COVID 19 ALTERNATIVE
Whilst hands on treatments are more effective, we realise that this is not always possible for owners.
Over the last 2 years Galen ® have developed a Galen Myotherapy Distance Support Programme that incorporates our 20 years of experience, to provide a supported ‘owner at-home’ treatment programme.
This programme enables 1:1 professional guidance for you as an owner, to enable you to help your dog. You will be supported remotely, through the programme.
Distance Support Programme teaches you dog massage which can help with many conditions and situations, including:
Practically every lameness in a dog will be from a muscular problem and most of the conditions we see are as a result of underlying conditions, old injuries or repetitive strains.
How the distance support programme works:
You will be sent a form to complete, asking you for specific photos and videos of your dog, these will form a major part of your dog’s assessment.
You will also be asked to complete our Galen Comfort Scale©, which is a scale that we have developed from years of experience, identifying behavioural and physical changes that relate to a dog’s physical and muscular health. This information is critical for the Myotherapist to be able to assess your dog, as well as a tool for measuring improvement in your dog’s long-term health and well-being. After you have returned the completed forms, videos and photos will be fully assessed. Your dog’s Galen Comfort Scale© will also be analysed to plot your dog's current state of comfort. This will also give valuable information to track their changes and recovery through everyday observations.
The full assessment report of your dog will then be sent to you. It will have literally ‘nose to tail’ assessment on your dog’s posture and loading, explaining how it could relate to any issue/s they may have and you are observing.
The report will demonstrate pictorial ‘comparisons’, giving you a very clear insight into how, and on what, we are basing our evaluations. It will be totally specific to your dog; giving clear, functional and practical information and advice, for you to incorporate and use to support the health and wellbeing of your dog.
Within the report will be recommendations and clearly instructed videos on how and where to perform three safe and highly effective techniques. The videos will introduce and guide you through how you can integrate Galen’s Positive P.A.C.T.®, choice led treatment into your own treatment.
As well as other recommendations or ideas about how, possibly, some environmental changes could also help your dog. The programme also includes a 6 week follow-up for you to receive feedback on your application and any questions you may have for your dedicated Galen Myotherapist professional.
You won't be left thinking how to massage my dog, instead you confidently have the skills to help your canine companion.