DPT, MSPT, Diplomat ABPTS, CCRP
Dr. Debbie Gross has been involved in the field of canine physical rehabilitation and conditioning for over twenty years. She began her career in human sports medicine and quickly made the transition to canine physical rehabilitation and sports medicine.
She received a BS at Boston University, an advanced MS from Quinnipiac College, and a doctorate at the University of Tennessee. She is also a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner, and is one of the founders of the University of Tennessee Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner program. She continues to play an integral role in the continued growth and advancement of this program. In addition, she believes that each day should be a learning experience and seeks continuing education opportunities in the classroom and in real life experiences! She is also one of the founders of Canine Rehab on Demand and Canine Business in a Box.
Dr. Gross teaches throughout the world on many topics and is widely published on the topic of canine physical rehabilitation as well as canine performance. She has many DVDs, articles, and additional information available for the dog lover on topics ranging from conditioning, structure, injury prevention, stretching, strengthening, performance, and rehabilitation. She has been very involved with professional research in the area of canine performance. In addition, she absolutely loves spending time in her clinic, Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation for Animals, LLC (www.wizardofpaws.net). Her love of animals and rehabilitation is demonstrated through her practice and her teaching—she loves what she does and it’s obvious. She is contacted by pet owners throughout the world and is thrilled to be able to offer advice to others to help animals.
She firmly believes every dog—whether it’s eight weeks old or 18 years old—deserves to have the best quality of life for the longest time possible.
Dr. Deb is involved in ground breaking research involving the treatment of degenerative myelopathy with a combination of laser therapy and a comprehensive rehabilitation program. The early results are promising and due to go to publication shortly.