WHAT GALEN MYOTHERAPY CAN HELP WITH
TREATING DOGS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS
Galen Myotherapy delivers effective and measurable results within 1-3 sessions for many chronic conditions and situations. Utilising specialised massage techniques and rehabilitative exercises we can provide effective pain management for:
Osteoarthritis – especially in dogs that are intolerant to anti-inflammatory drugs
OCD (osteochondritis dissecans)
CDM (Canine Degenerative Myelopathy)
Soft tissue injuries
Repetitive strain injuries
Whiplash caused from impact at speed
Prehab and rehabilitation
It can also be used as an effective and quantifiable management programme for:
Behavioural issues relating to pain
The elderly dog
Reluctance to be active or slowing down
Enhancing the health and performance of sporting dogs
WORK WITH A GALEN MYOTHERAPIST
TARGETED TREATMENT FOR YOUR DOG
Find your nearest Galen Myotherapist for 1:1 clinical massage treatment, rehabilitation programmes for chronic conditions or maintenance conditioning programmes so you can support your dog at home. Treatments are totally specific to your dog. We work very closely with you, giving clear information and instructions all the way through the process.
We are experts in pain and behaviour and will always treat your dog with respect. Your dog will always be given ‘choice’ using our Positive PACT® treatment protocol. We never use forced restraint and treatment will always take place on the floor or on a low level, where a dog is most comfortable.
All Galen Myotherapists are fully qualified and insured and only work with dogs that have a signed veterinary consent form that adheres to the 1966 UK Veterinary Act.
DISTANCE SUPPORT PROGRAMME
HELPING YOU TO SUPPORT YOUR DOG
Our Distance Support Programmes (DSP) provide 1:1 professional guidance for you as an owner, enabling you to help your dog at home. You will be supported remotely through the programme by your own dedicated and experienced Galen Myotherapist.
Using photos and videos of your dog we provide a detailed postural and movement analysis to highlight areas of weakness and compensation in your dog’s biomechanics. We then work with you to implement environmental and activity changes, and show you how to apply targeted massage techniques to improve your dog’s musculoskeletal health.
Our Distance Support Plus Programme (DSP+) includes a bespoke 6 week rehabilitative and functional exercise programme to target weaker areas and improve their overall mobility, flexibility and strength. We’ll send you detailed instructions and work with you to ensure you're both performing the exercises correctly.
This unique online course is packed with information in a fun learning environment. You'll learn how to assess your dog’s physical appearance and develop the skills including two massage techniques which will help to improve your dog’s health using the principles of Galen Myotherapy.
It will give you an introduction into canine anatomy so you can gain an understanding of what is under your dog’s skin as well as looking at common behaviours which can indicate muscular discomfort. Through Galen’s many years of research and treatment of thousands of dogs, we have found many indicators which can be directly associated with muscle discomfort and also pain. The link between a dog's habits and comfort level is absolutely fascinating and is something that Galen has been talking about for over two decades.
INTRODUCTION TO CANINE MASSAGE AND VISUAL ASSESSMENT
THE STARTING POINT TO HELPING YOUR DOG
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