Galen Canine Myotheraphy

Information for Vets

Galen Myotherapy is a specific and targeted and informed manual therapy for treatment of lameness and chronic muscular pain in dogs.  Painful and disguised compensatory issues from underlying pathologies such as osteoarthritis can cause issues with treatment and diagnosis.  This is our area of expertise, especially for the NSAID intolerant dog and the dog requiring palliative care.


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It uses dedicated and specific massage techniques to create a controlled inflammatory response to effect change and repair to muscle fibre. It is a highly effective method of treating chronic muscular pain in dogs that is typically an essential treatment modality for the treatment osteoarthritis and any form of palliative care.


Galen Myotherapy has discovered important correlations between chronic pain and specific behaviours and physical changes.

Physical modalities can be used to diminish pain, promote soft tissue healing, improve muscle extensibility and facilitate muscle strengthening. Physical modalities that have been studied in human and animal models include but are not limited to the following.

Manual techniques The application of hands-on treatments can effect tissues mechanically and physiologically to decrease pain, increase circulation, reduce swelling, increase soft tissue extensibility and normalize joint mobility: Joint mobilization: In human and rat models manual application of forces through inflamed and non-inflamed joints increases mechanical nociceptive thresholds.


Journal of Small Animal Practice. Vol 55 , June 2014




A Galen Myotherapist only works on dogs that have signed a veterinary consent form that adheres to the Veterinary Act.

Galen Myotherapy is a specific and targeted manual therapy.

It uses dedicated and specific massage techniques to create controlled inflammatory response to effect change and to repair muscle fibres. 

Galen Myotherapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions ranging from general lameness through to palliative care.

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