What does Galen Myotherapy treat?

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)
  • Spondylosis  
  • Sub-luxating patella  – also known as the ‘Jack Russell Hop’