What is Myotherapy and how can it help my dog?

Myotherapy is a specialist clinical form of targeted massage, applied in an appropriate series of techniques to help manage muscular pain and inflammation associated with many common conditions. It can help to manage and support a wide range of canine mobility issues, by identifying and treating muscular injury and associated compensatory issues.

Myotherapy techniques are used alongside individual exercise plans and lifestyle management to support your dog with a complete package of complementary care. We aim to promote enhanced performance, optimise muscle function and promote recovery.

Myotherapy is a complementary muscle therapy specialising in:

  • Promoting muscle and soft tissue health
  • Injuries to muscles following trauma
  • Myofascial release
  • Weight loading and postural issues
  • Lameness
  • Muscular tension and cramp
  • Compensatory issues – as a result of chronic conditions or following trauma
  • Integrated palliative care plan

Myotherapy can also form part of an effective multimodal management programme for supporting many conditions including;

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Compensatory muscular issues
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Cruciate issues – disease or trauma
  • Osteochrondritis Dissecans - OCD
  • Spondylitis

Myotherapy is also suitable as a pre and post event therapy for canine athletes and working dogs - helping to maximise healthy, functional muscle and minimise injury. This can easily be incorporated into their warm up and warm down routines.

"PAWS - Treating mind, body and soul. Encouraging the development of healthy, functional muscles to support joints, enable mobility and promote recovery."