Judy's Philosophy:

Dogs are members of our family. They deserve the best rehabilitative care provided with compassion.

A rehab program combines accepted Judy Coates physical therapy techniques with a prescribed individualized home program. Owner involvement is an integral part of successful rehab.


Judy Coates lives in Hanover, New Hampshire close to the Appalachian Trail. She and her husband enjoy the out of doors, hiking, skiing, and biking. Her family vacations on the coast of Maine, where Judy enjoys tennis and sailing.

Courses Judy Currently Teaches:

At the Canine Rehabilitation Institute:

Judy's Recreational Interests:

About Judy Coates
Meet Judy Coates

Judy Coates is a physical therapy practictioner who splits her practice between small animals and humans. In her animal practice, she treats dogs with orthopedic, neurologic, sporting and ageing issues.

Education, Teaching and Research

Judy Coates received her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University's Sargent College in 1986.

In addition to her 31+ years of patient care, Judy spent seven years teaching in the Master's Physical Therapy Program at Sargent College while treating Orthopedic and Sports patients at the college's Rehabilitation Clinic.

Judy specializes in orthopedic and sports physical therapy with particular interests in manual therapy and biomechanics. She conducted research at the National Institutes of Health investigating the biomechanics of gait.

Judy began studying Canine Rehabilitation in 2004. In 2006 she attended the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Wellington, Florida and received her Certificate as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.

She currently serves a a faculty member at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, teaching K-9 physical therapy practices to veterinarians, physical therapists and veterinary technicians.

Educational Resume

1974 BS in Education, Boston University
1984 MEd in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration, Boston University
1986 MS in Physical Therapy, Boston University/Sargent College
1987 Research in Biomechanics of the Foot, Ankle, and Knee, The National Institutes of Health
2006 CCRT (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist), Canine Rehabilitation Institute


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