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

World-class Education Programmes

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

We’re the longest running and most experienced, specialist in canine massage training in the UK. Our program is leading the way in prevention, management and treatment of movement and allied disorders in dogs. It encompasses a wide educational framework including workshops, online courses, CPD opportunities and qualifications in Canine Myotherapy.

The cornerstone of our Education Program is the internationally acclaimed Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma. This course has been successfully running since 2006, and was the first fully externally accredited course specialising in canine massage/myotherapy.
Dogs with behaviour problems often have muscle pain, and the real problem is not discovered. Julia is a great teacher, and she will teach you how to understand muscles and build them up the right way, how to assess a dog’s muscle problems, and how to help the dog. This is a unique chance of learning about an extremely important part of the dog’s body

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We've got something for everyone

We've a selection of programmes that will support you, all based around different needs and circumstances. It might be that you're looking for a two year course that will allow you to embark on a rewarding new career, or perhaps you'd just like to attend a one day workshop to learn some basic techniques to help your own dog.

We also offer a range of CPD opportunities for veterinary and canine professionals to enhance knowledge and understanding of canine functional biomechanics, the benefits of massage and canine exercise management.

Take a look at our full Education Programme below.


Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma

The Level 3 diploma level is comprehensive program that gives you all the skills you need to work and treat dogs to achieve long-lasting health and wellness.

The self-paced training modules will teach you the intricacies of how the canine body works, how to assess posture, behaviour and functional movement patterns and importantly it will give you the diverse skills needed to apply effective treatment programs, including specialised massage techniques using our revolutionary Positive P.A.C.T.® treatment protocols.

The diploma course is externally accredited by the Laser Learning Awards and is designed to give you all the skills to launch a new, exciting career as a Galen Canine Myotherapist.

We have four versions of the diploma course ranging from the full course for those with no prior experience in canine physiology to our CPD for Vets.

Our diploma is suitable for:
  • Students seeking our most in-depth course
  • If you're looking for longer study over a period of two years
  • People looking to embark on a new career as a Canine Myotherapist
  • Vets, or Vet Professionals looking for CPD
You can find more information about the Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma by following the link below.


Introduction to Canine Anatomy & Physiology

This course is 100% online so you can complete it wherever you feel most comfortable — and whenever it best fits into your schedule.

The self-paced training modules will teach you the foundations of canine anatomy and physiology. This is a Level 3 externally accredited course through the Laser Learning Awards and is ideal for students who would like to broaden their knowledge before or after different canine courses they may be taking such as hydrotherapy or grooming.

This course is suitable for:
  • Students looking for a theory only course
  • If you have no prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • People who enjoy distance study
If you'd like to find out more about this course, in terms of content, timescales and costs, then please click below to find out more.


One Day Workshops

We provide a number of workshops and one day courses so you can learn more about Galen Myotheraphy and to learn some basic skills to help your own dog at home.

Our workshops are either delivered by us at our HQ in West Sussex, or by our dedicated team of Galen Myotherapist across the UK and beyond.

These events are suitable for:
  • People looking for hands-on techniques to support their own dog
  • Owners, enthusiasts, and people who work with dogs
  • People wanting to get an introduction to Galen Myotherapy
To find out when these events are taking place, please check our event page on Facebook or click below to view our calendar page.


Seminars and Symposiums

We're very proud to be invited to workshops, seminars, and events all over the world, and truly believe that we can enrich the lives of dogs through education.

The content of these sessions is varied, depending on the audience at the event. In some cases Julia presents more detailed theoretical information, and at other times she will demonstrate Galen Myotherapy treatment, taking the audience through the entire process from assessment to treatment.

These sessions are suitable for:
  • People who would like to find out more about Galen Myotherapy
  • Vets, canine professionals and dog handlers
  • People with an interest in enriching the lives of dogs
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.


Bespoke CPD Events

When animal wellbeing organisations hear about Galen Myotherapy, often they want to find out more, and in many cases we're able to provide special sessions for their team. Whilst of course these events do not fully train their team how to become Galen Myotherapists, they provide a huge amount of foundation knowledge about the principles that we have developed.

We also offer a range of CPD opportunities for veterinary and canine professionals to enhance knowledge and understanding of canine functional biomechanics, the benefits of massage and canine exercise management.

Please get in contact if:
  • You run an animal welfare, wellbeing, or treatment centre.
  • You'd like to discuss arranging a session for your team
  • You'd like to find out more about Galen Myotherapy
If you'd like to find out more about Galen Myotherapy, and speak to us about arranging a session for you and your team then please send a quick email to

Why you should study with us

Galen Myotherapy were the first organisation to develop many of the techniques that are now accepted across the industry. Everyone who studies with us benefits from our extensive knowledge, approach, and ground-breaking protocols including Positive P.A.C.T.® and our revolutionary Galen Comfort Scale©.

We truly believe in the power of sharing knowledge and we'd love to work with you to enrich the lives of dogs all over the world.

The course structure and content is comprehensive and captures my interest. I like the option to complete the practical training intensively, over a 2-week period. I work full time, so distance learning is a must for me. The course has been developed with the input of veterinary professionals and accredited through Laser Learning Awards which enhances the credibility of the diploma. The Galen Therapy team clearly have a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from the 10 years delivering this course, along with being leaders in Canine Myotherapy.

The 'icing on the cake' for me is the post graduate offer and being part of a team following completion of the course. Whilst I would like to practice Myotherapy on completion of the diploma, I would also like to continue developing and learning in this field. I see the post graduate offer as conduit for this, along with giving me the opportunity to meet likeminded people.

Amanda Cracknell, United Kingdom