It’s Official

We are so happy to announce that Dana has officially received her certification for Canine Rehabilitation from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI). CRI is one of the premier certifying bodies in the country working with both Veterinarians and Physical Therapists to create highly skilled practitioners of canine rehabilitation.

Canine Rehabilitation is the diagnosis and management of dogs with painful or functionally limiting conditions, particularly those with injury or illness related to the neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. The goal of rehabilitation is to achieve the highest level of function, independence, and quality of life possible for the patient.

As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, certified in canine rehabilitation, I work closely with your pet’s primary care and specialty veterinarians. I work with you and your pet to design an individual program of manual therapies, modalities, and exercises tailored to your pet’s needs.

Collaborating with your veterinarian ensures that the vital blend of medical and rehabilitation management occurs seamlessly. My goal is to improve the quality of life for you and your canine partner through rehabilitation. 

What conditions can be improved with rehabilitation? 

  • Conservative management of injury – front and hind limb injuries, soft tissue strains/sprains.
  • Strengthening and functional re-training prior to surgery – orthopedic or neurologic.
  • Return to function after surgery – orthopedic or neurologic.
  • Improvement in quality of life and function with your aging partner – helping your older dog live their best life!
  • Improvement in fitness for the sport dog.
  • Weight loss: “fluffy to fit”.

I look forward to meeting you soon.  To reach out with questions or to schedule, please email:

                        Dana Reid, DPT, CCRT

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