- Galen Therapy Centre and Galen Natural progression talk at Crufts in the KCAI career zone at Crufts on Thursday 7th March - Exercising Puppies- Julia Robertson and Elisabeth Pope
Friday 8th March: Veteran Dogs – How Therapies can help – Julia Robertson
Sunday 10th March: The Common Stress Points of a Working Dog – Julia Robertson
- DVD tongue to tail nominate for prize in the US
We celebrate our 10th year of working to ‘Improve the Quality of Life for all Dogs’ through successful practice and training.
- We were invited to speak at the Kennel Club sports seminar in November
- We have gained BVNA accrediation for our courses – Diploma in Myotherapy, Canine Exercise Physiology and CPD for Veterinary Nurses.
- We went to Ypres again this year to support the dogs of war, taking three wreaths and placing them at the Menin Gate. This is the beginning of our new charity – watch for more details.
- We have established our first Veterinary Surgery associate. Arun Veterinary Practice and Galen are now business associates as Arun now have a Galen Myotherapist (Kiera Ives VN) conducting Myotherapy alongside Veterinary practice. More details will follow shortly.
- We are running an important scientific study this year – more news in the autumn.
- Natalie Ansell joins the team as office manage she is going to be very much part of taking all our plans forward into the future!
- Exhibited at Crufts dfs for the first time
- GNP’s DVD released ‘Tongue to Tail, The Integrated Movement of the Dog’
- Julia and Liz’s book ‘The Gentle and Natural Approach to Puppy Exercise’ published and released August.
- Gained approved learning supplier through the Professional and Career Development Loans government organisation
- Launched C.A.A.M. (The Accredited Association of Accredited Myotherapists) and held the inaugural AGM.
- The Complete Dog Massage Manual’ published and released in August 2010. (links to news item)
- Julia began writing a regular monthly feature for Dog World
- Commissioned to write Exercising your Puppy, a Gentle and Natural Approach with Liz Pope – through Hubble and Hattie.
- Filmed July the slow-mo filming for the DVD ‘Tongue to Tail – The Integrated Movement of the Dog’.
- Launched Galen Natural Progression accredited course for GNP Canine Exercise Physiologists
- Three registered Galen Myotherapists wrote and launched the new workshop ‘Massage and the Arthritic dog’.
- Our first Veterinary Surgeon Dr Birgit Ahlemeyer studied with us and become a Registered Practitioner.
- Accredited the course ‘Introduction to Canine Anatomy and Physiology’.
Completed the book ‘Canine Massage and Physical Therapy’ with Andy Mead BVet Med MRCVS.
- Approached by Hubble and Hattie (Veloce Publishing) to write The Complete Dog Massage Manual’.
- First AGM for Galen Myotherapists
Launched another unique Galen course ‘Introduction to Canine Anatomy and Physiology’. A course intended for those who either wanted a standalone course or who did not have the necessary qualifications and/or knowledge criteria to enrol on the Galen Diploma course.
- Began the Galen Myotherapy team. Galen Myotherapist is a protected title that only members of Galen and therefore members of CAAM can use.
- Established Galen Natural Progression with Liz Pope.
- Approached by Hamlyn book publishers to write a chapter in Pamper you Pooch by Sarah Whitehead. ISBN 9978 0 600 61558.
- The Validation panel meeting was held in March 2006 and we received final membership to the OCN (Open College Network) in April 2006
- First Galen graduates completed the course in 2006.
- Together with Andy Mead BVet Med MRCVS wrote a Basic First Aid Course for dogs and also this received accreditation status. This is a unique course as it is primarily run by a Andy, a partner within Arun Veterinary Group. It is an extremely popular course and is in fact gaining in popularity due to its unique quality of being tutored by a Vet.
- Started writing the book ‘Canine Massage and Physical Therapy’ with Andy Mead BVet Med MRCVS, commissioned by Mansons.
- Ran courses with the Animal Care College in Ascot, for students with no or little background in Anatomy and Physiology the ‘Introduction to Canine and Feline Anatomy’ (Animal Care College course) and The Theory to Canine Massage (a Galen course)
- Began working towards our own accreditation with the Open College Network (now known as Laser Training Awards) to develop the Diploma course
- Wrote and produced and published the then unique DVD ‘Improve your Dog’s health through Canine Massage’. To this day, still extremely popular and selling well – especially when linked with the Complete Massage Manual.
Started to attend Agility shows where Galen started to introduce the idea of ‘warming up’ and ‘warming down’ dogs, this was a concept that was not thought about or integrated in any way into competition or training. Hence the idea of the DVD was conceived.
Introduced two workshops ‘Introduction to Canine Massage’ and ‘Pre and Post Event Massage’. Both these workshops have been continuing to run successfully from then until the present day, however, always being updated. Both these courses were the first of their type and have been subsequently copied by many people and organisations.
Established. Julia Robertson started trading as Galen Therapy Centre, treating dogs on Veterinary consent. It was so new within the canine world that no one had heard of anything like it!