses how to identify and assess problems which are suitable for physiotherapy and how to develop a rehabilitation plan.


Dr Naomi Boyd

Naomi Boyd graduated as a physiotherapist from the University of Sydney in 2004 and as a veterinarian from the same university in 2011. As a human physiotherapist, she has worked in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy with high level sports teams and international athletes. Naomi... Read More →

Dr Helen Nicholson

Dr Helen Nicholson was one of the pioneers of animal physiotherapy in Australia, being part of the first class to go through the Masters of Animal Studies (Animal Physiotherapy) program at the University of Queensland in 2004 after first forging a career in animal physiotherapy in... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2016 10:30 - 11:30 ACST
Hall L Adelaide Convention Centre