Carol Wasmucky, BS, PTPet Rehab Owner
Carol has been an orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapist since 1986, when she completed her degree in physical therapy at the University of Miami. For 8 years, she directed a thriving sports medicine facility in Northern Virginia, specializing in treating ACL (knee) reconstructions, total knee and hip replacements, herniated discs, fractures, sprains/strains, muscle imbalances, and many other diagnoses in the human population.
Successfully treating and managing her Golden Retriever, Rodan’s, hip dysplasia without surgery, since puppyhood, inspired her to apply her expertise in anatomy to the pet population. Carol attended specialized courses at the University of Tennessee’s Canine Physical Therapy program, in addition to many other courses across the country.
Carol started Pet Rehab in 2000 and has since worked on dogs and cats with such diagnoses as ACL/CCL (knee) tears and repairs, hip dysplasia, hernias, brain tumors, obesity, elbow dysplasia, fractures, seizures, disc disease, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendon tears and repairs, sprains and strains.
Carol helps dogs maintain and regain their strength and range of motion following TPLOs (tibeal plateau leveling osteotomy) and FHOs (femoral head osteomoty) surgeries. She will design a customized program to achieve the best treatment for your pet. Treatments can be developed to either avoid invasive or unnecessary surgeries, to alleviate the common aches and pains of the aging pet, or to aid in post-surgical recovery.
Pet Rehab provides specialized programs for working dogs, such as those on local police forces, as well as dogs competing in agility and other events. Agility training increases awareness and balance for non-competitive dogs, allows working dogs to return to work more quickly, and prepares competitive animals to return to their sport after injury. Some Pet Rehab clients continue weekly treatments to improve the overall fitness of their pet.