Webinar (Small Animal) · Treatment of Iliopsoas Injuries with Manual Therapy, Pulsed Shockwave Therapy and a Home Exercise Program
Speaker: Deborah Gross Torraca
- Iliopsoas injuries are common in all active dogs and there are many methods of addressing the injury.
- Manual therapy in the form of cross friction massage as well as joint mobilization is impactful in reducing the healing time and promoting the multimodal approach
- Pulsed shockwave therapy to both the origin and the insertion of the iliopsoas muscle is advantageous to promote the multimodal approach.
Speaker: Deborah Gross Torraca · CCRP core instructor
DPT, MSPT, CCRP, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Emeritus
Dr. Torraca believes EVERY dog deserves to live the best quality of life for the longest time possible, pain free, happy and strong. Her company, Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation for Animals, LLC, focuses on that the moment an animal walks in the door whether they are eight weeks of age or eighteen years of age.
Dr. Torraca began her career in human physical therapy and specialized in orthopedics and pain management in both orthopedic and sports medicine atmospheres. Her knowledge and ability to translate her knowledge from the human side to the animals. She has been enjoying her work with animals for over twenty-two years and is considered a pioneer in the field of canine physical rehabilitation. She is one of the founders of the University of Tennessee’s certificate program in canine rehabilitation. Through the university and throughout the world, Dr. Torraca has been a well sought out speaker on a variety of subjects. She is also the founder and heads the Certified Canine Manual Therapy program through the University of Tennessee. She pursued her own studies at Boston University, and has received an advanced master’s degree at Quinnipiac college and her doctorate at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Her passions include sports medicine and working dogs, as well as degenerative myelopathy. She sees a variety of clients in her busy clinic, Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness center, focused on rehabilitation and wellness.