Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation for Animals
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Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation for Animals
Full service wellness and rehabilitation programs for your canine companion

155 Westchester Road, Colchester, CT 06415 | directions

Open Tuesday through Saturday ~ For appointment or more info call 860-267-9191 or appointment@wizardofpaws.net

Services >> Assessments

  • Happy Dogs on the WaterPerformance Assessments
  • Movement Analysis
  • Force Plate
  • Gait Analysis
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Whether your dog is involved in agility, herding, obedience, dock diving, Schutzhund, tracking, or any of the other dog sports, a full performance assessment will assist in determining the dog's ability and performance potential in their individual sport.

The basic Performance Assessment includes the following:

  • Gait analysis
  • Force plate analysis with a Uni-cam
  • Static system review of video or actual performance of event if possible
  • Body evaluation
  • Structural assessment
  • Muscle and joint assessment

We are also able to perform a Dartfish analysis for an additional fee to fully evaluate the dog's gait and movement.

Agility Performance

We will assess the dogs for weaknesses and deficits. If any problems are discovered, we will formulate a plan, inclusive of treatments and exercises, to amend the problems and get your dog in its top shape for their activity. Sometimes the dog is not best suited for the activity desired and we can discuss other alternatives.

Assessments are conducted at canine sporting events, dog shows, club sponsored events and our Colchester facility. Check our Appointment Page for registration availability.

Agility TunnelDebbie Gross is truly a wizard. I took my dog to three veterinary hospitals including Tufts and none of them were able to diagnose her problem. Debbie figured out what was wrong on our first visit. She specializes in physical therapy and rehabilitation for animals using many techniques including movement and gait analysis, laser treatment, manual therapy, modalities and more. She is a truly talented and caring person.
Dana B.
Wilmington, VT


Aja AgilityHi, Debbie,

I just wanted to let you know that we just returned from the 2008 North American Dog Agility Championships and Aja placed second in her division!  It would have never happened without you and your treatment.

This time last year I was thinking that I may have to face the reality that she could not do agility anymore.  She ran beautifully and held up for the entire 5 days. I will be forever grateful for all that you have done for her.  I remember you saw her for the first time at the end of a very long day at a seminar in Baltimore.  That was the beginning of a great outcome!

With regards,

Many of our clients come from the New England area.  However, we also see dogs that come from long distances to see and stay with us!  Check out our map to see the states represented by Wizard of Paws clients!  We even have a dog from Greece right now!  And we always have many dogs coming down from wonderful Canada. Interact with full size view of Wizard of Paws Client Map.