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What is Galen Canine Myotherapy

As with physiotherapy, Myotherapy has derived from massage.  One of the main differences between the two is that physiotherapy is a specialist treatment for acute post-operative conditions whereas Myotherapy is more intended for the chronic case that may have arisen as a result of compensatory issues from a pathology (condition), repetitive strain or a trauma (even in the past.) Galen Canine Myotherapy © uses palpation, posture analysis as well other specialised massage techniques in order to pinpoint and then treat possible muscular issues or injuries in dogs as well as the associated compensatory issues that may arise.  Through various massage techniques, myotherapy is able to manage a range of mobility issues in dogs.  if a dog has poor mobility the muscular system will not be functioning as well as it should which in turn has a detrimental effects on the other systems of the body.  Therefore this therapy allows the muscular systems to function optimally which as a result, enhances the general well being of the dog, enabling them to live life to the full.

What is Galen Canine Myotherapy ©/ Canine Massage used for?

Galen Canine Myotherapy can be highly effective in many conditions and situations. These include:

  • Ongoing lameness that is hard to diagnose
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Sub-luxating patellas
  • All types of muscle tension
  • Behavioural issues
  • Compensatory issues
  • Pre/post-operative
  • To enhance the health and performance of working and sporting dogs
  • Puppy development
  • The elderly dog

It can also be used with great effect as a management programme for treating secondary issues or compensatory issues of pathologies which include:

  • Osteoarthritis – especially in dogs that are intolerant to anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • OCD (osteochondritis dissecans)
  • Cruciate issues
  • Spondylitis
  • CDM (Canine Degenerative Myelopathy)

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