This is a one day workshop that will give Veterinary Nurses an introduction into Myotherapy and basic tools they can use in practice. You can claim seven hours Continuing Professional Develeopment for attending this workshop. Click here to understand more about Galen Myotherapy.
Delegates will consider:
- Myotherapy as an assessment tool
- Discuss movement through pictures and videos
- Study various photographic and video footage to understand how injury/repetitive stress and compensation can affect the dogs ongoing mobility
- How environmental stresses can affect the dog
- Look at visual and hands-on indications of Muscle dysfunction
- Identify some superficial ‘bony’ landmarks
- Identify some main muscular groups
- Learn three techniques that can be used in practice
- How these techniques can be adapted to be used effectively in practice
- How psychological stress affects the dog and how Myotherapy can help-
- Perform ‘passive movement’ to enhance joint health and range of movement
- Discussion of how pre-habilitation can be used effectively in practice*.
- Discussion of case histories
*Pre-habilitation in Myotherapy terms is improving a dog’s functional capacity i.e. balance, loading and weight bearing before an anticipated orthopaedic procedure/surgery.
At the end of the session the attendees will have learned three techniques and have five methods of assessing a dog that could benefit from Myotherapy.