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Pain Management - More than a Packet of Pills. Veterinary Physiotherapy Skills Complement Your Practice

About this event

Pain is considered the 5th vital sign which continuously changes and requires constant reassessment. Just take a second and think how many of your everyday patients require some form of pain management?

Acute pain is readily identified but chronic pain is far more subtle. If left untreated it can lead to allodynia and hyperalgesia as well as compensatory problems.

As veterinarians we can, and do, prescribe medication to alleviate pain. This presentation addresses the myriad of modalities that veterinary physiotherapists can provide which also contribute to the management of pain.

The aim of this talk is to expand your “Veterinary Pain Toolbox”. Let us look at how the veterinary physiotherapist can assist you with pain management within your practice.

A pain free patient means a satisfied client. 

About our Speaker

Dr Tanya Grantham

Dr Tanya Grantham qualified as a veterinarian in 1994. She is now the owner of Animal Health and Hydro, a facility dedicated to physical rehabilitation and pain management in dogs and cats. Aside from a burning desire to enhance the quality of life of her animal patients, Dr. Tanya also loves to share her knowledge with veterinary professionals, pet owners and anyone that is interested in enhancing their life (and the lives of their companions) through information and skills. Her wildly improbable goal is to establish a foundation that supports all veterinary professionals on every level – be it physical, emotional, spiritual, personal or through business education, financial aid and learning skills that enhance our hands-on abilities. Animal Health and Hydro has grown from a single person (and one facility) to a company that employs eight people and has three branches. Dr. Tanya has also compiled an online course for veterinarians – Canine Integrative Physical Rehabilitation – for which she is the tutor and mentor. She has been involved in examining final year veterinary physiotherapy students for the preceding five years and recently took up a post as part-time lecturer at EquineLibrium College in South Africa. She was one of eight international finalists for the IAVRPT (International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy) Therapist of the year award 2020. Dr. Tanya loves to be with her animal companions (horses, dogs and cats). She is a keen trail runner and experiences great joy when she is running with her horse beside her.

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    Tanya Grantham South African Animal Physical Rehab Association - Animal Health and Hydro

    Dr Tanya Grantham qualified as a veterinarian in 1994. She is now the owner of Animal Health and Hydro, a facility dedicated to physical rehabilitation and pain management in dogs and cats.