Meet the physiotherapist

My name is Jen McNutt. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 2009 and have completed numerous continuing education courses in human physical therapy and in Canine Rehabilitation. I completed my Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation as offered by the Animal Rehabilitation Division (ARD) of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and am a member of the education committee of the ARD.

I also have certification in canine courses in K-Taping, massage, advanced manual therapy of the canine spine, bracing and senior dog mobility.

I went into physiotherapy school always knowing that I wanted to apply the skills I learned to animals. Although their anatomy is quite different from ours, muscles, nerves, joints, fascia, connective tissue, etc. are the same. Principles taught and used in human physiotherapy practice can be utilized on animals as well with consideration of their characteristic anatomy and biomechanics!

Our canine friends suffer from many of ailments common to us, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Pulled muscles
  • Spinal and disc impairments
  • Neurological disorders
  • Tendinopathy
  • Deconditioning post surgery

An individualized rehabilitation program aids in prevention and recovery from injury, thus improving the physical function and quality of life of your best friend.

As a physiotherapist, I have a unique skill set and a vast ‘toolbox’ I can draw from to provide the best rehabilitation program for your animal. I have over 10 years of experience in canine physiotherapy, specifically working with dogs and cats in the Central Kootenays and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please feel free to contact me at kootenaycaninerehab@gmail.com.