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CPD for Vets - Online

CPD for Vets - Online

This is the CPD fully online version of the course, and is suitable for vets who would like to increase their knowledge, and support animal welfare with Galen treatment protocols.


Galen Myotherapists offer canine massage and functional biomechanical exercises and formulate management and rehabilitative programmes for dogs suffering from chronic conditions.


This course has been successfully running for nearly 20 years, and was the first externally accredited course specialising in Canine Myotherapy / Canine massage and rehabilitation.


You will learn how to assess posture, behaviour and functional movement patterns and importantly it will give you the diverse skills needed to apply effective massage techniques and rehabilitative treatment programs to support a dog’s muscular-skeletal health. You will also learn how to apply our revolutionary Positive PACT® treatment protocol. 


Throughout your learning journey you will receive the backing and support of the most established clinical canine massage, biomechanics and rehabilitation training school in the UK. All our tutors have formal teaching qualifications and are committed to supporting you during your studies with us.


    Qualification 100 CPD hours
    Award Type CPD Certificate
    Study method Online theory and online practical application, with live tutorials, group sessions and one to one learning
    Start Date Any time
    Enrolment criteria  

    Age 18+ 


    Qualified veterinarians 


    Evidence of your qualification must be provided within 3 workings day from your initial payment. 

    Units 10 days of practical delivered remotely and  3 case studies

    £2128.00 Excluding VAT

    £2553.60 including VAT


    Payment options are available so please talk to us about the different options or to discuss a bespoke payment plan which is right for you.


    *The investment in the online course is the same as the attended course due to the additional one-to-one tutor time required with this style of learning and teaching.


    Example payment plan

    Pay a deposit of £950 over 3 months* then £1178.00 before attending the course. Payments shown are exclusive of VAT.


    *Split payment option for the first 3 months is available at checkout when paying by Klarna or PayPal.



    Important Information

    Course Payment 


    Full course payment must be received before attending the practical course.


    International Students

    International learners who are business owners or who’s employer is funding their learning are exempt from paying VAT. For our tax purposes we require evidence of the business



    Remote and Hands-on Practical

    We’ve created a supportive guided learning experience, which provides in-depth study and practical application of Galen Myotherapy, but also allows a period of supported independent study to allow the information time to embed.


    All students undertake 4 x Pre-Practical Modules which can be booked from Unit 3 (theory unit) onwards of the Diploma. 
    These first 4 modules are delivered remotely through interactive webcasts, online seminars with discussion groups and Q&A sessions with some independent learning and full access and support from your dedicated tutor.

    You’ll learn:

    * Human and canine postural assessment
    * Functional anatomy and biomechanics
    * Assessing superficial anatomy of the canine
    * Assessing canine biomechanics in relation to loading and posture
    * Functional movement patterns and identification of compensatory issues
    * Impacts of environment on the musculoskeletal system
    * In-depth learning of the relationship between pain and behaviour
    * Theory and application of the Galen Comfort Scale©
    * Positive PACT® treatment protocol (scientifically supported)

    This unique,scientifically substantiated learning is an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of muscle dysfunction in both humans and canine.


    Practical Modules

    Module 5 onwards of your training will focus on developing your hands-on techniques, rehabilitative functional movement and exercises on a variety of dogs so you gain a plethora of hands-on experience so you can confidently apply Galen Myotherapy techniques. 
    You’ll learn:
    * Practical anatomy from a functional and applied perspective
    * Translating canine’s muscles, fascia and skeleton directly onto a dog
    * Assessment of canine physical integrity, observations and comparisons of movement
    * Massage technique application and palpation skills

    This is delivered in small student cohorts through an online communication platform where there will be tailored and detailed individual feedback. 


    This enables each student's technique and application to receive personalised coaching, whilst providing the tutor with a clear view to observe the dog’s responses in real-time, without interruptions.


    Case studies

    On completion of the practical you will complete 3 individual case studies.


    These include: 

    * Visual postural and loading assessment - using photos and videos only 
    * Galen Comfort Scale© completion

    * 3 treatments for each case study 

    * Home environment and activity guidance

    * Appropriate exercise programme in order to enhance rehabilitation or to help sustain correct kinetic movement patterning achieved through manual therapy



    Your case studies will be discussed with a Galen Veterinary Surgeon or Galen registered tutor within the Vet Viva at the end of the course.


    The Customer shall pay the course fee or deposit to the Provider to secure their place on the Galen Canine Myotherapy CPD for Vets Course.


    No refunds will be given after the 14 day cooling off period and customers must continue to pay the monthly instalments until all course fees are paid. 

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