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About Us

At Pawsitive Impact Rehabilitation, we put our love for dogs into all that we do.

What Makes Pawsitive Impact Rehabilitation Special?

The field of canine rehabilitation is still fairly new in the pet care industry. All too often when our pet is injured, veterinarians recommend crate rest and pain medications. We are starting to see through research that this may not be the best for our pets! Research is showing that canine rehabilitation is often more beneficial in the treatment of several canine injuries and arthritis. 

Canine rehabilitation is built on the principles of human physical rehab and taking a more holistic approach to treatment. We teach you, the pet parent, exercises to do at home with your pet and build a comprehensive strengthening program that is unique to each pup and their needs. Pawsitive Impact Rehabilitation's goal is to help senior dogs regain their freedom to live their best lives.

Erica "Ricki" Jackson, DPT, CCRT

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

I have had a love for dogs since I was a little girl. I have always had dogs growing up, but it wasn't until my soul dog, Blue, changed my life forever. Blue was with me through thick and thin and my love for him grew daily as we shared adventures and heartbreak together. Once I moved in to my own apartment I decided Blue needed a friend, and I adopted Birdie. Birdie loved playing fetch and was tennis ball obsessed! One day while she was playing fetch she tore her CCL (the equivalent of an ACL in humans) and had to have surgery. After her surgery, Birdie had to go to canine rehabilitation. Once I saw how rewarding it was to see Birdie heal and thrive, I knew I found my new career calling!

I attended Sam Houston State University for my undergraduate degree and received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Wichita State University. I received my Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist certificate through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. I have been a human physical therapist for over 9 years now, but have now made the transition to canine rehabilitation. It is my calling and mission to help dogs all over the DFW metroplex to live their best life. 

Outside of canine rehabilitation, I spend my free time helping local Dallas rescues with photographing their dogs to help them get adopted. I have worked with several rescue groups to capture sweet photos to help promote their wonderful dogs in hopes of finding their forever homes. When I am not photographing, I love spending time with my husband and our pup Pepper. 

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