Dr. Shields, Physical Therapist for the Horse and Rider

Emily Shields received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 2005. She had been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level 1 Trauma center, in Washington, DC since 2005 where she has gained the skills and knowledge to treat individuals with a variety of cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurologic, traumatic, and orthopedic conditions.

In May of 2013, Emily achieved the American Board of Physical Therapy Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist.

Since 2015, Emily has been focusing her clinical education and skill on the biomechanics of the horse and rider as well as common equine injuries.

In December of 2017, Emily successfully completed The University of Tennessee Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner program. Since then, she has been working with local equine vets around Woodbine, MD treating horses with injuries amenable to physical therapy treatments.

She has attended the Animal Rehabilitation Institute’s “Functional Assessment of the Equestrian” to learn techniques to assess and treat the rider on the ground as well as mounted.

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