About Debbie

Dr. Debbie Gross


Dr. Debbie Gross Torraca has been involved in the field of canine physical
rehabilitation and conditioning for over twenty years. She began her career in
human sports medicine and quickly made the transformation to canine physical
rehabilitation and sports medicine. She began with a BS at Boston University, and
then obtained an advanced MS from Quinnipiac College and a doctorate at the
University of Tennessee. She is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner,
and one of the founders of the University of Tennessee Canine Rehabilitation
Practitioner program.  Dr. Torraca believes that each day should be a
learning experience and continuously seeks opportunities to further her education
in the classroom and through real life experiences!

Debbie has taught throughout the world on many topics and is widely
published on the subject of canine physical rehabilitation, as well as canine
performance. She has many DVDS, articles, and related information published for
the dog lover in the areas of conditioning, structure, injury prevention, stretching,
strengthening, performance, and rehabilitation. She has been very involved with
professional research in the realm of canine performance. In addition, she
absolutely loves spending time in her clinic, Wizard of Paws Physical Rehabilitation
for Animals, LLC (www.wizardofpaws.net). Her fondness for animals and
rehabilitation is evident in her practice and teaching – the personal enjoyment she
derives from helping animals is obvious. Debbie is often sought out for her advice
throughout the world and is thrilled to be able to offer her expertise to others.

She firmly believes every dog deserves to live the best quality of life for the
longest time possible — whether the dog is 8 weeks or 18 years old. As owners,
practitioners, and animal lovers, she believes there are so many things we can do to
assist with the improvement of a dog’s life. Life on an agility course, walking in a
park, couch surfing, jogging with owners, or eating healthy snacks should be

Working with K-9 Fitness Equipment over the past 20 years, Deb has seen
the need for higher quality pieces at more affordable prices. Her desire to combine
safety and simplicity in an exercise program has resulted in the Toto Fit line with
burst resistant material and textured surfaces that a dog can hold itself more
securely on, all in an awesome purple color!

Debbie can be reached at: debbie@totofit.com