In a sneak peek of her Directions In Veterinary Medicine session, this technician shares why osteoarthritis treatment should be multimodal
Ahead of her presentations at the Directions In Veterinary Medicine Conference, Kirsten Oliver, VN, DipAVN (Surgical), CVT, CCRP, CVPP, VTS (Physical Rehabilitation), explained why she advocates for a multimodal approach to treating osteoarthritis.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.
Kirsten Oliver, VN, DipAVN (Surgical), CVT, CCRP, CVPP, VTS (Physical Rehabilitation): Osteoarthritis hurts. Hurt leads to additional changes within the body. If not treated and left to fester over time, those chronic changes create long term changes within the body [and] the central nervous system that over time upregulates the pain signals. So, anything else that you do—cleaning ears, brushing, nail trimming—can all be perceived by the body as a painful stimulus. So I think, you know, if you suspect osteoarthritis, be aware that it requires what we call a multimodal approach.