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.
Canine Massage–Every Dog ‘Kneads’ It.' Benefits and Techniques of Dog Massage

Canine Massage–Every Dog ‘Kneads’ It.' Benefits and Techniques of Dog Massage

Massage has always been a “cornerstone” treatment for physical therapists. The benefits of massage to human beings having various medical conditions has a proven record. Dogs can now benefit as well. Dog massage physiological benefits The benefits dogs receive from massage are many of the same benefits that humans do, The benefits include: reduced tension decreased pain reduced inflammation increased…

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Canine Functional Strengthening Exercises: The What, Why and How

Canine Functional Strengthening Exercises: The What, Why and How

Have you ever heard the term “functional strengthening exercises” and wondered what it means? Not only are functional strengthening exercises helpful to human beings in physical rehabilitation or sports enhancement programs, but they are also used in canine recovery and fitness. So, what are they? What is a functional exercise? For an exercise to be considered functional, it utilizes the…

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