About

Sasha A Foster is dedicated to promoting the profession of canine rehabilitation by providing canine rehabilitation professionals with access to education, products and services that support their new or growing rehabilitation business.  

She completed her training as a human physical therapist at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, in 2000. She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through Canine Rehab Institute in Wellington, Florida in 2009. Currently she is the Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. In this capacity she works with a team of professionals including: Felix Duerr, Lead Faculty of the Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Department; Nic Lambrechts, Faculty of the Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Department; Martin Kauffman of Orthopets in Denver, Colorado; and industry partners including Canine Rehab Institute, Purina and Litecure to build one of the first university-level Canine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Departments in the world. The department teaches students, evaluates and treats more than fifty patients per week, and designs research about sports medicine and rehabilitation.  

As well as teaching for Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sasha is also a faculty member for Canine Rehab Institute, one of two certifying bodies training veterinarians and physical therapists throughout the world how to become certified canine rehabilitation therapists. 

She is the author of seven canine rehabilitation publications including: the co-authored The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog, A Physical Therapy Approach (Dogwise Publishing, Wenatchee, Washington); a book based on her patented stretching method, straight plane stabilized stretching for animals. In 2009 the book won the Maxwell Award for Best Health and Care Book. She and her co-author went on to produce the DVD of The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog in 2010. Her next book, Canine Cross Training, Building Balance, Strength and Endurance in Your Dog, was released in 2013 and won the Eukaneuba Best Health Book in 2014. Over the next few years she released five self-published clinical rehabilitation manuals including The Complete Conditioning Program, Home Exercises, Home Exercise Programs, Treatment Protocols and the Canine Rehabilitation Treatment Library.  She is also a contributing author for the rehabilitation text books, the Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Wiley-Blackwell 2013) and the upcoming Veterinary Orthotics and Prosthetics (Wiley-Blackwell). Her publications may be purchased on this web site or at www.caninerehabshop.com

She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado where she enjoys cross country skiing, fiction writing and spending time in the high mountain desert of Northwestern Colorado where her family has resided for four generations. 

She can be reached at sasha@artofcaninept.com. 

 

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