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Group CPD for Canine Physiotherapists and Rehab Specialists

Group CPD for Canine Physiotherapists and Rehab Specialists

Complement your services by integrating Galen Myotherapy programmes into your practice to offer enhanced rehabilitation outcomes. 


This CPD is for canine physiotherapist and rehab specialists who are looking for an in-depth course and a complementary perspective on how to incorporate functional anatomy and advanced myofascial massage techniques within a rehabilitation plan.  


We’ll examine your real case scenarios and have an in depth look into canine posture and how that can form an accurate biomechanical analysis. By looking at posture from a 360 perspective it will give you an insight into movement patterns, gait issues and pain/discomfort. 


Understanding the role of fascia within common bracing patterns is an integral part to unlocking a dog’s chronic muscular dysfunction. Galen Myotherapy’s methodology will give you a deeper and unique insight into each individual’s specific issues to offer enhanced treatment plans.


'Many thanks for delivering such a brilliant CPD! Galen’s passion for dogs and openness in sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience made for engaging lectures and rewarding practical sessions. Galen Myotherapy has shown me a new way to approach assessment and treatment, consider functional movement and fascia, and many of my patients are benefitting from it'.  

Testimonial from Kirsty Martin PgDip Vet Phys mNAVP - Gatehouse Rehabilitation



    6 CPD hours

    Award Type Completion Certificate
    Study method

    Online tutorial delivered via Zoom

    2 x 3 hour sessions

    Start Date Arranged upon booking
    Enrolment criteria  

    Qualification in Canine Physiotherapy or Canine Rehabilitation

    Units 6 topics which will be delivered during the web tutorial

    £1039.30 excluding VAT 

    £1299 including VAT


    The price shown is for a group with a maximum of 10 participants 

    (£103.93 per person ex. VAT)


    Please note that participants do not need to be from the same practice. You are welcome to create a group of 10 from different locations. 


    Topic 1: Postural assessment (using case study dogs)

    Postural assessment discussion of three case study dogs/clients from photos and videos (supplied pre-programme). Looking at detailed aspects of each of the dogs muscle symmetry, bracing pattern, postural alignment and to correctly interpret hypertonia that will offer more accurate translation of dysfunctional movement patterns.


    Topic 2: Fascia
    The understanding of fascia or myofascial connections are now acknowledged to be fundamental to a successful rehabilitation programme. We’ll be discussing the role of fascia from a functional perspective, looking at the implications and impact within rehabilitation.


    Topic 3: Myofascial massage techniques

    Application of appropriate soft tissue massage techniques to influence myofascial connections based on the postural assessments of the three case study dogs. 


    Attendees will be guided through a treatment, using Galen’s unique choice-led protocol, Positive PACT®, and be prompted on the appropriate techniques and areas for application.  This will be linked to each dog’s individual postural assessment.  You’ll learn how it can be effective when working with nervous or aggressive dogs.


    Topic 4: Functional movement

    Understand the true meaning of functional movement and why it is so important within a canine specific rehabilitation programme. Assessing different dogs movement patterns and how that relates to the importance of an individualised programme.


    How Galen Functional Biomechanics™ are specifically designed rehabilitative exercises which can be incorporated into your therapeutic practices.


    Topic 5: Implementation of the Galen Comfort Scale (assessing pain and behaviour)
    How you can incorporate the Galen Comfort scale© to assess pain and behaviour, offering quantifiable outcomes to your clients.


    Topic 6: Follow up assessment of case study dogs

    Discuss postural asessements of case study dogs after application of massage techniques and Galen Functional Biomechanics™.


    The customer shall pay the course fee to the provider to secure their place on the course.

    The course cost is non-refundable. 

    The customer must book a date for the course within 6 months of payment being recieved. 

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