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WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP

TREATING DOGS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS

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Integrating Galen Myotherapy as part of a multimodal approach can provide your clients with a comprehensive treatment plan for many chronic conditions and situations. We use detailed postural assessment and targeted treatment programmes, including specialised massage techniques and rehabilitative exercises to deliver effective and measurable results within 1-3 sessions. We provide written vet reports post treatment to ensure continuity of care and to maintain close referral networks.

Galen Myotherapy massage treatment and rehabilitative exercises can provide effective pain management for:

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  • Osteoarthritis – especially in dogs that are intolerant to anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Subluxating patellas

  • Elbow dysplasia

  • OCD (osteochondritis dissecans)

  • Cruciate issues

  • Spondylitis

  • CDM (Canine Degenerative Myelopathy)

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Repetitive strain injuries

  • Ongoing lameness 

  • Whiplash caused from impact at speed

  • Compensatory issues

  • Prehab and rehabilitation

It can also be used as an effective and quantifiable management programme for:
 

  • Behavioural issues relating to pain

  • The elderly dog

  • Reluctance to be active or slowing down

  • Enhancing the health and performance of sporting dogs

  • Puppy development
     

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Galen Myotherapy is 100% committed to our role and responsibilities around the 1966 Veterinary Act. We not only understand our accountabilities in this but champion it within the industry.

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. 

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EFFECTIVE ARTHRITIS MANAGEMENT

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

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PAIN AND BEHAVIOUR

POSITIVE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT

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Galen Myotherapy can help to alleviate pain and discomfort attributed to chronic conditions and associated compensatory issues through targeted treatment programmes. The treatment physically manipulates the surrounding tissues, creating a positive bio/neurochemical, physiological change whereby improving the tissue integrity. This quantification of the nature of the changes has now been formalised into the Galen Comfort Scale©, which is being used as an assessment tool in the many studies and treatments that Galen are involved in.

Positive PACT

TREATING DOGS WITH CHOICE

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Positive PACT®, Galen’s unique ‘choice led treatment’ protocol respects a dog’s ability to control treatment by recognising and respecting their emotional and behavioural responses to pain as freedom of movement. Giving a dog autonomy over their own intensity and pace of treatment enables us to treat areas that would otherwise be highly resistant to any form of contact treatment. 

Follow the link to learn more about Positive PACT® and to read our science backed discussion paper.

INTEGRATING GALEN MYOTHERAPY INTO YOUR PRACTICE

EFFECTIVE AND MEASURABLE TREATMENT

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Galen Myotherapists are experts in pain and behaviour and will always treat your client with a high level of professionalism and respect. A dog will always be given ‘choice’ using our Positive PACT® treatment protocol. We never use forced restraint and treatment will always take place on the floor or on a low level, where a dog is most comfortable.

 

We are passionate about empowering and educating owners to recognise signs of pain and the importance of communicating any changes with their veterinary surgeon to support their dog’s health and wellness.

All Galen Myotherapists are highly trained and skilled individuals who specialise in canine massage, biomechanics and rehabilitation. Integrating Galen Myotherapy as part of a multimodal approach can provide your clients with comprehensive and effective treatment. We always submit a written vet report and refer back to you to ensure continuity of care for your clients, 

All Galen Myotherapists have undergone rigorous training and assessment on our fully accredited course and continue to submit annual CPD encompassing both clinical hours and further learning. They are fully insured and only work with dogs that have a signed veterinary consent form that adheres to the 1966 UK Veterinary Act.

Talk to us to find out more.

 

COURSES FOR VETS AND VET PROFFESSIONALS 

ENHANCED REHABILITATIVE PROTOCOLS

Increase your knowledge of canine rehabilitation, and offer enhanced support and treatment plans for your clients by studying our Diploma for Veterinary Professionals and CPD for vets.