Episode 34: Help your Dog Live Life to the Fullest with Canine Physiotherapist Jodi Bussiere

Did you know that canine physiotherapy doesn’t only help dogs recover from injuries but also improves their overall quality of life, especially as they age?

In this Episode of the Muttz with Mannerz™ Canine Academy Podcast, host Corey McCusker is joined by Jodi Bussiere, Canine (and Human) Physiotherapist explore the world of Canine Physiotherapy. They will share how it can optimize mobility and overall well-being – helping your dog live life to the fullest!

In this episode, Corey and Jodi cover:

  • Jodi’s bio and how she ended up being a Canine Physiotherapist.
  • The difference between a Canine Physiotherapist and a Human Physiotherapist.
  • How Physiotherapy fits in with regular vet care and an example of a common injury Jodi treats as a referral.
  • Some of the other ailments or reasons that a pet parent would seek treatment from Jodi.
  • An example of how Jodi worked with a show dog that came to her for rehabilitation.
  • How the process works if you want to bring in your dog for an assessment with Jodi.
  • Jodi treats dogs in and around Uxbridge but can provide referrals from her network of colleagues.
  • Why it can be difficult to find a Canine Physiotherapist in your area.
  • What financial investment you can expect for an assessment for your dog.
  • How you can be involved in your dog’s treatment and how her clients love that part of physio.


To learn more about Jodi visit http://uxbridgecaninephysio.com/

To connect with us at Muttz with Mannerz™ visit us at www.muttzwithmannerz.com

Special Guest:

Jodi Bussiere, Uxbridge Canine Physio
Jodi is a Registered Physiotherapist with 30 years of clinical experience.  She has been to the The Olympics and Pan American Games and owns a Physiotherapy Clinic in Uxbridge.  Due to her love of animals, Jodi has expanded her practice to include Canine Physio.  Jodi has Advanced Canine Rehabilitation training through the Animal Rehab Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Virtually every skill Jodi has used on humans can be applied to dogs. Jodi is highly trained in canine anatomy and rehabilitation and uses treatments and techniques that are specific to each dog. She performs a thorough physical exam of each dog and creates a unique plan that works for the owner and the dog.  Jodi sees dogs in her Uxbridge home, or will travel to the owner’s home, making her mobile practice very accessible.  The animal community, including veterinarians, are quickly learning about her services and she is excited to be able to provide the Uxbridge and surrounding communities with quality canine rehabilitation.

Your Host:

Corey McCusker, Canine Coach
Corey’s passion for helping humans and dogs excel led her to take a leap of faith after 22 years working in the Financial Industry to leave her corporate job in 2006 and start two companies. Corey is a Coach at heart and works with business leaders and high-performance teams, but her true passion has always been canines. She now has created a career that supports both.

Corey founded Muttz with Mannerz in 2006. Her foundation of knowledge which includes being a Senior Manager, Dog Trainer, Vet Assistant, World Tour Lead, and Mental Performance Coach helped her to launch the Canine Academy. The purpose of the academy is to assist pet parents build the foundation for their pups to be with them for life.

Corey believes in giving back to the community. Over many years she has volunteered at the Toronto Humane Society and the OSPCA and is also proud to be an evaluator for St. John Ambulance Dog Therapy Program. She held the position of Director of Communications on the board for the Canadian Association for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives from 2017-2019. She has been active with Markham Fair and been a Team Captain and on the Executive for Stouffville Ladies Floor Hockey League for over 15 years.

Corey has made Stouffville her home for the last 18 years and shares it with Mike, her partner, two stepdaughters, Karla and Alison, and their two energetic kittens, Dino and Demi. Over the years Corey has been fortunate to be blessed to share her life with 6 wonderful canines, Tilley ( Miniature Dachshund), Tiny, Kira (Great Danes), Fred(Maltese), Charlie(Morkie), and Cleo(Miniature Poodle). Corey and Mike welcomed their new puppy, Skye, a rescue Muttz from Manitoba reserves into their home in June. 2021. They have big hopes for her and look forward to Skye filling their lives with joy and being an active member of Team Muttz.


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