info only, I do not work with or for these people. I don't know of another pet physical therapy (PT) provider. (sure would be great to have a PT who works with bipeds work on your dog as a side job! Do you know one?)
The individual's website is out of commission; I hope it's not for political reasons, but because she's full time at San Roque (I'm pretty sure the PT is a woman).
I think the autonomy and legality of pet rehab therapists' licensing is being fought in the CA state house, as has been done with other types of health techs and physician assistants, for humans and animals. Yes, of course you can swim with your dog without help from others, if anyone is thinking that.
VMSG is always recommended; you may also want to speak with Dr. Dalo at La Concepcion Animal Hospital, he has a good surgery reputation but not like VMSG does on the Internet:
or consult with CARE, or more with your own vet and whomever they recommend.
Also search Edhat's "Referral" section under "Pets"; there's been a LOT of discussion here in the past few years. Strange, seems there were more links a few months ago:
"Dog Elbow Sx"
Using alternatives before surgery is a great plan and will allow you to research and select a surgeon if you choose to go that way. I hope your dog likes water!
What kind of dog? How big? I'm just curious.
Good luck, I'm sure an update here would help other pet owners.