Surgery & Injury

How Massage can Help

Pre-surgery

Galen Myotherapy can be used prior to surgery, to treat and reduce compensatory issues by:

  • relaxing tense muscles
  • minimising adhesions
  • encouraging healthier soft tissues

Galen myotherapy has a powerful mechanical action, so it encourages good lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. 

Passive movement techniques are also used to stimulate synovial fluid production. As a result, it helps to prepare muscles and joints to reach as healthy a condition as possible. The healthier soft tissues are, and the better the range of joint movement prior to surgery, the more it will support the most positive outcome possible for your dog.

Post-surgery or injury

Treating compensatory issues with Galen Myotherapy helps to rebalance the dog as much as is possible. So it is a very supportive element of rehabilitation post surgery or injury. It is most effective as part of a multi modal approach, alongside veterinary, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and other complementary treatments.

This overall management plan, including myotherapy post surgery or injury, leads to a reduction in stiffness and inflammation. Also, because the kinetic chain is enhanced, it will be possible for muscles to be strengthened where previously they were too sore or too tight to work properly.

Rebalancing and strengthening of the musculature supporting joints is further enhanced with exercises in passive movement to improve the health of the joint itself.

Joint health is positively influenced, because passive movement stimulates the neural pathways of the joint. Replicating the natural movement of the joint assists the formation of synovial fluid.

All of these myotherapy techniques encourage increased mobility. This leads to improved gait and an ability to apply further physical techniques to further strengthen and condition your dog.

Conditions

When joints are damaged or not aligned properly, muscles and soft tissues in other parts of the body start to compensate and can become sore, tight and painful

Performance

Working and Sporting dogs can carry a tough load on their bodies due to intense, repetitive activities. Minimise the risk of injury, improve performance and extend active years

Recovery

Working with you, your vet, physio, and any other members of team dog, Galen Myotherapy supports recovery from injuries/operations and a quicker return to good health

Getting Started is Easy

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Free Chat

Call or e-mail me and tell me all about your dog! I will do my best to answer any questions you have and explain what happens during the sessions

Book Appointment

Complete a ‘Doggy Detail’ form and reserve an appointment pending vet consent

1st Session!

Once I have the completed vet consent form we are ready to go! Your reserved appointment will be confirmed and I will meet you and your best friend for their first session

Contact Me

If you have any questions you can call me, or send me an email.

For emergencies please call your vet

Business Hours

If you are worried about your dog, it is important to get your questions answered as soon as possible. Always talk to your vet about emergencies, or if you think your dog has a new illness or their condition has changed.

I am here 7 days a week for general help and advice relating to Galen Myotherapy and will return your call or e-mail within 24hrs. 

If you call and don’t get through I am probably carrying out a consultation, so please leave a message and I will call you back.

Appointments Available 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday = 6pm – 8pm

Wednesday = 10am – 8pm

Saturday = 10am – 8pm

Sun = Closed