New Treatment Benefits
DR. JAMES MURRAY PARTICIPATES IN SEMINAR ON ADVANCEMENTS IN PAIN, REHAB FOR ANIMALS
DALLAS (Mar. 2, 2009) — With state-of-the-art advancements in pain and rehabilitation for animals providing greater comfort for pets and their owners, Abrams Royal Animal Clinic’s Dr. James Murray DVM participated in the Pain and Physical Rehabilitation Seminar at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University recently.
“Unlike humans, pets in pain or distress cannot discuss their symptoms with us,” said Dr. Murray. “The seminar provided the newest techniques and research on how to determine pain, the causes and how to provide the best treatments possible. We are indeed fortunate to have such information provided by one of the country’s finest veterinary establishments.”
From Feb. 20-22, Dr. Murray was involved in lectures presented by guest speaker, Dr. Jacqueline R. Davidson, Clinical Professor at Louisiana State University, and Texas A&M Faculty and RVT Staff on such topics as overviews of physical rehabilitation and pain management for enhancing recovery following surgery, and for improving patients with chronic pain conditions.
Classroom topics included: recognition of pain in animals, nutrition and osteoarthritis, osteoarthritis treatment plan, assessment/gait analysis/treatment plan, postoperative rehabilitation, analgesics, rehabilitation in cats, and tools of the trade.
Additionally, Dr. Murray actively participated in the seminar lab which gave hands-on experience and use of therapeutic exercises, underwater treadmill, and the goniometer.