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TITLE: Conservative Management of Patellofemoral and Stifle Instabilities: Focus on Manual Techniques


  • Sat., Sept. 30, 8:30am - 12:45pm (JUST ADDED)
  • Fri., Sept. 29, 2:15pm - 6:30pm (SOLD OUT



CONTACT HOURS: (4.0 RACE-approved)


DESCRIPTION: This Workshop discusses the current research and evidence to optimize the clinical management of patellofemoral and stifle instability. Participants learn to perform the 3-D Patellar Repositioning Technique, sharpen and refine ligament and meniscal testing skills, and accurately apply pelvic alignment techniques prior to stifle stabilizing exercises. Also addressed is the impact of distal hindquarter joint mobility on stifle stability and exercises to facilitate stability of the patellofemoral and stifle joints.

Conservative Management of Patellofemoral and Stifle Instabilities

  • Susan E. Davis, PT, DPT, Owner Joycare Onsite Red Bank, New Jersey, US

    Dr. Susan Davis is an internationally recognized Physical Therapist with 44 years of clinical experience. She graduated from Northwestern University PT and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Susan worked with human patients for the first 30 years of her career in hospitals and her own private practice. In 2008 she made a transition into the veterinary world, working exclusively with non-human animals, after having completed coursework and training in canine rehabilitation. Her current practice is Joycare Onsite, LLC and she provides Physical Therapy to pets in their home, in clinics, animal shelters, farms and zoos, and performs distance consultation with pet owners virtually. She works with dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, farm animals, exotics and wildlife.

    Susan is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy.Susan authored and published 2 books: “Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals: A Guide for the Consumer”, and “All Hands on Pet!” and writes a monthly blog, the Pet PT Pit Stop. She developed a manual 3D technique for patellar luxation and was primary author on a published research study on MPL. Susan teaches continuing education courses on PT for Animals. She worked as a credentialed member of the media team of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for several years. She is an engaging, passionate speaker for professional audiences, providing lively, well-structured content. Her inherent love of animals and desire to promote active, healthy living shines clearly through her work and presentations.

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