Investigating the effect of four water depths on canine forelimb kinematics during walking on an underwater treadmill

Katherine E. Seychell, Gillian Tabor

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Abstract

Given the multiple orthopaedic and neurological conditions affecting forelimb kinematics, it is vital to understand the impact of altering specific parameters on the underwater treadmill (UWTM), to improve clinical outcomes based on individual needs. The properties of water provide multiple advantages on canine limb kinematic and stride parameters [1,2,3,4]. However, research which can quantitatively inform evidence-based practice regarding forelimb kinematics utilising an UWTM, is limited.

The aims of this study were to objectively obtain baseline forelimb range of movement (carpus, elbow and shoulder), stride length and stride frequency measurements in healthy canine subjects at differing water depths, to provide guidance and assist therapists selecting appropriate parameters for their canine patient.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022
Event11th Symposium of the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Aug 20221 Aug 2022

Conference

Conference11th Symposium of the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period1/8/221/8/22

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