Susan D. Mize, PT, CCRP
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

At Hampton Roads Pet Rehabilitation, each patient will be evaluated and provided treatment by Susan D. Mize, PT, CCRP. Susan received her Physical Therapy degree from The Medical College Of Virginia in 1985. She has extensive experience in all areas of Physical Therapy-- in the hospital, home and outpatient settings; including orthopaedic, neurologic, intensive care, wound care, geriatric and industrial medicine, as well as canine rehabilitation. She established and managed several large facilities prior to opening her own private "human" practice in 1999, Hampton Roads Physical Therapy. Susan has obtained multiple specialty facility certifications, published Physical Therapy patient instruction manuals, presented educational seminars and workshops and provided numerous newspaper and television media interviews on a variety of informational and educational Physical Therapy and Rehab topics.

In 2001, Susan sought to combine her passion for Physical Therapy and her life-long love for all animals in the establishment of a second practice, Hampton Roads Pet Rehabilitation; --"my heart's desire". Over the course of twenty-plus years, Susan has witnessed the difference that Physical Therapy makes in the lives of her human patients; and she has worked with her own pets and those of many others to help them with a variety of orthopaedic, neurological and internal medicine diagnoses, to achieve the same results.

"Can you imagine having surgery on your knee, or a hip replacement, or suffering a life-altering paralysis, and NOT having Physical Therapy or Rehab? How could that be any different for animals? Taboo, Miko, Sierra, Cody, Lucky, Jaguar, Mercedes and countless others have all taught me that animals benefit and respond to physical rehabilitation just like humans; and that it can make all the difference in the world". - Susan D. Mize, PT, CCRP.

Susan devoted 2.5 years to the formal study of Canine Rehabilitation. She received her instruction from the world's top experts in the field, and also completed one year of Veterinary internships. She obtained her certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and the Program in Physical Therapy in 2003, and she is one of only a few Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners in the world.


 
     
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