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Table 1 Self-assessment of knowledge of physiotherapeutic techniques by 77 veterinary respondents

From: Perceptions of animal physiotherapy amongst Irish veterinary surgeons

Technique Know a lot Know much about Know some thing about Have heard of Never heard
Manipulative procedures
Manipulation 5 17 47 29 2
Joint mobilization 4 10 43 26 17
Massage 10 16 48 25 1
Taping 0 8 14 16 62
Soft tissue friction 1 5 22 25 47
Electrotherapy modalities
Ultrasound 8 18 45 26 3
Laser 6 14 33 33 14
Ultraviolet 1 5 19 32 43
Ice therapy 12 13 32 26 17
Short wave 1 7 18 25 49
Interferential 1 7 9 18 65
Infra-red 3 13 26 31 27
Transcutaneous      
Nerve stimulation 2 13 22 38 25
Muscle stimulation 2 12 18 43 25
Mobilisation procedures
Treadmill 4 18 43 23 12
Passive exercises 3 17 35 28 17
Active exercises 4 18 38 26 14
Hydrotherapy 10 23 38 20 9
Acupuncture 5 14 47 29 5