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Foundation Course

Foundation Course

Our Foundation course is a great starting point for dog owners and handlers who are looking to gain an understanding of their dog’s movement and functional anatomy, and to learn some skills which will help to improve their dog’s health using the principles of Galen Myotherapy. This unique online course is packed with information in a fun learning environment. It’s ideal for anyone who is interested in gaining an understanding of their dog’s habits and behaviours, and how this relates to their dog’s comfort.

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 a decade.

This course will teach you about muscle pain from a dog’s perspective and how simple environmental and activity changes can make a positive impact on your own dog’s health.

During the course you will also be given the tools to apply two practical massage techniques which you can apply to your dog to enhance their wellbeing.


    Who is the course for?
    The course is aimed at owners, enthusiasts, and people who work with dogs who have no prior knowledge. It is 100% online so you can complete it wherever you feel most comfortable — and whenever it best fits into your schedule.

    Our course and CPD is suitable for:

    • People looking for hands-on techniques to support their own dog
    • Owners, enthusiasts, and people who work with dogs
    • People wanting to get an introduction to Galen Myotherapy
    • Students looking for an online completion course (4 CPD hours)

    This is purely a theory course which can be completed online via our dedicated Student Portal.

    The course is made up of 6 units and each unit has a handful of easy quizzes to complete to aid learning.

    Unit 1 : Introduction to Galen Myotherapy
    Unit 2 : Canine skeletal system and movement patterns
    Unit 3 : Environmental factors and how they impact on a dog
    Unit 4: Muscle discomfort indicators
    Unit 5 : How to assess your dog's comfort
    Unit 6 : Benefits of massage


    The Customer shall pay the course fee to the Provider to secure their place on the Programme. The Programme cost is non-refundable. 

    The Programme must be used within 16 weeks of purchase. 

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