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Integrative Medicine and Therapies for Arthritis

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    The pain of arthritis (osteoarthritis or OA) adversely impacts the lives of dogs and cats as well as the activities we can share in with them. But there is hope for these animals - beyond a prescription of pain pills.

    In this presentation (which originally aired as part of Session IV of the Arthritis Summit) Dr. Lindsey Fry discusses integrative medicine and therapies that can be incorporated in the care of animals with painful arthritis - particularly in those that are NSAID intolerant or that cannot take NSAIDs due to comorbid conditions. Discussion includes:

    - The importance of addressing compensatory disease associated with arthritis and pain
    - Myofascia as an important consideration in treating pets with mobility problems
    - Physical medicine modalities - Acupuncture, manual therapies, stretching, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy

    Running time: 32 mins

    Fee: $30 or
    FREE for VetVine Premium Membership subscribers and Arthritis Summit registrants

    This presentation is from Session IV of The Arthritis Summit (the full 9 hour program is available for viewing On Demand:
  • Sponsor: IVAPM; VetStem, PRN Pharmacal; Adequan Canine; Multi Radiance Laser Therapy, ASPCA Pet Health Insurance; CanEVA; inClover
  • Presenter(s): Lindsey Fry, DVM, CVMA, CCRP, CVPP, Resident ACVSMR
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $30