Galen Myotherapy

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Massage and the Arthritic Dog Workshop

About This Workshop

This one day workshop is intended to demonstrate some of the benefits massage can have on the arthritic dog. It is primarily intended for handlers that have no massage experience or knowledge of canine anatomy.

So how can it help your dog?

"Gentle specialised massage techniques can really help osteo-arthritis. The benefits can be astonishing with your dog improving their mobility through easing of joint discomfort therefore becoming so much happier!"
~ Dog World magazine Compensating for Compensation (article Dogworld Jan 10)

"…..Osteoarthritis / D.J.D. can also be called secondary joint disease, thought to be brought on as a result of a trauma or injury to the area. …… We also found that the average age for a diagnosis for O.A. was 9 years old, 66% were 8 years and over and 25% were 12 year and older; to us 9 years old is very young for a dog to be suffering from any form of arthritis……Of those dogs seen and treated all of the handlers reported improvement with their dog’s mobility therefore their quality of life after having treatment. "
~ Excerpt DogWorld 2009 written by Julia Robertson.

More details about location, your host, and how to enrol

The day includes:

During the workshop, there will be discussion and media supporting evidence on stresses asserted on your dog and how you can recognise and help avoid them.

Date and Time
As per the previous page, this the workshop is regrettably postponed until further notice due to the ongoing Corona Virus restrictions. Please get in contact with Anne using the link below to register interest, and she'll make contact when it is going to take place in the future.

Madehurst Cricket Club, Madehurst, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0NN

Workshop Cost
The cost of the this great workshop is just £125

For all levels

How To Book
For all enquiries about the rescheduled course in Spring 2021, please contact Anne on or on 07712 481363

As you can imagine, it's vital that no dogs attend that have contracted or been knowingly exposed to any infectious or contagious disease during the 21 days prior to the workshop. Please bring a pencil and paper. A workbook will be provided, and please wear suitable clothing for the day.

The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 restricts the treatment of an animal by any persons other than a qualified veterinary surgeon, and the Customer acknowledges this. This workshop does not provide customers with any specific qualification to practice on any animal.

I just wanted to write to let you know how much I enjoyed the one day workshop I attended last December on ‘Enhance the health & performance of your Canine Athlete’.

I found it a very good, interesting course and learnt a lot; the warm up exercise was particularly beneficial. My dog, Dodger competes in Simulated Coursing Events and canine massage is an important part of his preparation for these events. So far this year, he has had a very successful season, including winning the 32 dog stake championship at The Thame Country Show. This win has qualified him for a major final that is to be held later on in the year

Jason Futcher and Dodger