Galen Canine Myotherapist
Melbourne and surrounding areas
+61 447 002 757
Galen Myotherapist affiliated with COSMA (Canine Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Australia) in Melbourne Australia. I am an integrated therapist utilising many modalities as Canine Senses and Cadence Equine, from myotherapy, neurofascial release, body articulation, aromatherapy and western herbalism. I am a mum of 3 boys, 3 horses and 6 dogs. (serious addiction to animals), and an active competitor in Agility and Dressage. My experience as a Canine Behaviourist gave me sufficient insight into pain associated behaviours and the lack of alternative treatment other than medication.
I found myself becoming frustrated as I compared this to my work with horses and the understanding of pain expression through behaviours. So, I decided to find out more. This is where I met Julia at Galen and decided I really needed to learn more, hence my Galen journey beginnings.
I work full time treating animals in Australia, many cases come to me from mostly word of mouth. I always feel thankful that my clients entrust me with the care of their beloved dogs. The treatment and respect for the dogs having choice led treatment is extremely powerful and it is imperative to create trust. On any given day I can treat a Great Dane for the show ring, or a Malinois who has been suspended from a helicopter as a search and rescue dog, to your amazing sporting dogs from rally, obedience, agility, dances with dogs, sledding and pet dogs. From preventative to post-operative treatments, and palliative care – always there.
My special interests include biomechanics, gaiting and advanced veterinary medicine in orthopaedics, rehabilitation and age appropriate exercise and training programmes as well as breeding and genetics. The importance of creating good relationships with veterinarians is essential for the client to ensure the dog is receiving the correct diagnosis and treatment plan, which may be across many key treatment methods, this may include myotherapy, laser, hydrotherapy, underwater treadmill, hyperbaric chamber, PEMF and Canine rehabilitation.
My current role also now includes management of the Galen International School Australia, this is perfect timing as I feel with my experience and contacts in the industry it is important to ensure high standards of service, but also how essential it is to share this knowledge and to continue to grow.