Price – usually free
Veterinary consent is required prior to any treatment taking place. Not only is this a legal requirement, it is really important that I know about any conditions that your dog has so I can treat them safely and with the best outcome.
The Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order 1962 allows for the treatment of an animal by physiotherapy, but only under the direction, supervision and on the recommendation of the treating veterinarian who has diagnosed the condition. Any therapist who treats a dog without veterinary consent is working outside of the law.
‘Physiotherapy’ in this case is defined as including all kinds of manipulative therapy, including myotherapy. Vets do not usually charge to complete a consent form, but if they have not seen your dog recently they may ask you to visit to make sure it is safe for me to treat them.
Vet Consent Form
Please contact your vet and let them know that you would like your dog to have Galen Myotherapy treatment. Download this form and e-mail it to your vet so they can complete and return it to me.
I am happy to contact your vet directly to discuss the treatment and to help you complete the form.
Consultation and Treatment 1
Price £50 – up to 90 minutes
I will visit you at home, carry out a detailed assessment taking into account
- your dog’s vet report
- your observations and concerns
- my visual assessment of how your dog moves in their home
- completing a Galen Comfort Scale questionnaire with you
- hands on palpation
Using the above, I develop a treatment plan for your dog and carry out the first session. I will use Galen Myotherapy techniques including targeted soft tissue manipulation, myofascial release and passive movement. Photobiomodulation (Photizo Vetcare) and/or tPEMF (Assisi) may be used to ease trigger points and complement massage techniques.
We will talk about suitable remedial exercise techniques for your dog and I will show you how to carry them out safely.
The first time I visit I have a lot to learn from both of you, which is why the session takes much longer than any subsequent treatment visits.
I will give you recommendations and suggestions about simple things you can do at home to make it easier for your dog to maintain good muscular balance in their day-to-day life. You will learn some simple massage techniques and conditioning exercises you can use to further support your dog when I’m not with you.
After I leave, I will e-mail you a Home Exercise Plan which summarises everything we’ve talked about and gives you massage tips, enrichments ideas and conditioning exercises for your dog as appropriate.
The first visit can be quite overwhelming and you may have lots of questions that spring to mind after I leave. You can call or e-mail me any time and I will be very happy to have a chat and put your mind at ease.
Price £40 – up to 60 minutes
Your dog is likely to be more settled on the second and subsequent visits as they become more comfortable with me! Before I start these treatments, things I take into account include:
- how your dog reacted to previous sessions
- any changes in behaviour that you’ve noticed
- how your dog is moving today
- hands on palpation, feeling for any changes from previous session
Please set aside up to an hour for these sessions; they involve a combination of discussion, hands-on treatment, reviewing therapeutic exercise techniques and you practising your myotherapy skills with input from me. We will review the Home Exercise Plan and make any changes or additions needed. I will e-mail you an updated copy.
A course of Galen Myotherapy usually consists of 3 sessions in total:
- initial consultation and treatment
- 2 further treatments a week to 10 days apart depending on your dog
Your dog should experience considerable improvements in this time and my approach means that by the end of the third session, sustainable changes will be in place which mean your dog shouldn’t need to see me so often. You will have myotherapy skills to continue to support them and you will have made changes to their ennvironment and lifestyle which last a lifetime. After the first and third sessions, I e-mail a report to your Vet to describe what treatments have taken place and what improvements your dog has experienced.
If you have any questions after any of my visits you can call or e-mail me and I will be very happy to have a chat.
Distance Support Programme
A 1-1 six week distance support programme to achieve improvements in your dog’s health. You will have dedicated support from me via e-mail, phone and video to develop a tailored package for your dog which includes assessments of:
- daily routine
In week one, I send you a pack to complete which includes photos and videos you take of your dog and the Galen Comfort Scale questionnare.
After you submit the completed pack, I will send you
- a report which explains how you can improve your dog’s comfort levels and muscular health
- tools and support to apply two practical massage techniques
I am here to support you throughout the next six weeks, by e-mail, over the phone and by video call as you apply the massage techniques and make changes to support your dog.
At the end of the six week programme, you send me update photos, video and a follow up Galen Myotherapy comfort Scale questionnaire. I will provide you with a progress report so you can see all the improvements you have made to your dog’s mobility and comfort levels.
With the Covid-19 pandemic this programme is needed more than ever to help dogs who are not able to see me face to face. This does not replace veterinary care but is a tool to support your dog’s muscular health.
Galen Myotherapy Foundation Course
Price £149 £134.10 with discount code EMMR10
This course is run directly by Galen and you get 10% off the normal price, even if you haven’t used Ki5 Canine Therapy yet (although I hope you will)!
The course is aimed at owners, enthusiasts and people who work with dogs who have no prior knowledge of anatomy, physiology or myotherapy. It is 100% online so you can complete it wherever you feel most comfortable and whenever it best fits into your schedule.
Copy the discount code EMMR10 before you hit the button below, to make it easier at Galen’s registration & payment page.
Getting Started is Easy
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
Complete a ‘Doggy Detail’ form and reserve an appointment pending vet consent
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
If you have any questions you can call me, or send me an email.
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.
Monday – Saturday = 10am – 8pm
Sun = Closed