Galen Myotherapy

The world-leader in Canine Myotherapy education, treatment, and research
MEET THE TEAM

Our team of Myotherapists and Vets

We’re very proud of our Myotherapists who are enriching the lives of dogs across the UK and abroad. Each of the team are devoted to the welfare of dogs and have gone through extensive training to qualify as a Galen Myotherapists so they can provide the highest level of care.

Below you can find people in your area, and read their stories in their own words as to how they came to train and work with us.
Just click on the Myotherapist in your area and it will scroll down to their section where you'll find the areas they cover, along with contact details and links to their own websites or social media pages.
Just click on the Myotherapist in your area to read more about them, along with contact details and links to their own websites or social media pages.


Not everyone who has qualified in Galen Myotherapy is listed here as many trained to support their own dogs health or like many vets who have trained with us, have done so to further their knowledge.

If you can’t find a Galen Myotherapist in your area, we do offer remote support via our Distance Support Program.

You can find more information about our Distance Support Program by clicking here.
// OUR FOUNDER

Julia Robertson

Based in: Bolney, West Sussex
Areas Covered: Global
Telephone: 01444 881027
Email: mail@caninetherapy.co.uk
Website: www.caninetherapy.co.uk
Facebook: GalenMyotherapy



Julia Robertson is the founder and global head of the Galen Myotherapy organisation. Established in 2002, Julia was one of the very first in the UK to treat and understand the effects of adaptive change (or muscular compensation) in dogs. Since 2002, Julia has worked tirelessly to improve dogs lives and their health.

In this time she has treated over 8,000 dogs and trained hundreds of people in Galen Myotherapy techniques. She is considered an expert, pioneer and leader in her field of Canine Myotherapy both in the UK and worldwide. This is reflected in the number of national and international invitations to both speak and teach. Over the last four years she has travelled to 12 different countries and made 29 International appearances, spreading the knowledge and helping dogs across continents. She is an expert within this modality and has developed Positive P.A.C.T.®, Galen’s unique methodology for ‘choice led treatment’ which is revolutionary when working with animals in pain. It has been formed from her extensive experience and observations over her years of practice.

She was also one of the first to bring the correlation between canine ‘Pain and Behaviour’ to the public’s awareness. This has now been formalised into the Galen Comfort Scale©, which is being used in the many studies and treatments that Galen are involved in. In 2019, the first Galen Myotherapy International School was launched in Oslo, Norway which was quickly followed by the launch of a second school in Melbourne, Australia. 2019 also saw the translation of the Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma into Spanish, providing greater accessibility to the course worldwide. Over the years Julia has met and has made some truly amazing associates, luminaries in their field, who work closely with her and with the development of the Galen Myotherapy organisation.

Julia is a published author of three books and has produced two DVD’s including ‘Tongue to Tail’ which was the winner of the coveted US Maxwell Award – from the Dog Writers Association of America in 2012.

Published books:
  • ‘Physical Therapy and Massage for the Dog’ published by Taylor Francis (co-authored with Andy Mead BVet Med M.R.C.V.C.)

    ‘Julia Robertson’s Physical Therapy and Massage for the Dog is one of CRC Press’ most popular veterinary titles. It has sold thousands of copies and flies off the bookstand at vet conferences. Accessibly written, practical and comprehensive, it is a must-read for anybody involved in canine welfare, whether veterinary practitioner, student, therapist, dog trainer or even dog owner.’ Alice Oven, Senior Editor, Veterinary Medicine, CRC Press

  • ‘The Complete Dog Massage Manual’ published by Hubbie and Hattie
  • ‘Exercising your Puppy’ published by Hubble and Hattie, co-authored with Liz Pope.
She is currently under contract to write three more books.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Lisa Baker

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Based in: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Areas Covered: Hampshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Dorset
Telephone:02392 435051 / 07823 324703
Email: hampshirecanine@gmail.com
Website: www.hampshirecaninetherapy.co.uk/
Facebook: @hampshirecanine



My love of dogs stems from as young as I can remember. I was brought up around dogs and I don’t think I have ever had any time in my life without one being there.I work my Weimaraners on local shoots and it was because of my male Weimaraner, Blu, how I found out about Galen. Blu’s muscles used to become very tight and painful after working all day on the shoot.

After looking up about Canine massage therapy on the internet I came across Galen Therapy Centre.From this, I was truly impressed with Galen’s attitude to therapy and decided to purchase Julia’s Complete Dog Massage Manual where I could learn how to warm up and cool down Blu, before and after a day on the shoot. The effects of learning from this book really inspired me as Blu never had another episode with his muscles again.

So I wanted to learn more! Firstly, I attended a one-day workshop with Galen to learn how to massage my own dog and after this, found myself enrolled on the Canine and Anatomy course which then led on to the Diploma.I was really impressed (and a little worried!) with the high standard and intensity of the courses and what was expected from you as a trainee Myotherapist. The accreditation and external assessing really makes the qualifications worth something and I soon learnt how well respected Galen Myotherapists really are.I treat a variety of dogs from sporting athletes, improving their performance to family pets with arthritic and soft tissue issues, making them feel more comfortable with their conditions and giving them a better quality of life.

It’s truly rewarding to notice how you’ve made an impact on a dog and to make such a difference. This is why practising myotherapy is extremely important to me, I am passionate about what Galen Myotherapy can offer and I’m very proud to be a part of it.As well as working my Weimaraners I compete in Canicross and Bikejor, a dog sport where you run or bike with your dog attached to you by bungee.

I am on the Weimaraner C Breed list for judging at Open Show level and I judge at Gundog Working Tests for the Hunt Point Retrieve Gundog Group.

As I compete with my dogs in a variety of disciplines, I know how important it is to keep their muscles balanced and in good condition to perform well. Myotherapy plays a huge part in this and it has been a pleasure to share my knowledge with fellow competitors in both the field and in the show ring and I hope this to continue in my work as a Galen Myotherapist.



// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Sarah Bignell Howse

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Based in: Wye, Kent
Areas Covered: Most Kent areas
Telephone: 07944 902412
Email: sarah@mettapetclinic.co.uk
Website: www.mettapetclinic.co.uk
Facebook: Currently under construction

I’ve been lucky enough to work with animals since I was 13 years old and inspired by the late great James Herriot, I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in the year 2000. I always had a soft spot for my golden oldie patients who were so resilient despite the age related issues they faced and enjoyed working to make sure those later years were as enriched and comfy as possible.

It was however the unexpected arrival of Matty, my own personal labrador joy grenade, who really highlighted how much can be done to improve quality of life when faced with chronic mobility problems. He taught me that thriving with chronic osteoarthritis is possible as there are so many different ways to help.

Whilst recovering from a bit of a health plot twist myself I utilised many different modalities to return to wellness. It was a combination of this experience and Mattys’ ongoing health needs that refocused my clinical work towards addressing chronic pain and rehabilitation.

An important part of my new skill set was becoming a Galen myotherapist. It cannot be underestimated how much compensatory muscle pain affects quality of life and anything that we can do to decrease the pain experienced is so important. I chose to train with Galen due to the choice led approach to treatment which enables me to work as part of a team with the dog and their human family.

In addition to Galen myotherapy I am also trained in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and work alongside primary care Vets to ensure a multimodal approach to address pain management and rehabilitation. I am fortunate to be able to offer both of these modalities within a purposely designed space in Wye, Kent.


// VETERINARY SURGEON AND GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Hannah Capon

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Based in: Scottish Borders
Areas Covered: Scottish Borders and surrounding area.
Telephone: 07929 673 355
Email: hannah@caninearthritis.co.uk
Websites: www.caninearthritis.co.uk/
Websites: www.cam-support.co.uk/
Facebook: @CAMarthritis



Hannah Capon MA Vet MB MRCVS, winner of the 2019 Ceva Vet of the Year and finalist in the 2019 Petplan Vet of the Year is a first opinion veterinary surgeon in the UK. Recognised for her tireless work on Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) an online education and support service for owners of arthritic dogs and professionals that care for them.

"Julia and Galen Myotherapy was the catalyst for CAM. I met her when I was questioning my standard veterinary approach to managing chronic pain and soft tissue injuries. Through this fateful meeting she changed the course of my career (for the best- i think). We often laugh about how she "ruined my life" because she opened my eyes to things that I had not been taught in my formal vet training. Through the Galen Myotherapy diploma, she enabled me to see the true extent of a problem, that I now want to help fix, canine chronic pain due to musculoskeletal disease!"

CAM began as a simple Facebook page in 2015 where I would promote earlier identification and thorough multimodal management plans, both topics that were covered in the Galen Myotherapy diploma. CAM has since grown and is a a flourishing service run by a team of veterinary professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help owners. I am proud to say that CAM has become an unstoppable force. A respected website full of downloads, like the unique Home Safe tool (#itsmyhometoo), A large social media presence through Facebook, Instagram and twitter. An online shop stocking awareness merchandise, owner education and other canine essentials. An education provider for first opinion practices, as well as dog groups, paraprofessionals and owners. An inspirational campaign group to raise awareness of the serious nature of this disease (#yourdogmoreyears). I would say it runs my life more than I run it now, but I finally feel I am really making a difference. If I hadn't met Julia and learnt through Galen, I think I would still be floundering with how best to manage these dogs.

Hannah currently works at Greenside Veterinary Practice, Scotland, where she is working in regenerative medicine and rehabilitation, as well as exploring novel ways we can improve management of this common debilitating disease. She continues to run her one on one service for clients with her colleague Lynsey Tindall.



// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Helen Cherry

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Based in: Gloucestershire
Areas Covered: Oxfordshire / Warwickshire / Gloucestershire / Worcestershire
Telephone: 07974 663452
Email: helen@helen-cherry.co.uk

I have been working with horses for many years and 10 years ago a rather wonderful mare called Nancy came into my life and changed it forever. Nancy led me on a journey of discovery into the world of muscle therapy to find a way to ease her pain and restore her range of movement. I was amazed at the difference myotherapy made and how it literally changed her demeanour, behaviour and eventually her performance – and this was a horse that no other therapist or vet had been able to even touch, never mind diagnose. The physical benefits were very clear to see but the psychological benefits were a complete surprise to me and so very rewarding.

I eventually became a Masterson Method Practitioner and then Coach and have worked full time as an equine myotherapist for the past 8 years, working alongside vets to help competition horses from all disciplines, rehab cases and horses & ponies that are retired and simply cherished family pets!

Most of my clients have dogs, lots of them, and I noticed that quite a few seemed to be suffering with similar issues that my equine patients had i.e. adapted posture and a seemingly huge difference in the range of movement that dogs of the same breed were displaying. My clients began to ask me if I could work on their dogs too so I decided to study the comprehensive Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma course. Having gained my Galen Diploma I now treat a variety of dogs from family dog’s that are looking for a better quality of life or recovering from injury, to guard dogs and working dogs that are looking for enhanced performance. I draw on my knowledge and experience from the equine world of myotherapy as every case is different, but it’s always extremely rewarding to see the positive results!

Most of my life I have had working Collie dogs at home but more recently I acquired a small lurcher, Rosa. What a difference, mentally and physically, and now I know why I was led to Galen. I spend most of my free time working on Rosa to help her recover from her frequent but crazy pursuits of deer that invariably end up with soft tissue injuries and cramps!! Every time I marvel at the ability we have to help them heal with a touch and feel and what a wonderful gift this is that also strengthens the bond between human and animal.


// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Vickie China

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Based in: Western Longville, Norfolk
Areas Covered: Norfolk
Telephone: 07635 783 746
Email: vickie@caninetherapy.co.uk
Website: www.vickiechina.co.uk
Facebook: @Vickie.China



I am so lucky to have a career I am passionate about, I qualified as a Galen Canine Myotherapist in 2015 and haven’t looked back. I now work in the Norfolk Community delivering treatments and workshops.

So, where did it all start? Many years ago I rescued an ex-racing greyhound called David, David always enjoyed his walks but in 2012 aged 7 he didn’t want to go anymore, he was in so much pain that he was struggling to walk.

Arthritis was diagnosed and he was prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs to manage the pain. By 2013 the medication was increasing and having a negative effect on his wellbeing, making him very lethargic, he wasn’t the same happy, ‘spirited’ (perhaps a bit too much at times!) dog he once was. One day I looked at him with his neck hunched over and pinched face I just thought, do you know what this dog needs a massage, I have back issues myself and have a regular massage, I know I would be in pain without it.

I researched dog massage therapists and found a Galen Therapy Centre, I booked myself onto the ‘Introduction To Canine Massage workshop’ with Julia Robertson. She was so inspiring, from that moment on I was hooked. I was then put in touch with Nicky Wrerford my local therapist near Newmarket. She was amazing and between me doing techniques at home and 3 treatments with Nicky David was back to his old-self, I really could not believe the change. She advised he had lots of muscle tension in his neck and lots of spinal sensitivity which she relieved, quite often the effects of arthritis or ‘compensation issues’ are more painful than the arthritis itself. I couldn’t help but wonder how many other dogs have to put up with the effects of arthritis and other conditions and are only medicated to mask the pain and not treat it, so I decided to train so I could help as many dogs as possible.



// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Sarah Curtis

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Based in: Southampton, Hampshire
Areas Covered: Southampton and surrounding areas
Telephone: 01489 60 7001 / 0790 9016 002
Email: sarahneighbourhoodvet@outlook.com

As a Registered Veterinary Nurse, the health and well being of animals is a passion and even after 30 years working in mainly small animal practices, this hasn’t diminished. My interest in myotherapy came about when researching osteoarthritis management as our veterinary practice is always looking to improve standards of treatment and long-term care.

I also had an arthritic dog and cat and although anti-inflammatory medication helped, I was saddened to witness a gradual decline in their mobility and therefore enjoyment of life. It was whilst on a physiotherapy course provided by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association that I was introduced to the benefits of myotherapy for pain relief and in case studies carried out on my own two pets, I was able to document a significant improvement in their mobility through massage. I was intrigued; I needed to find out more!

There are many myotherapy (or massage) course providers out there but Galen struck me as heads above the rest as they offered accredited courses through Laser Learning Awards and the courses were not only run by professionals in the field but they had also attracted veterinary surgeons, nurses, ACPAT physiotherapists, behaviourists and chiropractors.

I found that the diploma course itself was academically challenging and through the case studies conducted within my veterinary practice I was able to demonstrate to our clients, my colleagues and myself as a student myotherapist, positive outcomes from all the dogs were treated. The greatest joy has been watching dogs eagerly coming into the veterinary practice for their treatment gaining their trust during their therapy and be able to involve owners in the treatment process too.

Alongside my normal nursing duties at Heathside Veterinary Surgery, I am working mainly with dogs and cats with conditions such as degenerative joint disease, soft tissue injuries, spinal disease and in post surgical rehabilitation and feel really happy that we are now offering a complete and effective long-term management programme for these much loved pets. Our management programme includes myotherapy, weight management, nutrition and supplements, exercise therapy and advice on environmental adaptations to make life easier for pets.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Caroline Drysdale

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Based in: Dorchester, Dorset
Areas Covered: Dorchester and surrounding area
Telephone: 07635 783 746
Email: carolinedrysdale1@gmail.com
Facebook: @dorsetcaninemassage



Throughout my whole life, I have been passionate about animals, so it came as little surprise to family and friends when I decided to have a career change to focus on canine therapy. My commitment to rehabilitation was heightened when one of my dogs was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia as a puppy. I initially completed a Sports Canine Massage Therapy qualification with The College of Animal Physiotherapy which I thoroughly enjoyed.

This was shortly followed by qualifications in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Treadmill Therapy. However, I still wanted to know more and enrolled on the Galen Myotherapy Diploma which I completed in October 2018. The theory side of the course was extremely detailed and thorough and the practicals were amazing.

I love the Galen ethos of dog choice which means that the dog quickly learns that treatment only takes place when they come onto the treatment mat. This approach enables the dog to relax during treatment as they know they can move away at any time. My dog enjoys her regular Myotherapy sessions which focus on compensatory issues caused by arthritis in her elbows and I get great job satisfaction in seeing the results Galen Myotherapy has on other dogs I have treated. As well as the Myotherapy treatment itself, assisting owners by helping them make simple changes to the dog’s environment and lifestyle, and being aware of behaviour that may indicate pain, all help to improve their dog’s quality of life.

I now work as a Small Animal Hydrotherapist and Galen Myotherapist at Southfield Veterinary Centre (Dorchester Medivet) in Dorset and have never looked back!

My next goal is to hold regular Arthritis Awareness Campaigns for owners, to share knowledge and information about how they can also play a role in their dog’s rehabilitation.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Lusia Greig

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Based in: Horsham, West Sussex
Areas Covered: Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Kent, and global training
Telephone: 07592 310 016
Email: luisamgreig@gmail.com
Facebook: @luisagreigmyotherapy



Luisa is a qualified Galen Canine Myotherapist and McTimoney Animal Therapist covering Sussex, Surrey, and parts of Berkshire and Kent. She uses a blend of Galen Myotherapy soft tissue massage techniques, gentle McTimoney skeletal adjustments, joint mobilisations and functional exercise to treat her patients, and advocates a multimodal, holistic approach.

Luisa treats and teaches internationally on behalf of Galen Myotherapy in Norway and Estonia, and is experienced in treating dogs with a variety of conditions, from top level working dogs across a variety of sporting disciplines, to those with chronic pain and mobility issues, and existing conditions such as hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, spondylosis and patella luxation.Luisa is committed to working with you and your dog in a compassionate, professional, supportive and approachable manner to improve your dog’s health, performance and quality of life. She always uses a choice led, restraint free, and empathic handling approach, with total respect for your dog.

Her special interest is sleddog sports, and she is activity involved in the UK sleddog scene. Workshops and talks also available on request.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Sarah Hancox

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Based in: Eyam, Derbyshire
Areas Covered: Derbyshire and surrounding areas
Telephone: 07793 682 685
Email: contact@moorlandcanine.com
Website: www.moorlandcanine.com
Facebook: @MoorlandCanine



I live in the Derbyshire Peak District where my dogs and our surroundings have become my greatest inspiration and motivator to keep them fit enough to enjoy their lifestyle for as long as possible. Training to become a Galen Canine Myotherapist became the start of my journey.

I enjoy working with all ages and breed of dog; however, my interest lies in working with running dogs; lurchers and greyhound racing survivors who are likely to have been subjected to repetitive muscular strain, overexertion and potentially the long-term chronic effects of a racing injury. In addition to clinical practice, I attend shows and events around the region as well as hosting practical workshops introducing owners and their dogs to ways in which we can work together to improve their musculoskeletal health.

The most rewarding part of which is talking to proactive owners who are genuinely interested in how they can support their dog throughout all their life's stages and levels of activity. Sharing knowledge and experiences with fellow dog owners and considering ways we can make their dog's lives easier alongside supporting their long-term mobility, is what makes these interactions especially meaningful.

Whilst as a team we are spread around the country, getting together with fellow therapists inspires us all and reminds us of the profound and sometimes life-changing impact that Galen Canine Myotherapy can have on the dogs we treat.

Galen Canine Myotherapy's ability to elicit change within all the body’s systems enables it to play a highly significant role in the welfare, wellbeing and longevity of any dog and contributing to keeping my canine clients as fit and active as possible into old age is something that I find endlessly rewarding and frequently humbling.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST AND LEAD INSTRUCTOR

Cushla Lamen

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Based in: Devizes, Wiltshire
Areas Covered: Devizes, and treatment in Horsham
Telephone: 07817 386 150
Email: cushlalamen@gmail.com

After spending many years training as a human fitness instructor and developing training programmes for human athletes, when I started competing with my own dogs I always wondered whether equivalent training techniques could be transferred to them and whether their performance and recovery could be enhanced by these techniques. Initially I had no idea where to obtain such information, but a friend suggested Galen Therapy, which seemed to be able to answer all the burning questions I had.

After initially attending a Galen Therapy Workshop on Canine Athletes and having learnt valuable warm up and cool down techniques for dogs and seeing at first hand the benefits that the canines gain from these exercises, I enrolled on the challenging Galen Myotherapist course.

Having lived with an arthritic dog for many years, I could immediately relate how Myotherapy (soft tissue manipulation) would benefit our canines. Massage can help to ease pain and discomfort in a variety of conditions, such as elbow and hip dysplasia, OCD etc. It works both on a physical level, by relieving tension in supporting muscles and enabling flexibility and core stability and on a psychological level by helping to soothe and relax an anxious canine.

Since being immersed in Myotherapy I have had the opportunity to see first-hand the beneficial effects that canine massage can have on all dogs, of all ages with a wide variety of issues. I feel passionately about the benefits of canine massage and strongly believe that all dogs, whether pets or canine athletes can benefit from this treatment.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Sue Maclennan

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Based in: Morpeth, Northumberland
Areas Covered: North East UK but willing to travel
Telephone: 01670 503 708 / 07775 646 116
Email: sue@caninetherapy.co.uk
Facebook: Sue-Galen Northumberland



My passion for dogs began when I was a small girl and I have shared my life with a variety of different breeds from Poodle to Pointer, Basset Hounds to Border Collies and we currently have three poodle crossbreeds and a young Briard bringing daily joy to our lives. In 2008 our old collie, Minnie, was diagnosed with arthritis and spondylosis and despite regular medication, her mobility slowly and insidiously began to decline. I picked up a Galen leaflet at a dog show and resolved to make an appointment for Minnie only to discover that there were no therapists in the North East.

I decided that I would just have to learn how to perform the massage myself so I ordered a copy of Julia’s excellent book, ‘The Complete Dog Massage Manual’ and thus began my journey. In 2011, I took a leap of faith, left my full time employment and enrolled with Galen. Thanks to the excellent support and encouragement provided by the tutors, this rather mature student successfully completed the ‘Diploma in Canine Massage Therapy’ in 2013 and I have never looked back.

Sadly, dear old Minnie is no longer with us but with her inspiration, I have treated many lame and arthritic dogs, both young and old, and it is wonderful to witness their improved mobility. It is equally rewarding to treat canine athletes and see their owner’s delight in their improved performance. I am based in Northumberland but I treat dogs in their own homes and have happily travelled as far afield as the Scottish Borders and North Yorkshire. I love my work and I am keen to raise awareness amongst all dog owners of the impact of everyday stresses and strains and how seemingly minor issues can adversely affect the long term mobility of our canine companions.

In 2017 our 12yr old Labradoodle, Monty, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and subsequently had his right forelimb amputated. The prognosis was gloomy but thanks to regular Myotherapy and an holistic approach to his overall health care, he is living proof that combined therapies can really make a difference to continued wellness and longevity. It is no exaggeration to say that Galen Myotherapy has not only enriched, but also prolonged his life.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Leticia Sanchez-Moral

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Based in: Arriondas, Northern Spain
Areas Covered: Asturias and other areas of Spain on request
Telephone:+34 622 91 42 82
Email: info@preparadogs.es
Website: preparadogs.es/
Facebook: @preparadogs



Hi, my name is Leticia Sanchez Moral and I am a dog trainer and Canine Myotherapist living in Northern Spain. My interest in dog training and, although I didn’t know it at the time, Canine Myotherapy, began when I got my first dog 10 years ago, a border terrier called Ripley.

She was born with several deformities that every vet gave assurances would not cause her any problems, but the suspicion formed early on that she was suffering pain and she has subsequently been diagnosed with spondylosis and osteoarthritis.

Living in the UK at the time I attended various puppy and dog training classes in order to try and understand the needs of my dog, which became dogs (as it is wont to) and thereby best enjoy our lives together. I have another border terrier called Barney and, on returning to Spain 6 years ago adopted a rescue pointer cross called Rufus. Rufus was a very troubled dog and I decided that I didn’t know nearly enough to properly help him overcome his background, so becoming a dog trainer, rather than merely attending classes, seemed the right way to go. Therefore, I enrolled and completed a professional certification in April of 2017 and It was at the end of these studies that Julia was invited to Asturias to give a 2-day workshop. The rest, as they say, is history. I took Ripley with me in the hope that Julia could give me some advice and it was immediately apparent that Myotherapy could improve Ripley’s life. When Julia was subsequently due to visit Barcelona for a 4-day seminar for dog professionals I immediately enrolled. This was a wonderful trip, attending with a dog trainer friend and our 3 dogs, all suffering from different issues and at the end of the 4 days I was hooked. I decided to become a Myotherapist, completing my diploma in October of 2018. I like to think that I have a wonderful relationship with all my dogs, but my bond with Ripley is increasingly special and I am positive that Galen Myotherapy has played a big part in this. She trusts me completely, even when the pain is bad. She knows she can come to me for treatment any time she wants and that we will only do whatever she is comfortable with. I don’t know many people that have that level of trust with their dogs and I can only thank Julia and Galen for opening my eyes.

Myotherapy is virtually unknown in Spain and as well as treating dogs privately I collaborate with several shelters in Asturias where they would otherwise have little or no chance of receiving such a service. I run workshops and training programs for shelter volunteers, working to make Myotherapy better known in Spain and I plan to continue helping dogs wherever possible to improve their lives and wellbeing and to assist owners with understanding what their dogs are going through.

I am very interested in continuing to further my knowledge about dogs and I am currently attending the International dog trainer program with Turid Rugaas which I will complete in early 2020.

My interest in dog training and, although I didn’t know it at the time, Canine Myotherapy, began when I got my first dog 10 years ago, a border terrier called Ripley. She was born with several deformities that every vet gave assurances would not cause her any problems, but the suspicion formed early on that she was suffering pain and she has subsequently been diagnosed with spondylosis and osteoarthritis. Living in the UK at the time I attended various puppy and dog training classes in order to try and understand the needs of my dog, which became dogs (as it is wont to) and thereby best enjoy our lives together. I have another border terrier called Barney and, on returning to Spain 6 years ago adopted a rescue pointer cross called Rufus. Rufus was a very troubled dog and I decided that I didn’t know nearly enough to properly help him overcome his background, so becoming a dog trainer, rather than merely attending classes, seemed the right way to go.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST AND VETERINARY CONSULT

Marie Schlemm

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Based in: Brighton, East Sussex
Areas Covered: Brighton and surrouding areas
Telephone: 07960 753439
Email: marie.schlemm@gmail.com

I have trained as a vet in Germany and have been working as a vet in the UK since 1998. I have always been interested in complementary therapies as I often see limitations of conventional 'school' medicine, especially when it comes to any ongoing and chronic issues and diseases. Meeting Hannah Capon through work and her passion for helping arthritic dogs (canine arthritis management) has inspired me to do the Galen diploma with Julia Robertson and I am glad I did!

It has given me much more insight into anything that can possibly be affected by musculo-skeletal problems, including for example anal gland and chewing problems (!), a better assessment tool for the whole animal, not just the parts that are 'not working'. I enjoy giving the treatments and seeing the changes every time.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST AND TUTOR

Barbara Smith

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Based in: Hunstanton, Norfolk
Areas Covered: N/A
Telephone: 01485 535 261 / 07919 304 851
Email: barbara@caninetherapy.co.uk
Facebook: barbaragalenwestnorfolk



I have always had an interest in dogs, and growing up I had the pleasure of living with a variety of different breeds and sizes as my parents fostered homeless, unwanted and lost dogs until they were either found permanent homes or returned to their owners.I had always known that at some point I would like to do something involving dogs and it was whilst attending a veterinary clinic’s open day / dog show with my now 5yr old cross-breed terrier that I met Caroline Zuber from Galen, I was impressed by her depth of knowledge and professionalism and after some discussion I knew that this is what I wanted to do.

I completed the Anatomy and Physiology course and then went onto do the Galen Canine Massage Diploma which is an intensive and challenging, high level, externally accredited course covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of massage therapy. Since being on the course I have been able to explore my natural affinity with dogs that I always felt I had, as they seem to respond to me in a positive way. This empathy I have with dogs has been such a benefit when I have been treating dogs with Myotherapy and I have already had some really visible results. Upon gaining my Galen diploma I was pleased to be invited to join such a professional team of Myotherapists. Recently I have been treating dogs of various ages and breeds with issues of Hip Dysplasia, Osteoarthritis and Muscular tension; it has been so rewarding to see a positive response to treatment both within the physical improvements of mobility issues and also the psychological benefits that this improved mobility has on the dog.

Please note that due to some health issues I'm currently not treating dogs, and instead support Galen Therapy through eductation. I'm one of the key tutors taking a leading role in student support, and also Level 4 IQA for practical sessions.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Fay Talbot

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Based in: Dorking, Surrey
Areas Covered: Dorking and surrounding areas
Telephone: 07920 428411 / 01306 881910
Email: fay@equessentials.com
Website: www.faytalbot.co.uk
Facebook: Fay Talbot Galen Myotherapist



My love of animals started at a very early age, when I became fascinated with horses and started to ride at the age of five. When I left school, I chose to go and work with horses, before opening up my own shop in 2007 selling equestrian goods, Equessentials.

Dogs have always been part of my life, my husband, Ian, and I, have always had two dogs (one dog each stops the arguments!), a German Shepherd and some sort of rescue crossbreed.

I have always been very drawn to the rehabilitation of animals, in particular horses and dogs, and my previous German Shepherd, Khan, inspired me to learn more as he needed a lot of therapeutic treatment and care in the latter part of his life, due to suffering from Degenerative Myelopathy (CDRM). My thirst for knowledge only increased when I bought an ex-racehorse, Maggie, with many behavioural and physical issues.Kipp is my current German Shepherd, who tragically at the age of 9 months old, suffered a spinal injury. At this time, I was in constant discussion with Vets and various canine therapists, and I started his rehabilitation in earnest. Through his rehabilitation programme, I heard about Julia Robertson and The Galen Myotherapy Centre, and I took Kipp along to meet Julia. Kipp responded very well to Myotherapy treatment, and I noticed that Julia also had a deep understanding of canine behaviour, and a strong bond was formed between therapist and dog (this is essential for effective myotherapy treatment). Kipp is an incredibly special boy, he now has severe arthritis and mobility issues at nearly nine years old, without regular myotherapy treatments, he would not be here!

My experiences with my own animals started me on a journey which ultimately lead me to complete my Galen Myotherapy Diploma, and I now get immense pleasure helping other people’s dogs rehabilitate, improving their quality of life, and “Enriching the lives of dogs”.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Donna Taylor

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Based in:Worthing, West Sussex
Areas Covered: Worthing, Findon, Rustington and Angmering, Littlehampton, Sompting and Lancing
Telephone: 01903 603 164 / 07908 029 864
Email: donnajtaylor1967@gmail.com

I absolutely LOVE dogs! Big dogs, little dogs, you name it, every single dog has something unique about them and they never cease to amaze me! I have spent at least 40 years of my life living with dogs, many different breeds and each one has taught me something new! I currently have a cocker spaniel and a rescue street dog from Serbia.

My background is in Aromatherapy Massage working with Adults with Special Needs from physical disabilities through to learning disabilities and severe challenging behaviour and mental health issues, and I have been doing this for the past 19 years. I am also a certified Infant Massage Instructor and a Massage in Schools Instructor. When one of my dogs developed arthritis, I used to massage him and saw what a difference this made to him and his mobility and I decided to look into this further and I discovered Galen Therapy Centre and after a lot of hard work and input from extremely knowledgeable and talented tutors I achieved my Diploma in Canine Massage with Galen Therapy Centre in July 2017.

Massage works to ease pain and discomfort in a lot of different conditions, not to mention compensatory pain issues and repetitive strain issues and injury. Pain can also cause stress which can manifest itself in behavioural changes and it can be wonderfully therapeutic and calming for the anxious dog or dog in pain. This has been one of the biggest learning curves for me and it has totally transformed the way in which I view our lifestyles and the way this may, inadvertently, have an adverse effect on our dogs and their muscoskeletal health.

Since April 2017 I have volunteered at Shoreham Dogs Trust and massage dogs there and this has been great experience in working with rescue dogs.

I am able to offer a mobile service in and around the Worthing, West Sussex area.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST, DIPLOMA ASSESSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR

Anne Tooley

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Based in: Arundel, West Sussex
Areas Covered: Arundel and surrounding area
Telephone: 07712 481 363
Email: anne@caninetherapy.co.uk
Email: admin@caninetherapy.co.uk (Galen Myotherapy administration enquiries only)

I was first introduced to canine massage when my eldest dog was diagnosed with arthritis in both her stifle joints, she was prescribed a NSAID (anti-inflammatory) for the rest of her life. As she was only 5 years old and in her prime, I was so upset. It was at the White Orchid Canine Hydro Pool, that I was introduced to the Galen Canine Therapy. After Rafiki’s first treatment she showed great improvement and by the 3rd treatment she was off of the painkillers and had returned to a normal life.

Soon after I took a workshop on the Introductions to Canine Therapy so that I could understand why canine therapy had helped Rafiki and to be able to maintain her condition. It was at this workshop that I got to learn of the so many benefits of massage. This workshop gave me an appetite to complete the diploma so I could treat other dogs and improve their lives.

I completed the Canine Anatomy and Physiology course, then onto the immensely intensive diploma course. Having gained my Galen Diploma I am now developing my new career and treating a vast array of different dogs with different conditions from the family dog that is looking for a better quality of life due to a lack of mobility, or competition dogs that are looking for enhanced performance, including the work I did on pre and post event Canicross Trailrunner huskies.

Every case is different and also wonderfully challenging but always immensely rewarding seeing the positive results!

I also support Galen Myotherapy in my role as an assessor for our diploma students, and work alongside the rest of the team with all things administrative too, ensuring Julia gets to wherever in the world she needs to be.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST AND INSTRUCTOR

Lucy Tyrrell

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Based in: Egham, Surrey
Areas Covered: London and Surrey
Telephone: 07941 427 336
Email: lucy@caninetherapy.co.uk
Website: www.pawsitivemyotherapy.co.uk
Facebook: @pawsitivemyotherapy



I’m Lucy Tyrrell and I treat dogs in London and Surrey, as well as being a tutor for Galen Myotherapy, teaching the practical sessions of the Diploma. I am also an owner of three westies, Maisie, Betty and Peggy. My journey to becoming a Galen Myotherapist started a few years ago when I decided I wanted a change in career. I knew I wanted to work with dogs in a way that would positively impact their quality of life. I came across Galen Therapy Centre, visited Julia, observed some treatments and haven’t looked back. I knew that this was what I wanted to do. I signed onto the diploma course and got studying.

I now work between 5 and 6 days a week, full time, treating dogs of all shapes and sizes including everything from a miniature dachshund, to huskies and greyhounds. I am passionate about working alongside the dog; working with them to treat where and what they need me to treat. Watching the changes in the dogs is just amazing and humbling. To think I can help a dog in chronic pain and struggling to walk become a dog that is enjoying being a dog again, is what it is all about. I also really strive to get the owners as involved in the treatments as possible. I think everyone should know about Galen Myotherapy.

So as and when I can, I love to spread the word. I have written articles for newsletters and blogs and run workshops a few times a year. I also use social media to share a bit about what I do and the impact it can have.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Nicky Wreford

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Based in: Newmarket, Suffolk
Areas Covered: Newmarket and surrounding areas
Telephone: 07729 340 907
Email: nicola@caninetherapy.co.uk

I have been a Galen Myotherapist for the past 10 years and have reccently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy. It was down to my own dog Murphy that my path in life changed and led me to Galen. Murphy was a lurcher who experienced soft tissue injuries due to his love of running at high speeds twisting and turning over all terrains. After several undiagnosed episodes of lameness I decided to look into ways that I too could help Murphy so enrolled on the Galen Diploma. Not only did I learn to look after and help manage my own dogs musculoskeletal issues I found that I was able to help other dogs too.

As a therapist I treat a range of dogs including sporting and competition, elderly dogs suffering from mobility issues caused by osteoarthritis as well as post-operative care cases. I also work within a rehabilitation centre treating dogs with both neurological and orthopaedic conditions. I use LLLT low level laser therapy and PEMF pulsed electromagnetic field therapy alongside the myotherapy treatment.

Chronic pain in dogs can sometimes be underestimated but not only does it have a physiological affect on a dog it also has a psychological affect having an understanding of both enables me as a therapist to be able to give the best treatment to help the dog. The benefits of myotherapy are achieved by specialised muscle treatment which is hands on and targeted to functionally and therapeutically manage the condition the dog has. What makes Galen so different and successful is that all treatments are choice led by the dogs enabling every experience for the dog to be a positive one that is built on trust and a deep understanding of every individual dogs needs.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Carley Why

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Based in: Moray, Scotland
Areas Covered: Moray and surrounding
Telephone: 07866 432 072
Email: carley@moraycaninemassage.co.uk
Website: www.moraycaninemassage.co.uk
I live in Moray with my husband, two little girls and two black Labradors – all of who keep my busy in their own ways. Dogs have always played an important part in my life, and I love all dogs of all shapes and sizes! I am passionate about my work and enthusiastic about helping dogs live their best life possible through Galen Myotherapy.

I have a Level 3 Diploma in Galen Myotherapy, I am registered with Galen, and I have a Canine First Aid Certificate. I am fully insured, and will only accept cases with veterinary consent. My qualifications and experience means I can offer the best level of care for your dog in the comfort of your own home.

Wilf was my first ‘baby’, before any human ones came along. When he was diagnosed with bilateral Elbow Dysplasia, underwent surgery for it, and then developed secondary Osteoarthritis, I had to do something. I wanted to be able to help Wilf live a more pain free life and give him back some of the spark he had when he was younger. From this, I became enthusiastic about helping other dogs that were suffering from chronic muscular pain as a direct result of the common conditions that we see in a dog’s life.

After researching accredited courses, I decided that the Galen Canine Myotherapy diploma was the right course for me for a number of reasons. First and foremost because of its 1st Guiding Principle: Choice-led Treatment. This means that all treatment is choice-led by the dog.

Since commencing regular treatments, Wilf has gone from a lame, stiff and grumpy old man to a happy, cuddly young man that plays with his toys again and enjoys playing chase or tug of war with his pup sister Peanut. Wilf also attends regular hydrotherapy sessions at Highland Hydrotherapy in Elgin. Hydrotherapy and massage work well together to form a multimodal approach to his care. Peanut also receives regular myotherapy treatments to help keep her young developing bones, muscles and joints in tip top condition.

// GALEN CANINE MYOTHERAPIST

Monika Papp

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Based in: Horley, Surrey
Areas Covered: Horley and 25 mile surrounding areas
Telephone: 07856 222 276
Email: monika@pawzandrelax.co.uk
Website: www.pawzandrelax.co.uk

I am Monika Papp and I treat dogs as a Galen Canine Myotherapist in the Horley area. I have always loved dogs from an early age. Growing up I was surrounded by several dogs usually adopted from unwanted litters. My favourite book was Man meets Dog from Konrad Lorenz which can be the reason why I love Japanese breeds like akitas. During the years being a university student I did charity work in shelters.

Even though dogs have always had a special place in my heart and in my life it took me a long time to find the perfect way to work with them as well. I worked a couple of years as a teacher and then I started working in ophthalmic services. I knew all along that something was missing. Fortunately I came across Galen Canine Myotherapy, went for one of their workshops and immediately after I enrolled to study on the Galen diploma course to become a practitioner. It is a great way to help these wonderful creatures to live their life to the fullest and the best quality possible.

Worldwide
Julia Robertson

Julia Robertson is the founder and global head of the Galen Myotherapy organisation. Established in 2002, Julia was one of the very first in the UK to treat and understand the effects of adaptive change (or muscular compensation) in dogs. Since 2002, Julia has worked tirelessly to improve dogs lives and their health.

In this time she has treated over 8,000 dogs and trained hundreds of people in Galen Myotherapy techniques. She is considered an expert, pioneer and leader in her field of Canine Myotherapy both in the UK and worldwide. This is reflected in the number of national and international invitations to both speak and teach. Over the last four years she has travelled to 12 different countries and made 29 International appearances, spreading the knowledge and helping dogs across continents. She is an expert within this modality and has developed Positive P.A.C.T.®, Galen’s unique methodology for ‘choice led treatment’ which is revolutionary when working with animals in pain. It has been formed from her extensive experience and observations over her years of practice.

She was also one of the first to bring the correlation between canine ‘Pain and Behaviour’ to the public’s awareness. This has now been formalised into the Galen Comfort Scale©, which is being used in the many studies and treatments that Galen are involved in. In 2019, the first Galen Myotherapy International School was launched in Oslo, Norway which was quickly followed by the launch of a second school in Melbourne, Australia. 2019 also saw the translation of the Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma into Spanish, providing greater accessibility to the course worldwide. Over the years Julia has met and has made some truly amazing associates, luminaries in their field, who work closely with her and with the development of the Galen Myotherapy organisation.

Julia is a published author of three books and has produced two DVD’s including ‘Tongue to Tail’ which was the winner of the coveted US Maxwell Award – from the Dog Writers Association of America in 2012.

Based in: Bolney, West Sussex
Areas Covered: Global
Telephone: 01444 881027
Email: mail@caninetherapy.co.uk
Website: www.caninetherapy.co.uk
Facebook: galentherapycentre



Portsmouth
Lisa Baker

My love of dogs stems from as young as I can remember. I was brought up around dogs and I don’t think I have ever had any time in my life without one being there.I work my Weimaraners on local shoots and it was because of my male Weimaraner, Blu, how I found out about Galen. Blu’s muscles used to become very tight and painful after working all day on the shoot. After looking up about Canine massage therapy on the internet I came across Galen Therapy Centre.From this, I was truly impressed with Galen’s attitude to therapy and decided to purchase Julia’s Complete Dog Massage Manual where I could learn how to warm up and cool down Blu, before and after a day on the shoot. The effects of learning from this book really inspired me as Blu never had another episode with his muscles again.

So I wanted to learn more! Firstly, I attended a one-day workshop with Galen to learn how to massage my own dog and after this, found myself enrolled on the Canine and Anatomy course which then led on to the Diploma.I was really impressed (and a little worried!) with the high standard and intensity of the courses and what was expected from you as a trainee Myotherapist. The accreditation and external assessing really makes the qualifications worth something and I soon learnt how well respected Galen Myotherapists really are.I treat a variety of dogs from sporting athletes, improving their performance to family pets with arthritic and soft tissue issues, making them feel more comfortable with their conditions and giving them a better quality of life.

It’s truly rewarding to notice how you’ve made an impact on a dog and to make such a difference. This is why practising myotherapy is extremely important to me, I am passionate about what Galen Myotherapy can offer and I’m very proud to be a part of it.As well as working my Weimaraners I compete in Canicross and Bikejor, a dog sport where you run or bike with your dog attached to you by bungee.

I am on the Weimaraner C Breed list for judging at Open Show level and I judge at Gundog Working Tests for the Hunt Point Retrieve Gundog Group.

As I compete with my dogs in a variety of disciplines, I know how important it is to keep their muscles balanced and in good condition to perform well. Myotherapy plays a huge part in this and it has been a pleasure to share my knowledge with fellow competitors in both the field and in the show ring and I hope this to continue in my work as a Galen Myotherapist.

Based in: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Areas Covered: Hampshire, West Sussex, Surrey and Dorset
Telephone:02392 435051 / 07823 324703
Email: hampshirecanine@gmail.com
Website: www.hampshirecaninetherapy.co.uk/
Facebook: @hampshirecanine



Wye, Kent
Sarah Bignell Howse

I’ve been lucky enough to work with animals since I was 13 years old and inspired by the late great James Herriot, I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in the year 2000. I always had a soft spot for my golden oldie patients who were so resilient despite the age related issues they faced and enjoyed working to make sure those later years were as enriched and comfy as possible. It was however the unexpected arrival of Matty, my own personal labrador joy grenade, who really highlighted how much can be done to improve quality of life when faced with chronic mobility problems. He taught me that thriving with chronic osteoarthritis is possible as there are so many different ways to help.

Whilst recovering from a bit of a health plot twist myself I utilised many different modalities to return to wellness. It was a combination of this experience and Mattys’ ongoing health needs that refocused my clinical work towards addressing chronic pain and rehabilitation.

An important part of my new skill set was becoming a Galen myotherapist. It cannot be underestimated how much compensatory muscle pain affects quality of life and anything that we can do to decrease the pain experienced is so important. I chose to train with Galen due to the choice led approach to treatment which enables me to work as part of a team with the dog and their human family.

In addition to Galen myotherapy I am also trained in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and work alongside primary care Vets to ensure a multimodal approach to address pain management and rehabilitation. I am fortunate to be able to offer both of these modalities within a purposely designed space in Wye, Kent.

Based in: Wye, Kent
Areas Covered: Most Kent areas
Telephone: 07944 902412
Email: sarah@mettapetclinic.co.uk
Website: www.mettapetclinic.co.uk
Facebook: Currently under construction


Scottish Borders
Hannah Capon

Hannah Capon MA Vet MB MRCVS, winner of the 2019 Ceva Vet of the Year and finalist in the 2019 Petplan Vet of the Year is a first opinion veterinary surgeon in the UK. Recognised for her tireless work on Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) an online education and support service for owners of arthritic dogs and professionals that care for them.

"Julia and Galen Myotherapy was the catalyst for CAM. I met her when I was questioning my standard veterinary approach to managing chronic pain and soft tissue injuries. Through this fateful meeting she changed the course of my career (for the best- i think). We often laugh about how she "ruined my life" because she opened my eyes to things that I had not been taught in my formal vet training. Through the Galen Myotherapy diploma, she enabled me to see the true extent of a problem, that I now want to help fix, canine chronic pain due to musculoskeletal disease!"

CAM began as a simple Facebook page in 2015 where I would promote earlier identification and thorough multimodal management plans, both topics that were covered in the Galen Myotherapy diploma. CAM has since grown and is a a flourishing service run by a team of veterinary professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help owners. I am proud to say that CAM has become an unstoppable force. A respected website full of downloads, like the unique Home Safe tool (#itsmyhometoo), A large social media presence through Facebook, Instagram and twitter. An online shop stocking awareness merchandise, owner education and other canine essentials. An education provider for first opinion practices, as well as dog groups, paraprofessionals and owners. An inspirational campaign group to raise awareness of the serious nature of this disease (#yourdogmoreyears). I would say it runs my life more than I run it now, but I finally feel I am really making a difference. If I hadn't met Julia and learnt through Galen, I think I would still be floundering with how best to manage these dogs.

Hannah currently works at Greenside Veterinary Practice, Scotland, where she is working in regenerative medicine and rehabilitation, as well as exploring novel ways we can improve management of this common debilitating disease. She continues to run her one on one service for clients with her colleague Lynsey Tindall.

Gloucestershire
Helen Cherry

I have been working with horses for many years and 10 years ago a rather wonderful mare called Nancy came into my life and changed it forever. Nancy led me on a journey of discovery into the world of muscle therapy to find a way to ease her pain and restore her range of movement. I was amazed at the difference myotherapy made and how it literally changed her demeanour, behaviour and eventually her performance – and this was a horse that no other therapist or vet had been able to even touch, never mind diagnose. The physical benefits were very clear to see but the psychological benefits were a complete surprise to me and so very rewarding.

I eventually became a Masterson Method Practitioner and then Coach and have worked full time as an equine myotherapist for the past 8 years, working alongside vets to help competition horses from all disciplines, rehab cases and horses & ponies that are retired and simply cherished family pets!

Most of my clients have dogs, lots of them, and I noticed that quite a few seemed to be suffering with similar issues that my equine patients had i.e. adapted posture and a seemingly huge difference in the range of movement that dogs of the same breed were displaying. My clients began to ask me if I could work on their dogs too so I decided to study the comprehensive Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma course. Having gained my Galen Diploma I now treat a variety of dogs from family dog’s that are looking for a better quality of life or recovering from injury, to guard dogs and working dogs that are looking for enhanced performance. I draw on my knowledge and experience from the equine world of myotherapy as every case is different, but it’s always extremely rewarding to see the positive results!

Most of my life I have had working Collie dogs at home but more recently I acquired a small lurcher, Rosa. What a difference, mentally and physically, and now I know why I was led to Galen. I spend most of my free time working on Rosa to help her recover from her frequent but crazy pursuits of deer that invariably end up with soft tissue injuries and cramps!! Every time I marvel at the ability we have to help them heal with a touch and feel and what a wonderful gift this is that also strengthens the bond between human and animal.

Based in: Gloucestershire
Areas Covered: Oxfordshire / Warwickshire / Gloucestershire / Worcestershire
Telephone: 07974 663452
Email: helen@helen-cherry.co.uk

Norfolk
Vickie China

I am so lucky to have a career I am passionate about, I qualified as a Galen Canine Myotherapist in 2015 and haven’t looked back. I now work in the Norfolk Community delivering treatments and workshops.

So, where did it all start? Many years ago I rescued an ex-racing greyhound called David, David always enjoyed his walks but in 2012 aged 7 he didn’t want to go anymore, he was in so much pain that he was struggling to walk. Arthritis was diagnosed and he was prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs to manage the pain. By 2013 the medication was increasing and having a negative effect on his wellbeing, making him very lethargic, he wasn’t the same happy, ‘spirited’ (perhaps a bit too much at times!) dog he once was. One day I looked at him with his neck hunched over and pinched face I just thought, do you know what this dog needs a massage, I have back issues myself and have a regular massage, I know I would be in pain without it.

I researched dog massage therapists and found a Galen Therapy Centre, I booked myself onto the ‘Introduction To Canine Massage workshop’ with Julia Robertson. She was so inspiring, from that moment on I was hooked. I was then put in touch with Nicky Wrerford my local therapist near Newmarket. She was amazing and between me doing techniques at home and 3 treatments with Nicky David was back to his old-self, I really could not believe the change. She advised he had lots of muscle tension in his neck and lots of spinal sensitivity which she relieved, quite often the effects of arthritis or ‘compensation issues’ are more painful than the arthritis itself. I couldn’t help but wonder how many other dogs have to put up with the effects of arthritis and other conditions and are only medicated to mask the pain and not treat it, so I decided to train so I could help as many dogs as possible.

Based in: Western Longville, Norfolk
Areas Covered: Norfolk
Telephone: 07635 783 746
Email: vickie@caninetherapy.co.uk
Website: www.vickiechina.co.uk
Facebook: @Vickie.China



Southampton
Sarah Curtis

As a Registered Veterinary Nurse, the health and well being of animals is a passion and even after 30 years working in mainly small animal practices, this hasn’t diminished. My interest in myotherapy came about when researching osteoarthritis management as our veterinary practice is always looking to improve standards of treatment and long-term care.

I also had an arthritic dog and cat and although anti-inflammatory medication helped, I was saddened to witness a gradual decline in their mobility and therefore enjoyment of life. It was whilst on a physiotherapy course provided by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association that I was introduced to the benefits of myotherapy for pain relief and in case studies carried out on my own two pets, I was able to document a significant improvement in their mobility through massage. I was intrigued; I needed to find out more!

There are many myotherapy (or massage) course providers out there but Galen struck me as heads above the rest as they offered accredited courses through Laser Learning Awards and the courses were not only run by professionals in the field but they had also attracted veterinary surgeons, nurses, ACPAT physiotherapists, behaviourists and chiropractors.

I found that the diploma course itself was academically challenging and through the case studies conducted within my veterinary practice I was able to demonstrate to our clients, my colleagues and myself as a student myotherapist, positive outcomes from all the dogs were treated. The greatest joy has been watching dogs eagerly coming into the veterinary practice for their treatment gaining their trust during their therapy and be able to involve owners in the treatment process too.

Alongside my normal nursing duties at Heathside Veterinary Surgery, I am working mainly with dogs and cats with conditions such as degenerative joint disease, soft tissue injuries, spinal disease and in post surgical rehabilitation and feel really happy that we are now offering a complete and effective long-term management programme for these much loved pets. Our management programme includes myotherapy, weight management, nutrition and supplements, exercise therapy and advice on environmental adaptations to make life easier for pets.

Based in: Southampton, Hampshire
Areas Covered: Southampton and surrounding areas
Telephone: 01489 60 7001 / 0790 9016 002
Email: sarahneighbourhoodvet@outlook.com

Dorset
Caroline Drysdale

Throughout my whole life, I have been passionate about animals, so it came as little surprise to family and friends when I decided to have a career change to focus on canine therapy. My commitment to rehabilitation was heightened when one of my dogs was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia as a puppy.

I initially completed a Sports Canine Massage Therapy qualification with The College of Animal Physiotherapy which I thoroughly enjoyed. This was shortly followed by qualifications in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Treadmill Therapy. However, I still wanted to know more and enrolled on the Galen Myotherapy Diploma which I completed in October 2018. The theory side of the course was extremely detailed and thorough and the practicals were amazing.

I love the Galen ethos of dog choice which means that the dog quickly learns that treatment only takes place when they come onto the treatment mat. This approach enables the dog to relax during treatment as they know they can move away at any time. My dog enjoys her regular Myotherapy sessions which focus on compensatory issues caused by arthritis in her elbows and I get great job satisfaction in seeing the results Galen Myotherapy has on other dogs I have treated. As well as the Myotherapy treatment itself, assisting owners by helping them make simple changes to the dog’s environment and lifestyle, and being aware of behaviour that may indicate pain, all help to improve their dog’s quality of life.

I now work as a Small Animal Hydrotherapist and Galen Myotherapist at Southfield Veterinary Centre (Dorchester Medivet) in Dorset and have never looked back!

My next goal is to hold regular Arthritis Awareness Campaigns for owners, to share knowledge and information about how they can also play a role in their dog’s rehabilitation.

Based in: Dorchester, Dorset
Areas Covered: Dorchester and surrounding area
Telephone: 07635 783 746
Email: carolinedrysdale1@gmail.com
Facebook: @dorsetcaninemassage



West Sussex
Luisa Greig

Luisa is a qualified Galen Canine Myotherapist and McTimoney Animal Therapist covering Sussex, Surrey, and parts of Berkshire and Kent. She uses a blend of Galen Myotherapy soft tissue massage techniques, gentle McTimoney skeletal adjustments, joint mobilisations and functional exercise to treat her patients, and advocates a multimodal, holistic approach.

Luisa treats and teaches internationally on behalf of Galen Myotherapy in Norway and Estonia, and is experienced in treating dogs with a variety of conditions, from top level working dogs across a variety of sporting disciplines, to those with chronic pain and mobility issues, and existing conditions such as hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, spondylosis and patella luxation.

Luisa is committed to working with you and your dog in a compassionate, professional, supportive and approachable manner to improve your dog’s health, performance and quality of life. She always uses a choice led, restraint free, and empathic handling approach, with total respect for your dog. Her special interest is sleddog sports, and she is activity involved in the UK sleddog scene. Workshops and talks also available on request.

Based in: Horsham, West Sussex
Areas Covered: Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Kent
Telephone: 07592 310 016
Email: luisamgreig@gmail.com
Facebook: @luisagreigmyotherapy

Derbyshire
Sarah Hancox

I live in the Derbyshire Peak District where my dogs and our surroundings have become my greatest inspiration and motivator to keep them fit enough to enjoy their lifestyle for as long as possible. Training to become a Galen Canine Myotherapist became the start of my journey.

I enjoy working with all ages and breed of dog; however, my interest lies in working with running dogs; lurchers and greyhound racing survivors who are likely to have been subjected to repetitive muscular strain, overexertion and potentially the long-term chronic effects of a racing injury.

In addition to clinical practice, I attend shows and events around the region as well as hosting practical workshops introducing owners and their dogs to ways in which we can work together to improve their musculoskeletal health. The most rewarding part of which is talking to proactive owners who are genuinely interested in how they can support their dog throughout all their life's stages and levels of activity. Sharing knowledge and experiences with fellow dog owners and considering ways we can make their dog's lives easier alongside supporting their long-term mobility, is what makes these interactions especially meaningful.

Whilst as a team we are spread around the country, getting together with fellow therapists inspires us all and reminds us of the profound and sometimes life-changing impact that Galen Canine Myotherapy can have on the dogs we treat.

Galen Canine Myotherapy's ability to elicit change within all the body’s systems enables it to play a highly significant role in the welfare, wellbeing and longevity of any dog and contributing to keeping my canine clients as fit and active as possible into old age is something that I find endlessly rewarding and frequently humbling.

Based in: Eyam, Derbyshire
Areas Covered: Derbyshire and surrounding areas
Telephone: 07793 682 685
Email: contact@moorlandcanine.com
Website: www.moorlandcanine.com
Facebook: @MoorlandCanine





Wiltshire
Cushla Lamen

After spending many years training as a human fitness instructor and developing training programmes for human athletes, when I started competing with my own dogs I always wondered whether equivalent training techniques could be transferred to them and whether their performance and recovery could be enhanced by these techniques. Initially I had no idea where to obtain such information, but a friend suggested Galen Therapy, which seemed to be able to answer all the burning questions I had.

After initially attending a Galen Therapy Workshop on Canine Athletes and having learnt valuable warm up and cool down techniques for dogs and seeing at first hand the benefits that the canines gain from these exercises, I enrolled on the challenging Galen Myotherapist course.

Having lived with an arthritic dog for many years, I could immediately relate how Myotherapy (soft tissue manipulation) would benefit our canines. Massage can help to ease pain and discomfort in a variety of conditions, such as elbow and hip dysplasia, OCD etc. It works both on a physical level, by relieving tension in supporting muscles and enabling flexibility and core stability and on a psychological level by helping to soothe and relax an anxious canine.

Since being immersed in Myotherapy I have had the opportunity to see first-hand the beneficial effects that canine massage can have on all dogs, of all ages with a wide variety of issues. I feel passionately about the benefits of canine massage and strongly believe that all dogs, whether pets or canine athletes can benefit from this treatment.

Based in: Devizes, Wiltshire
Areas Covered: Devizes, and treatment in Horsham
Telephone: 07817 386 150
Email: cushlalamen@gmail.com




Northumberland
Sue Maclennan

My passion for dogs began when I was a small girl and I have shared my life with a variety of different breeds from Poodle to Pointer, Basset Hounds to Border Collies and we currently have three poodle crossbreeds and a young Briard bringing daily joy to our lives. In 2008 our old collie, Minnie, was diagnosed with arthritis and spondylosis and despite regular medication, her mobility slowly and insidiously began to decline. I picked up a Galen leaflet at a dog show and resolved to make an appointment for Minnie only to discover that there were no therapists in the North East. I decided that I would just have to learn how to perform the massage myself so I ordered a copy of Julia’s excellent book, ‘The Complete Dog Massage Manual’ and thus began my journey.

In 2011, I took a leap of faith, left my full time employment and enrolled with Galen. Thanks to the excellent support and encouragement provided by the tutors, this rather mature student successfully completed the ‘Diploma in Canine Massage Therapy’ in 2013 and I have never looked back. Sadly, dear old Minnie is no longer with us but with her inspiration, I have treated many lame and arthritic dogs, both young and old, and it is wonderful to witness their improved mobility. It is equally rewarding to treat canine athletes and see their owner’s delight in their improved performance. I am based in Northumberland but I treat dogs in their own homes and have happily travelled as far afield as the Scottish Borders and North Yorkshire. I love my work and I am keen to raise awareness amongst all dog owners of the impact of everyday stresses and strains and how seemingly minor issues can adversely affect the long term mobility of our canine companions.

In 2017 our 12yr old Labradoodle, Monty, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and subsequently had his right forelimb amputated. The prognosis was gloomy but thanks to regular Myotherapy and an holistic approach to his overall health care, he is living proof that combined therapies can really make a difference to continued wellness and longevity. It is no exaggeration to say that Galen Myotherapy has not only enriched, but also prolonged his life.

Based in:Morpeth, Northumberland
Areas Covered: North East UK but willing to travel
Telephone:01670 503 708 / 07775 646 116
Email: sue@caninetherapy.co.uk
Facebook: Sue-Galen Northumberland





Northern Spain
Leticia Sanchez-Moral

Hi, my name is Leticia Sanchez Moral and I am a dog trainer and Canine Myotherapist living in Northern Spain. My interest in dog training and, although I didn’t know it at the time, Canine Myotherapy, began when I got my first dog 10 years ago, a border terrier called Ripley. She was born with several deformities that every vet gave assurances would not cause her any problems, but the suspicion formed early on that she was suffering pain and she has subsequently been diagnosed with spondylosis and osteoarthritis.

Living in the UK at the time I attended various puppy and dog training classes in order to try and understand the needs of my dog, which became dogs (as it is wont to) and thereby best enjoy our lives together. I have another border terrier called Barney and, on returning to Spain 6 years ago adopted a rescue pointer cross called Rufus. Rufus was a very troubled dog and I decided that I didn’t know nearly enough to properly help him overcome his background, so becoming a dog trainer, rather than merely attending classes, seemed the right way to go. Therefore, I enrolled and completed a professional certification in April of 2017 and It was at the end of these studies that Julia was invited to Asturias to give a 2-day workshop. The rest, as they say, is history.

I took Ripley with me in the hope that Julia could give me some advice and it was immediately apparent that Myotherapy could improve Ripley’s life. When Julia was subsequently due to visit Barcelona for a 4-day seminar for dog professionals I immediately enrolled. This was a wonderful trip, attending with a dog trainer friend and our 3 dogs, all suffering from different issues and at the end of the 4 days I was hooked. I decided to become a Myotherapist, completing my diploma in October of 2018. I like to think that I have a wonderful relationship with all my dogs, but my bond with Ripley is increasingly special and I am positive that Galen Myotherapy has played a big part in this. She trusts me completely, even when the pain is bad. She knows she can come to me for treatment any time she wants and that we will only do whatever she is comfortable with. I don’t know many people that have that level of trust with their dogs and I can only thank Julia and Galen for opening my eyes.

Myotherapy is virtually unknown in Spain and as well as treating dogs privately I collaborate with several shelters in Asturias where they would otherwise have little or no chance of receiving such a service. I run workshops and training programs for shelter volunteers, working to make Myotherapy better known in Spain and I plan to continue helping dogs wherever possible to improve their lives and wellbeing and to assist owners with understanding what their dogs are going through.

I am very interested in continuing to further my knowledge about dogs and I am currently attending the International dog trainer program with Turid Rugaas which I will complete in early 2020.

My interest in dog training and, although I didn’t know it at the time, Canine Myotherapy, began when I got my first dog 10 years ago, a border terrier called Ripley. She was born with several deformities that every vet gave assurances would not cause her any problems, but the suspicion formed early on that she was suffering pain and she has subsequently been diagnosed with spondylosis and osteoarthritis. Living in the UK at the time I attended various puppy and dog training classes in order to try and understand the needs of my dog, which became dogs (as it is wont to) and thereby best enjoy our lives together. I have another border terrier called Barney and, on returning to Spain 6 years ago adopted a rescue pointer cross called Rufus. Rufus was a very troubled dog and I decided that I didn’t know nearly enough to properly help him overcome his background, so becoming a dog trainer, rather than merely attending classes, seemed the right way to go.

Based in: Arriondas, Northern Spain
Areas Covered: Asturias and other areas of Spain on request
Telephone:+34 622 91 42 82
Email: info@preparadogs.es
Website: preparadogs.es/
Facebook: @preparadogs





East Sussex
Marie Schlemm

I have trained as a vet in Germany and have been working as a vet in the UK since 1998. I have always been interested in complementary therapies as I often see limitations of conventional 'school' medicine, especially when it comes to any ongoing and chronic issues and diseases. Meeting Hannah Capon through work and her passion for helping arthritic dogs (canine arthritis management) has inspired me to do the Galen diploma with Julia Robertson and I am glad I did!

It has given me much more insight into anything that can possibly be affected by musculo-skeletal problems, including for example anal gland and chewing problems (!), a better assessment tool for the whole animal, not just the parts that are 'not working'. I enjoy giving the treatments and seeing the changes every time.

Based in: Brighton, East Sussex
Areas Covered: Brighton and surrouding areas
Telephone: 07960 753439
Email: marie.schlemm@gmail.com



Surrey
Fay Talbot

My love of animals started at a very early age, when I became fascinated with horses and started to ride at the age of five. When I left school, I chose to go and work with horses, before opening up my own shop in 2007 selling equestrian goods, Equessentials.

Dogs have always been part of my life, my husband, Ian, and I, have always had two dogs (one dog each stops the arguments!), a German Shepherd and some sort of rescue crossbreed. I have always been very drawn to the rehabilitation of animals, in particular horses and dogs, and my previous German Shepherd, Khan, inspired me to learn more as he needed a lot of therapeutic treatment and care in the latter part of his life, due to suffering from Degenerative Myelopathy (CDRM). My thirst for knowledge only increased when I bought an ex-racehorse, Maggie, with many behavioural and physical issues.

Kipp is my current German Shepherd, who tragically at the age of 9 months old, suffered a spinal injury. At this time, I was in constant discussion with Vets and various canine therapists, and I started his rehabilitation in earnest. Through his rehabilitation programme, I heard about Julia Robertson and The Galen Myotherapy Centre, and I took Kipp along to meet Julia. Kipp responded very well to Myotherapy treatment, and I noticed that Julia also had a deep understanding of canine behaviour, and a strong bond was formed between therapist and dog (this is essential for effective myotherapy treatment). Kipp is an incredibly special boy, he now has severe arthritis and mobility issues at nearly nine years old, without regular myotherapy treatments, he would not be here!

My experiences with my own animals started me on a journey which ultimately lead me to complete my Galen Myotherapy Diploma, and I now get immense pleasure helping other people’s dogs rehabilitate, improving their quality of life, and “Enriching the lives of dogs”.

Based in: Dorking, Surrey
Areas Covered: Dorking and surrounding areas
Telephone: 07920 428411 / 01306 881910
Email: fay@equessentials.com
Website: www.faytalbot.co.uk
Facebook: Fay Talbot Galen Myotherapist





West Sussex
Donna Taylor

I absolutely LOVE dogs! Big dogs, little dogs, you name it, every single dog has something unique about them and they never cease to amaze me! I have spent at least 40 years of my life living with dogs, many different breeds and each one has taught me something new! I currently have a cocker spaniel and a rescue street dog from Serbia.

My background is in Aromatherapy Massage working with Adults with Special Needs from physical disabilities through to learning disabilities and severe challenging behaviour and mental health issues, and I have been doing this for the past 19 years. I am also a certified Infant Massage Instructor and a Massage in Schools Instructor. When one of my dogs developed arthritis, I used to massage him and saw what a difference this made to him and his mobility and I decided to look into this further and I discovered Galen Therapy Centre and after a lot of hard work and input from extremely knowledgeable and talented tutors I achieved my Diploma in Canine Massage with Galen Therapy Centre in July 2017.

Massage works to ease pain and discomfort in a lot of different conditions, not to mention compensatory pain issues and repetitive strain issues and injury. Pain can also cause stress which can manifest itself in behavioural changes and it can be wonderfully therapeutic and calming for the anxious dog or dog in pain. This has been one of the biggest learning curves for me and it has totally transformed the way in which I view our lifestyles and the way this may, inadvertently, have an adverse effect on our dogs and their muscoskeletal health.

Since April 2017 I have volunteered at Shoreham Dogs Trust and massage dogs there and this has been great experience in working with rescue dogs.

I am able to offer a mobile service in and around the Worthing, West Sussex area.

Based in:Worthing, West Sussex
Areas Covered: Worthing, Findon, Rustington and Angmering, Littlehampton, Sompting and Lancing
Telephone: 01903 603 164 / 07908 029 864
Email: donnajtaylor1967@gmail.com



West Sussex
Anne Tooley

I was first introduced to canine massage when my eldest dog was diagnosed with arthritis in both her stifle joints, she was prescribed a NSAID (anti-inflammatory) for the rest of her life. As she was only 5 years old and in her prime, I was so upset. It was at the White Orchid Canine Hydro Pool, that I was introduced to the Galen Canine Therapy. After Rafiki’s first treatment she showed great improvement and by the 3rd treatment she was off of the painkillers and had returned to a normal life.

Soon after I took a workshop on the Introductions to Canine Therapy so that I could understand why canine therapy had helped Rafiki and to be able to maintain her condition. It was at this workshop that I got to learn of the so many benefits of massage. This workshop gave me an appetite to complete the diploma so I could treat other dogs and improve their lives.

I completed the Canine Anatomy and Physiology course, then onto the immensely intensive diploma course. Having gained my Galen Diploma I am now developing my new career and treating a vast array of different dogs with different conditions from the family dog that is looking for a better quality of life due to a lack of mobility, or competition dogs that are looking for enhanced performance, including the work I did on pre and post event Canicross Trailrunner huskies.

Every case is different and also wonderfully challenging but always immensely rewarding seeing the positive results!

I also support Galen Myotherapy in my role as an assessor for our diploma students, and work alongside the rest of the team with all things administrative too, ensuring Julia gets to wherever in the world she needs to be.

Based in: Arundel, West Sussex
Areas Covered: Arundel and surrounding area
Telephone: 07712 481 363
Email: anne@caninetherapy.co.uk
Email: admin@caninetherapy.co.uk (Galen Myotherapy administration enquiries only)



London and Surrey
Lucy Tyrrell

I’m Lucy Tyrrell and I treat dogs in London and Surrey, as well as being a tutor for Galen Myotherapy, teaching the practical sessions of the Diploma. I am also an owner of three westies, Maisie, Betty and Peggy. My journey to becoming a Galen Myotherapist started a few years ago when I decided I wanted a change in career. I knew I wanted to work with dogs in a way that would positively impact their quality of life. I came across Galen Therapy Centre, visited Julia, observed some treatments and haven’t looked back. I knew that this was what I wanted to do. I signed onto the diploma course and got studying.

I now work between 5 and 6 days a week, full time, treating dogs of all shapes and sizes including everything from a miniature dachshund, to huskies and greyhounds. I am passionate about working alongside the dog; working with them to treat where and what they need me to treat. Watching the changes in the dogs is just amazing and humbling. To think I can help a dog in chronic pain and struggling to walk become a dog that is enjoying being a dog again, is what it is all about. I also really strive to get the owners as involved in the treatments as possible. I think everyone should know about Galen Myotherapy.

So as and when I can, I love to spread the word. I have written articles for newsletters and blogs and run workshops a few times a year. I also use social media to share a bit about what I do and the impact it can have.

Based in: Egham, Surrey
Areas Covered: London and Surrey
Telephone: 07941 427 336
Email: lucy@caninetherapy.co.uk
Website: www.pawsitivemyotherapy.co.uk
Facebook: @pawsitivemyotherapy





Moray, Scotland
Carley Why

I live in Moray with my husband, two little girls and two black Labradors – all of who keep my busy in their own ways. Dogs have always played an important part in my life, and I love all dogs of all shapes and sizes! I am passionate about my work and enthusiastic about helping dogs live their best life possible through Galen Myotherapy.

I have a Level 3 Diploma in Galen Myotherapy, I am registered with Galen, and I have a Canine First Aid Certificate. I am fully insured, and will only accept cases with veterinary consent. My qualifications and experience means I can offer the best level of care for your dog in the comfort of your own home.

Wilf was my first ‘baby’, before any human ones came along. When he was diagnosed with bilateral Elbow Dysplasia, underwent surgery for it, and then developed secondary Osteoarthritis, I had to do something. I wanted to be able to help Wilf live a more pain free life and give him back some of the spark he had when he was younger. From this, I became enthusiastic about helping other dogs that were suffering from chronic muscular pain as a direct result of the common conditions that we see in a dog’s life.

After researching accredited courses, I decided that the Galen Canine Myotherapy diploma was the right course for me for a number of reasons. First and foremost because of its 1st Guiding Principle: Choice-led Treatment. This means that all treatment is choice-led by the dog.

Since commencing regular treatments, Wilf has gone from a lame, stiff and grumpy old man to a happy, cuddly young man that plays with his toys again and enjoys playing chase or tug of war with his pup sister Peanut. Wilf also attends regular hydrotherapy sessions at Highland Hydrotherapy in Elgin. Hydrotherapy and massage work well together to form a multimodal approach to his care. Peanut also receives regular myotherapy treatments to help keep her young developing bones, muscles and joints in tip top condition.

Based in:Moray, Scotland
Areas Covered: Moray and surrounding
Telephone: 07866 432 072
Email: carley@moraycaninemassage.co.uk
Website: www.moraycaninemassage.co.uk

Horley, Surrey
Monika Papp

I am Monika Papp and I treat dogs as a Galen Canine Myotherapist in the Horley area. I have always loved dogs from an early age. Growing up I was surrounded by several dogs usually adopted from unwanted litters. My favourite book was Man meets Dog from Konrad Lorenz which can be the reason why I love Japanese breeds like akitas. During the years being a university student I did charity work in shelters.

Even though dogs have always had a special place in my heart and in my life it took me a long time to find the perfect way to work with them as well. I worked a couple of years as a teacher and then I started working in ophthalmic services. I knew all along that something was missing. Fortunately I came across Galen Canine Myotherapy, went for one of their workshops and immediately after I enrolled to study on the Galen diploma course to become a practitioner. It is a great way to help these wonderful creatures to live their life to the fullest and the best quality possible.

Based in: Horley, Surrey
Areas Covered: Horley and 25 mile surrounding areas
Telephone: 07856 222 276
Email: monika@pawzandrelax.co.uk
Website: www.pawzandrelax.co.uk





I looked at so many courses that are available, but I'm so glad that I decided to study with you. The difference for me was the way you give dogs choice, and I couldn't imagine working any other way. Since graduating I've been able to support my dogs, and the support you gave me in marketing have allowed me to build a client base in my local town and beyond.

I couldn't imagine not being part of Galen Therapy Centre now, thank you SO much!