Galen Myotherapy

The world-leader in Canine Myotherapy education, treatment, and research
WELCOME

Welcome to Galen Myotherapy

We specialise in treating dogs with chronic muscular pain; enabling enhanced mobility and health through unique massage techniques and exercise management.

Established by Julia Robertson in 2002, Galen Myotherapy is at the forefront of interpreting how behaviour and muscle pain manifest in our dogs.

Our global organisation is passionate about enriching the lives of dogs through treatment, research and education.

Working closely with experts in animal welfare, we’re the most well-established training organisation in canine health, providing externally accredited courses, workshops and CPD for all levels of canine professional.

Julia and Galen were a catalyst in the creation of Canine Arthritis Management. Through doing the Galen Myotherapy diploma, my eyes were opened to the physical and emotional signs of pain and discomfort we see in our dogs. It also opened my mind to improved ways to manage it. I am so pleased to see that they have created a course for owners to also gain that new perspective. They say the 'enrich the lives of dogs' they really do!

Hannah Capon MRCVS Managing Director of C.A.M. and Galen Veterinary Consultant.
Julia and Galen were a catalyst in the creation of Canine Arthritis Management. Through doing the Galen Myotherapy diploma, my eyes were opened to the physical and emotional signs of pain and discomfort we see in our dogs. It also opened my mind to improved ways to manage it. I am so pleased to see that they have created a course for owners to also gain that new perspective. They say the 'enrich the lives of dogs' they really do!

Hannah Capon MRCVS Managing Director of C.A.M. and Galen Veterinary Consultant.
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CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK

Supporting you and your dog through these challenging times



~ Updated: 16th May 2020

The ongoing quarantine restrictions that the UK faces throughout Spring and Early Summer 2020 have direct implications on face-to-face Myotherapy treatment. Whilst restrictions are beginning to be lifted, the safety of our team and clients remains paramount

Throughout the crisis and beyond, we are successfully supporting owners and their dogs with our unique Distance Support Programme. This programme complies with all social distancing guidelines by empowering owners to help their own dogs. This is achieved by virtual assessment, remote communication, and sharing of knowledge around application of massage techniques unique to their own dog.

Our Distance Support Programme remains the most appropriate way to support your dog at this time. Unlike some other organisations - who are simply sharing massage techniques that could do your dog harm - our expert Myotherapists will assess your dog extensively. This means advice, or techniques that we guide you to apply, are uniquely tailored to your own animal.

Please note: this programme does not replace Veterinary care, if you are worried about your dog’s condition, please contact your Veterinary Surgeon.

This programme also does not replace the full Galen Myotherapy treatment and programme, but we are committed to maintaining your dogs health and this programme will enable us to assist them during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in contact.





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A TRULY GLOBAL AUTHORITY

What makes us different?



CHOICE LED TREATMENT
Galen Myotherapy’s unique Positive PACT treatment protocol ensures all dogs being treated have a ‘choice’.

We never use forced restraint and treatment will always take place on the floor or on a low level, which is where a dog is most comfortable.
WORLD-LEADER IN EDUCATION
Our Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma was the first of its kind and has been delivered successfully for over ten years. It was the first fully accredited qualification and we are proud to have seen hundreds of dog handlers and veterinary professionals graduate.
CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH
We are dedicated and committed to demonstrating how Galen Myotherapy can enable positive physical and behavioural change for dogs, through science based evidence. We have conducted and are currently conducting studies with academic partners and fellow therapists to evidence our empirical findings.
TRUSTED BY EXPERTS
Due to the groundbreaking work that we've been involved in since 2002, we’ve been invited to work with a large number of globally recognised experts including Turid Rugaas, Professor Daniel Mills of Lincoln University, and have spoken at many conferences, including Chirag Patel’s WOOF conference.
OUR CHARITY WORK
In 2015 we founded the charity War Dogs Remembered, to pay tribute to and raise awareness of dogs that have served in the military. We raise funds to educate and share knowledge around the tremendous work that these dogs have undertaken.
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A TRULY GLOBAL AUTHORITY

What makes us different?




CHOICE LED TREATMENT
Galen Myotherapy’s unique Positive PACT treatment protocol ensures all dogs being treated have a ‘choice’.

We never use forced restraint and treatment will always take place on the floor or on a low level, which is where a dog is most comfortable.

WORLD-LEADER IN EDUCATION
Our Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma was the first of its kind and has been delivered successfully for over ten years. It was the first fully accredited qualification and we are proud to have seen hundreds of dog handlers and veterinary professionals graduate.

CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH
We are dedicated and committed to demonstrating how Galen Myotherapy can enable positive physical and behavioural change for dogs, through science based evidence. We have conducted and are currently conducting studies with academic partners and fellow therapists to evidence our empirical findings.

TRUSTED BY EXPERTS
Due to the groundbreaking work that we've been involved in since 2002, we’ve been invited to work with a large number of globally recognised experts including Turid Rugaas, Professor Daniel Mills of Lincoln University, and have spoken at many conferences, including Chirag Patel’s WOOF conference.

OUR CHARITY WORK
In 2015 we founded the charity War Dogs Remembered, to pay tribute to and raise awareness of dogs that have served in the military. We raise funds to educate and share knowledge around the tremendous work that these dogs have undertaken.
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OUR GLOBAL ACTIVITIES

Where we work internationally


We're the only Canine Myotherapy organisation that works on a global scale. We're proud to share below some of the countries that we've been invited to which builds on the extensive work we do all across the United Kingdom.

To find out more information about the events that we've spoken at, and to see where we're going next, please visit our international events page.



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TREATMENT

How Galen Myotherapy can help your dog


Through detailed assessments and effective treatment programs, Galen Myotherapy can improve a dog’s health by treating muscular tension and chronic muscular pain.

Galen Myotherapy can be highly effective in many conditions and situations, including:
  • Repetitive strain injuries - one of the most common causes
  • Ongoing lameness that is typically difficult to pin-point accurately
  • Osteoarthritis – especially in dogs that are intolerant to anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Patella subluxation (think the ‘Jack Russell Hop’)
  • Behavioural issues
  • Compensatory issues
  • Whiplash caused from impact at speed
  • Enhancing the health and performance of sporting dogs – ‘Keeping Working Dogs Working’

You can find your nearest Galen Myotherapist by following this link.
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TRAINING

Our Education Programme


Following Julia's groundbreaking work in Canine Myotherapy she set up the Galen Myotherapy Education Program to share her knowledge to enrich the lives of dogs across the world.

It encompasses a wide range of courses for career-seekers and animal lovers alike, including workshops, online courses, CPD for Vets and qualifications in Canine Myotherapy.

The cornerstone of our Education Program is the Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma which was the first externally accredited course specialising in canine massage/myotherapy and has been delivered successfully since 2006.

You can read more about our world-class Education Programme by following this link.
Galen Myotherapy has quite literally changed Ozzey’s life, from a prematurely old and painful dog into one that is so, so much happier. I was also shown how I can help to maintain his condition so I too can help him. He has top-ups every few months but I have learnt to know when he is starting to go downhill. I feel that I am in much more control of his health and well-being!

Lesley Martin