Recognizing Pain: Physical vs Behavioral

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Course Begins: At Purchase

Duration: N/A

Instructor: Debbie Gross Torraca, DPT, MSPT, CCRP, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Emeritus

Course type: Webinar

Many behavior issues are caused by unrecognized pain. Learn about common pain symptoms, steps to offer some relief, and methods of working with the painful dog.

This webinar will help you:

  • Identify pain in a dog
  • Understand how pain will impact a dog’s daily life and behavior
  • Determine whether the dog is experiencing pain or true behavior symptoms
  • Apply techniques to decrease pain
  • Identify when to refer to a veterinarian

There are no required materials for this course.

This is a self-study class that will begin on the sign-on date. Students will have access to the course for 60 days from the date of purchase.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Full Student:


Cost: $20




Instructor: Debbie Gross Torraca, DPT, MSPT, CCRP, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Emeritus

Dr. Torraca believes every dog deserves the best quality of life for the longest time possible, pain free, happy, and strong. Her company, Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation for Animals, LLC, focuses on that the moment an animal walks in the door whether they are eight weeks of age or eighteen years of age.

Dr. Torraca began her career in human physical therapy and specialized in orthopedics and pain management in both orthopedic and sports medicine atmospheres. She has been enjoying her work with animals since the late ‘90s and is considered a pioneer in the field of canine physical rehabilitation. She is one of the founders of the University of Tennessee’s certificate program in canine rehabilitation. Through the university and throughout the world, Dr. Torraca has been a well sought out speaker on a variety of subjects, speaking to veterinarian professionals, allied health care professionals, dog enthusiasts, and owners. She is also the founder and heads the Certified Canine Manual Therapy program through the University of Tennessee.

Her passions include sports medicine and working dogs, as well as degenerative myelopathy. She focuses on the identification and treatment of pain in all of the dogs she works with. Pain is often overlooked in many physical and behavioral issues, and may make the difference between success and failure. She sees a variety of clients in her busy clinic, Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness center, focused on rehabilitation and wellness.