CanineTech Rehab began from a love of both dogs and physiotherapy. We would like to improve the quality of rehabilitative care for not only humans, but also our human companions, our dogs. We provide the high quality, advanced manual therapy skills of a physiotherapist for your dog.
We believe in educating you, as an owner, so you understand and can therefore take an active role in the rehabilitation of your dog. Active participation is required; therefore exercise is an important part of all treatments. Cheryl has undergone extensive, advanced level post-graduate training to enhance her physiotherapy education, assessment and treatment skills. She has completed the introduction and advanced courses for canine rehabilitation and in 2015 obtained her Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation. She has also received her Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT), an organization of the International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapists dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care.
Canine Rehab Therapist
Cheryl Reid Ralph
B.Sc. PT, B.Sc. (Biology), Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT, Dip. in Canine Rehab,
Registered Physiotherapist, Clinic Owner
Cheryl, who originally resided in Newfoundland, graduated from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology (2001). After graduating from Acadia University, Cheryl went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2004. She received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Orthopedic Division in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT). She has completed the introduction and advanced courses in canine rehabilitation and in 2015 obtained her Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation.
Cheryl initially worked in Chester, Nova Scotia for 5 ½ years at a private practice clinic. After moving to Ontario in 2009, she continued to work at a private practice in Guelph. With over 10 years of experience as an orthopaedic physiotherapist, Cheryl felt she was ready to further develop her passion for orthopaedics, manual therapy and canine rehabilitation. With the help and support of family, friends and clients she decided it was time to open her own physiotherapy clinic to pursue her own professional goals.
Since graduating, Cheryl has continued to complete courses to advance her orthopaedic and manual therapy skills. Her recent captivation has been canine rehabilitation. Cheryl has two dogs of her own, a two year old and a four year old boxer. She has always had a love for animals and thought it was time to combine her passion of physiotherapy and animals into one.