Sally suffers from chronic pain herself and found CAM on facebook after her dog Merlin was diagnosed with arthritis and has found it a great help, especially as she had previously had a sad experience with an arthritic dog.
It is a guideline for clinicians, nurses, animal physical therapists and non-clinical staff aimed at ensuring that owners understand their dog’s condition, the progression of the disease, it’s life-long nature and all the treatment options available to them. The aim is to influence effective communication with and compliance from the owner thus leading to improved lives for the dogs and their owners.
Since 2011 Veerle has been running a referral service in the Bath and Bristol area offering integrated veterinary care including hydrotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, therapeutic exercise, nutrition and herbal medicine. Her aim is to work with the referring vet to maximise the well being of the animal at all stages of its life. Hydrotherapy and more specifically, swimming, are often recommended by vets to help dogs who are recovering from an injury or have an orthopaedic condition, affecting their muscular strength and overall gait.
Galen Myotherapy – what is it and what makes it different?
Galen Myotherapy uses appropriate, effective and targeted specialised massage techniques and exercise management to manage the chronic muscular pain and inflammation. There are six main reasons Galen myotherapy is different from other treatments.
This is when a benefit from a treatment is seen that is not due to the treatment itself, but instead is due to the expectations of the person receiving it. This is the reason why drug trials include a group of people taking placebo, so that the placebo effect can be accounted for.