Articles by Susan E. Davis PT

Susan E. Davis (Sue) is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 30 years of practice in the human field, who transitioned into the animal world after taking courses at the UT Canine Rehabilitation program. She has been providing PT services to dogs and other animals through her entity Joycare Onsite, LLC in pet’s homes and vet clinics since 2008. For more information abous Susan, see her website www.joycareonsite.com, or follow on Twitter. Sue is also the author of fantastic books on animal physical therapy. Physical therapy can do so many great things for your dog. Understanding all the possibilities physical therapy can offer will change your dog’s life. These books belong on the shelf of every dog lover. Learn more about Sue.
Weather and Dog Arthritis: Effects of Weather on Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Conditions in Dogs

Weather and Dog Arthritis: Effects of Weather on Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Conditions in Dogs

“The dog ate my homework” may not work as a viable excuse with teachers, but “this weather is killing me” definitely resounds with physical therapists! Yes, weather affects arthritis and other inflammatory conditions in human beings as well as animals! What aspects of weather play a role? I’m not a meteorologist, but having spent summers on a farm as a…

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PT for Dog Gastrointestinal Disorders: Can Physical Therapy Help with my Dog’s Digestive Issues?

PT for Dog Gastrointestinal Disorders: Can Physical Therapy Help with my Dog’s Digestive Issues?

Can physical therapy help with pancreatitis, constipation, colitis and many other digestive disorders your dog might face? Your veterinarian is the first point of contact for help with these issues. Any gastrointestinal disorders require evaluation by a primary care specialist for diagnosis instruction on proper nutrition, medication, and supplements Physical therapy is adjunctive care for internal disorders. However, it can…

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Reiki for Dogs: Is it real?

Reiki for Dogs: Is it real?

If you know your enemy, you will win most of the time. If you know yourself, there is no enemy Sun Ysu, 500 B.C Have you tried or heard of Reiki for dogs? If you have ever experienced Reiki, you probably found it relaxing and beneficial I first became aware of Reiki from my human physical therapy patients, who had…

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