Physical therapy is a profession with an established scientific basis in human beings and companion animals. It has a large number of clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function. In providing physical therapy, the goal is to restore, maintain, and promote optimal function, optimal fitness, wellness, and quality of life as they relate to movement disorders and health. A major emphasis is to prevent or minimize the onset, clinical signs, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, and injuries.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Small Animals