“Deborah is a skilled, thoughtful, thorough and kind practitioner. Her service is a bargain, but also a fantastic investment in your pet’s health. We owe our 13-year-old Lab/Shep’s health to Deborah’s care.
Our dog has always been a happy athlete, so when she hurt her knee 3 years ago, we were saddened at the end of her active life, as we didn’t think she was a good candidate for surgery.
We found Deborah on an Internet search, and we are so glad we did. Deborah showed us that in many cases, rehab is a better choice than surgery (and if you do surgery, rehab is the best way to ensure a full recovery).
Deborah came to our home, allowing our dog to be evaluated and to learn her new therapy routine in the reassuring comfort of familiar surroundings. Deborah helped us identify places within walking distance that were well suited for daily exercises. Deborah’s recommendations were holistic–how can we make our home safer for a recovering dog? what nutritional supplements or dietary changes will help? how can we convince our pet to submit to icing and exercises?
We have recommended Deborah’s services to many friends and will continue to do so.”
Andrea W. Round Rock, TX
“Congrats Deborah Carroll, and goodie for pet owners everywhere! Deborah just published an eBook teaching owners how to rehabilitate dog knee injuries. Deborah supervised Jasmine’s rehab and gets full credit for our furry athlete’s recovery a few years ago.”
Client, Round Rock, TX
(I met Jasmine in 2010 and her caretaker-mom wrote a 2nd review, above, after I published the intro plan for recovery on Amazon in November, 2013)
“My hound/shepherd mix (Oki) was diagnosed with a torn ACL. After a consult with a surgical vet, I wanted to see what other options were available for Oki. Post-surgical recovery carried a high risk of “catastrophic failure” of my dog’s back leg and seemed like an extremely painful and difficult trial to put my dog through. My vet recommended Deborah as an alternative.
After consulting with Deborah, we decided to try an alternative approach to surgery. She was realistic and said that he might still have to get surgery because of his size (90+lbs) but it was worth trying to heal the ACL through rehabilitation exercises, chiropractic care and restricted movement (no running, jumping).
(Note from Rehabdeb…I met Oki and Michelle in May, 2009. Since then I’ve seen hundreds of large dogs recovery extremely well without surgery for torn knee ligament, and I would never have the surgery again on one of my own dogs…no need)…
Deborah set up a detailed care plan for me (beginning here) and was always available when I had questions. We set up periodic appointments to monitor Oki’s progress and make adjustments to his rehab exercises.
It took about 6 months, but Oki’s ACL healed well and he never needed surgery or pain meds. He also thoroughly enjoyed his chiropractic adjustments. He was able to go back to almost all normal activities and avoided the pain and trauma of surgery.
Since then, Deborah has become my go to person whenever one of my dogs is injured. She offers practical and realistic advice, has great rapport with the dogs and I trust her opinion completely. Most importantly, Deborah is always thinking of the dog’s comfort and quality of life – allowing me to make informed decisions that maximize the benefit for my dogs.”
“I’ve been a client of Rehab and Conditioning since last November (2014).
My 9/10 year old heeler had/has a knee injury. In lieu of surgery, I decided to seek out a specialist to help and educate me on my dog’s injury and rehab plan.
Deborah is great! She’s smart and knowledgeable. She listens. She helps me to learn more so that I know how to work with my dog and gives me options for his recovery plans/schedules. Specifically, she works with my schedule – both with how to do exercises and also for scheduling meetings to review progress. She is even available for phone and email consults – where I can send her videos of progress and get her feedback.
I would recommend to any owner who is working with an animal who has an injury to seek out Deborah. She’s wonderful and if you follow her advice and her program, I have total confidence in saying that she will be so helpful to you and your pet.
Thank you Deborah. I have so much gratitude for your help, your patience, your knowledge, all of your support during this journey in my boy’s life!”
Renee S. Austin, TX
(Last I checked, 2017, Sputnik continues to do well and runs amok on trails in Colorado–Rehabdeb)
I met Deborah in 2012 when she started working on my Gracey, who was experiencing knee and hip issues.
Deborah is very clear about pain management and rehab with your pet. She gives very clear instruction and has a kind demeanor with both the pets and pet owners.
Doing the homework is very important, and Deborah is very patient when pet owners, like me, are not so disciplined!
When Deborah visited, we always concentrated on Gracey’s needs. One day Gracey’s sister, Fiona (the goof ball) got ill and Deborah was able to direct me to the appropriate pet specialists. Fiona passed away rather suddenly of a heart condition at the young age of 8 years and my heart was in splinters. Deborah was there to pick me up for that too! She’s a true blessing!
I HIGHLY recommend Deborah to help you rehab your pet…she’s the best!
“It’s difficult to put Deb’s awesomeness into words, but I’m going to give it a go. I’ve known her for seven years, and she has worked with my dog, my best friend’s dog, and I’ve referred several other friends’ dogs to her. They all love her, so it’s not just me who is crazy about her.
Vets know what they know, and they don’t know what they don’t know. Like every practitioner, they use the tools they learned, but they aren’t always the best tools to solve a problem. I call this a case of “sometimes when you’re in the bottle, you can’t read the label.” Deb is a gifted label reader.
Deb has the advantage of years and years of knowledge and experience, training, wisdom, and the ability to manage and solve difficult cases like nobody I’ve ever met.
Deb is like the hub of a wheel, and in my opinion central to case management. She knows how to direct clients to the proper vet, unravel mystery ailments, and treat her clients (animal and human) with utmost respect. Plus, she has a wicked sense of humor, and she’s very empathetic–not sympathetic. There is a difference.
It requires a passionate person who approaches problems with the view of a bird flying high above to do what Deb does. Her thought process is different. Her approach is different. Her results are astounding.