All dogs will benefit from Galen Myotherapy, but canine massage should be considered as a treatment in the following situations:
- Dogs with mobility issues, arthritis & compromised joints
- Dogs with repetitive strain injuries – commonly caused by overzealous exercise such as ball chasing, slippery floors within the home and jumping in and out of a car
- Ongoing or intermittent lameness that’s difficult to pinpoint and diagnose.
- Dogs who are starting to slow down, not get off the sofa with such ease anymore and showing signs of stiffness
- Compensatory issues that develop as a direct result of pain elsewhere
- Behavioural issues – dogs with behavioural issues often have muscular pain
- Helping to calm and relax nervous and anxious dogs, or helping build trust in dogs that do not like being touched.
- Enhancing the health and performance of working or sporting dogs.
Galen Myotherapy can also form part of a highly effective management programme to support dogs with the following common canine conditions:
- Osteoarthritis – especially if the dog is intolerant to anti-inflammatory drugs
- Hip or Elbow Dysplasia
- Cruciate ligament issues
- Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
- Sub-luxating patella – also known as the ‘Jack Russell Hop’