Review: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation for Animals – Susan E. Davis

Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: Joycare Media (July 30, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0989275000
ISBN-13: 978-0989275002
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There’s no doubt about it, we love our pets. But they like all of us, tend to break down with age. When this occurs, sometimes you need to get the help of a rehab specialist. And yes, there are people that specialize in rehabilative medicine for pets, mostly dogs and horses it seems, but I’m sure all pets are covered. And when you need to find and hire one of these specialists, what do you look for? How do you determine you are getting someone qualified? And what if you want to be one of these specialists, what all is involved in the job.

Luckily, the answer to many of those questions is covered in this book. Everything from what to expect during the first visit, choosing a therapist, to treatment, exercises, orthopedic solutions, neurological issues, and other medical conditions. For such a small book, it’s packed with information and a section of resources.

So for those who love their animals, or those who love others animals and wish to take care of them, pick up a copy of this book. I think you’d find it very helpful. And for those who might be concerned that animals wouldn’t like this, the author tells a story about a dog that was treated. After the author had treated and released the dog, she’d often see it. She watched it secretly, and it would run and play with no problems, but then when it would see her, it would begin limping.

So go out and check out a copy of this book, and drop back by and let us know your thoughts.

About the Author

Susan E. Davis is a New Jersey Licensed Physical Therapist with over 35 years’ clinical experience, who transitioned from human practice to working with animals. She owns and operates Joycare Onsite, LLC, formed in 2008, providing Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation services exclusively to multiple animal species: in the pet’s home, farm, in clinics, animal shelters, and a zoo. She provided her services pro-Bono once per week for over 5 years to the Associated Humane Societies, in Forked River, NJ. She currently provides pro-Bono PT care to the animals at Monmouth County SPCA in Eatontown, NJ. Susan is a member of the International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy and the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce. She is a past member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its Animal Rehabilitation Special Interest Group and the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. In addition to clinical practice, Susan is a writer and author, public speaker and consultant.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Rebecca at Cadence Marketing for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.