Physical therapy for pets are on a rise.
More pet parents are helping their pets to improve their quality of life.
4 Ways Your Pet Would Benefit from Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
1) Alleviate PAIN and speed-up the recovery
2) Improve FUNCTIONALITY
3) STRENGTHENING to gain lost muscles
4) Assist on increasing RANGE of MOTION
When your pet gets injured and needs physical therapy and rehabilitation, don’t you wish to have a reference guide book.
Susan E. Davis a licensed physical therapist, has written a book: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals. Ms. Davis transitioned from humans to a veterinary physical therapy practice. Her book serves as a guide and resource for pet parents.
The first five chapters outline and provide advice on how to choose a therapist, what to expect and the different types of treatment/techniques/equipments. The rest of the book is very detailed discussing kinds of rehabilitation. It can be technical but beneficial for pet parents. Also, the descriptive illustrations throughout the book are helpful.
This book is not a how-to but its a guide/reference. As Ms. Davis stated “The best practice is to provide physical therapy concurrently with veterinary care.”
Through out the book, Ms. Davis knowledge and experience are evident. The Best Guidance statements scattered in the book are good reminders: “The best treatment intervention plans are those that allow the entire team to communicate together, including the pet.”
There are options when your pet gets injured and needs physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Susan E. Davis, PT book Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals is available on Amazon.
Disclaimer: Golden Woofs received a sample book copy of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals and was not compensated for this book review post. Golden Woofs only shares information we fell is relevant to our readers.
Earl Lover says
Interesting Sugar! Thanks for sharing.
Lots of Woofs from Earl and I at Earl’s World!
We haven’t had a need for physical therapy, but we have used a chiro with good outcome.
Reilly & Denny says
Mr Reilly loves going to the Chiropractor and having physical therapy and cold laser treatments.
easy rider says
That’s a good way to help your dog to go back to normal after injuries or longer immobilizations. My mom is always afraid she could make it worse, so we better go to a chiropractor. But it would be great to learn how to you can help your dog.
Frankie and Ernie says
Diane @ To Dog With Love says
We’re a big fan of physical therapy and rehab. Looks like a great resource. Happy Friday pals!
Diane and Rocco
Madi and mom says
Hey sweet Sugar
Yes indeed everyone needs to keep the joints moving…even if not PT but daily exercising
Madi your bfff
Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom says
I’ve seen some amazing things for animals who go through PT, it’s very rewarding.
Dolly the Doxie says
I am convinced that PT would be good for dogs. Mom swears by it because it keeps her mobile. Great post Sugar! Love Dolly
Poodle At Play says
Thankfully I haven’t had any need for physical therapy, but momma has a friend who had an older lab that went to physical therapy so she knows it works! She’s seen it firsthand.
We always learn something from you or feel inspired by you and just get to gaze at your lovely photos, gorgeous girl=your blog is really special, sweetie..Happy Friday and have a fun weekend, beautiful friend…xoxo…Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat.
I think if we had a situation where it was recommended, we would do physical therapy for sure, but so far we haven’t had he need. Bailie went to a chiropractor for some issues last fall, but it cleared everything up. Sugar, you look so studious reading the book 😉
Molly The Wally says
Luckily we have not needed PT but we sure would try it if we did. Sugar you have such a happy smile there. Have a super Saturday.
best wishes Molly
Ann Staub says
What a cool book! We have some pet physical therapists in town I believe.
Jana Rade says
Physical therapy and rehabilitation is irreplaceable! There are so many situations and conditions when a dog will benefit from it that one can’t even start to comprehend.
Joan DeMartin says
Excellent book review and clearly important information. Thanks Sugar and Sugar’s Parental Unit!
Susan Davis says
Hi Sugar! This is Susan Davis, the author of the Physical Therapy book and I really appreciate your “Golden” review of my book and especially the wonderful photos of you! I’m so glad you give it your “paws up” approval. I sure hope you and your wonderful fans stay healthy, but if any problem should arise, I book is there to offer help and advice. Thank you Sugar!
Tiffany's Diamond Dogs says
Interesting! Thanks for sharing this resource Sugar. 🙂