Galen Canine Myotherapist
Mid Norfolk, West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norfolk/Suffolk border, some areas of Cambridgeshire
07917 802 136
My name is Sarah Porter and I am based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and am lucky enough to be on the doorstep of Thetford Forest along with my husband Ben, son Isaac and our small pack of three beagles and a Black & Tan American Coonhound. At the start of 2017 I was working part time, being a mum and waiting for our first litter of beagle pups to be born and needed to something to stimulate my brain so began my own journey of self development and learning about all things to do with dogs.
I studied Canine Law, Canine First Aid and then an Advanced Diploma in Dog Behaviour with the British College of Canine Studies, none of these were supposed to change my career path from my senior secretarial role within the NHS but it did along with the path I had been on with my first beagle Yoda.
At a very young age I was told Yoda's sacrolumbar region wasn’t made quite as it should be and is under the care of a McTimoney Chiropracter as I didn’t want to start my 18 month old pup on a cocktail of medicine for his life, although I know in the future it may come. Yoda has regular maintenance treatment by his therapist and watching her work and how she has helped him piqued my interest to research manual therapy further and my resultant studies with Galen. It was in fact this therapist that recommended Galen to me knowing of the Guiding Principles and the ethos of Choice-Led treatment and how these would appeal to me, how this would allow me to connect with the dog I am treating. Its taken me 2.5 years to qualify and it has been such an incredible and worthwhile journey and am keen to get going treating all those dogs that need it. I am fully insured.
I love to try and give all of my dogs their own time with me as I know difficult it can be to maintain bonds within a multi-dog household so can often be found practicing agility with Maybel & Wanda, doing scentwork with Yoda and mantrailing with Darcey. I am a strong believer in enrichment so its a topic you will usually find me talking about and especially having learnt how this can help dogs with compromised muscles in their neck region. I truly do want to help dogs live their best life!