Lisa Bedenbaugh, PT, CCRP
Lisa graduated with honors from Daemen College in 1988 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She has worked in multiple clinical settings, including orthopedics, neurology, home health, and acute care. In 2003, she earned accreditation as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) from the University of Tennessee and began practicing small animal physical rehabilitation. Since that time, she has transitioned from humans into companion animal therapy. She has helped to start and grow canine rehabilitation departments for four veterinary practices in Georgia, the most recent which was for North Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Buford, Georgia, where she led a team of six rehabilitation professionals. Lisa is the Georgia state liaison for the American Physical Therapy Associations (APTA) Animal Rehabilitation special interest group, and coordinates the group’s newsletter. She and her husband launched Canine Rehab Systems in 2011, a small business manufacturing and selling canine therapy equipment and supplies. Lisa is also a founding member and clinical director of K9Align, a company producing a therapeutic garment for hip dysplasia. She co-authored an independent study course for the APTA entitled “Evaluation of the Canine Rehabilitation Patient”, published in 2014. Lisa has spoken both locally and internationally on topics related to canine rehabilitation, including at the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s conference in 2012, the International Association for Veterinary Rehab and Physical Therapy Symposium in 2014, and the American Physical Therapy Association’s annual conference in 2015.