Canine Myofunctional Therapy
Discover the benefits of Canine Myofunctional Therapy
Therapeutic canine massage is used to help treat musculoskeletal problems and specific health issues like strains, sprains, spasms, muscle tightness, relief pain and aid rehabilitation as well as for general wellbeing, performance, flexibility and relaxation.
As a qualified Canine Myofunctional Therapist in Sydney, Pet Nurture can deliver the appropriate care for your animal companion. We start with a phone consultation to assess if the therapy is suitable, before preparing a treatment plan. Where approvals or recommendations are required, we can work in consultation with your vet.
Following treatment, you will receive home therapy advice on exercise, environmental or lifestyle changes, ongoing care and follow-up support. You will always feel nurtured throughout your time with us.
Canine Myofunctional Therapy (CMT)
CMT is a holistic therapeutic treatment that integrates specialised remedial massage of soft tissues and stretching techniques. It encourages proper muscle function and aids restricted joint movement. Pet Nurture offers qualified therapy in the comfort and privacy of your home. It can be used on its own or as a complement to western veterinary medicine.
Therapeutic massage may help in a wide range of areas:
- Restoration of function to muscles and connective tissue
- Rejuvenation of circulation, lymphatic systems and flow of blood/oxygen
- Assistance of joint movement and musculoskeletal problems
- Relaxation of the nervous system and anxiety symptoms
- Reduction of muscle pain, tension and fatigue
- Loosening of muscle spasms and adhesions
- Increased nutrient supply and intake
- Removal of waste around the joints and toxins in the blood
- Improved behavior and attitude
- Assistance in injury prevention and rehabilitation
Canine Myofunctional Therapy has also been used to treat working assistance dogs, guide dogs, geriatric dogs and canines suffering from problems such as arthritis, luxating patella, hip dysplasia, ruptured anterior or cranial cruciate ligament and post-surgery rehabilitation.
We are not veterinarians and do not diagnose any conditions, perform surgery or prescribe medications, we can assess the muscles as part of being a Canine Myofunctional Therapist. Muscle therapy is not a replacement for proper veterinary care and any injury or disease must be medically diagnosed and treated by a veterinarian.