How to perform effleurage and passive range of motion exercises

Cartlidge, H. (2014) How to perform effleurage and passive range of motion exercises. The Veterinary Nurse, 5 (7). pp. 400-403.

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There are a number of basic physiotherapy techniques that can be performed by veterinary nurses, under the direction of a veterinary surgeon, which could be extremely beneficial to the patients in their care. For example, effleurage is a massage technique which helps relax the patient, reduces oedema, improves blood flow and reduces pain. Additionally, passive range of motion (PROM) exercises are essential to maintain the range of motion (ROM) of joints when patients have reduced mobility. Without the use of PROM exercises a permanent reduced ROM could result. These physiotherapy techniques are best used as part of a rehabilitation programme designed to support the patient to make a full functional recovery.

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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 13:30
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