Canine Myotherapy

We use Massage & Physio-therapeutic exercise to help dogs with arthritis, pain, stiff joints and more.

Improving Canine Health & Happiness.
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We help with…

Post-Operative Care & Injury Rehabilitation
Arthritis & Pain Management
General Wellbeing & Maintenance
Puppy Growth & Development
Working & Sporting Dog Support
Healthy Weight Management
and more…

Why Myotherapy?

I have had many roles within the animal industry, and over the years I have watched many dogs struggle with their mobility. Things like struggling to lift one leg, walking up a ramp or jumping onto surfaces, odd joint deviations during movement, difficulty turning in a circle, etc. 

Mobility issues like these used to be primarily present in elderly dogs, but I had started to see them in young puppies, adult dogs and small-breed and large-breed dogs. It concerned and saddened me that it had become so common.

As a qualified Canine Myofunctional Therapist, I help dogs with a range of conditions, including Arthritis or DJD, CCL/ACL Injuries, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Luxating Patella, Muscle Atrophy or Wastage and Lameness, often working alongside veterinarians where needed.

You may also like to seek out a Myotherapist if your dog exhibits joint or muscle stiffness, reduced Range Of Motion (ROM), poor competitive performance, unwillingness to participate in once-loved activities (fetch, tug etc.), reluctance to jump or step over objects or use stairs, poor skeletal conformation and pain.

Depending on the severity of the injury or muscle dysfunction, rest alone is not always enough.

Often, our dogs appear to feel better after rest; however, the natural response to reduce pain is for the muscles to shorten, thereby restricting your dog’s movement. This can be difficult to pick up on as the changes in movement could be subtle.

Muscles can become injured in several ways: overuse/fatigue, poor conformation, trauma, overstretching leading to a tear, improper warm-up or cool-down during exercise, poor muscle development, pulling on a leash, excessive jumping, using the wrong training tools, etc. 

These small injuries may begin with a slight restriction in movement, but they should not be ignored as they can lead to more severe dysfunction without the proper attention.

For the longevity of your dog, it is best to have these injuries treated. I pride myself on being able to offer preventative suggestions based on your individual circumstances, which can prolong your dog’s mobility whether or not there is an injury present.

If you’re looking for rehabilitation of an injury or to maintain your dog’s physical health, reach out via the button below. I’d love to work with you and your dog to support their health and happiness.

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Reviews

Lydia was very professional and confident in her treatment of Jaz. She conducted and

provided an assessment of Jaz, showing me illustrations of the muscle groups involved.

She clearly explained and demonstrated homework, following up each session. Lydia

reassured and praised Jaz during treatments, the meditative music was so relaxing.

I learnt so much through these sessions with Lydia too, in relation to Jazi's walking habits

on lead/harness and how the pulling impacts on her muscles and body movement. We are

using a slip lead now. Thank you Lydia for your guidance, advice and for treating Jaz.

Jaz the Spoodle

Rocky’s myotherapy sessions with Lydia have been fantastic. She has extensive knowledge and has provided great explanations regarding Rocky’s sessions. Rocky is always super happy to visit Lydia.

Rocky the German Shepherd

In addition to the holistic knowledge you bring to all your interactions regarding Nala, I truly

appreciate your dedication and passion in achieving the best outcomes for Nala’s overall well-being.

Specific to Nala’s messages, your explanation of what you’re doing and why you’re doing it in a

language that I understand has been very insightful and very much appreciated.

Nala the Labrador

How it works

While each appointment is customised to the individual dog, this is what your typical appointment looks like.
1.
Go over the day-to-day activities & medical history of your dog.
2.
Perform a gait-analysis & 30 Minute Remedial massage.
3.
We provide you feedback and a treatment plan.

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How Many People?

Maximum capacity is 1
2 Hour Initial Consultation For new/first time clients to go over your dog’s medical history and gather data for their future treatments. $150
Post-Operative Care & Injury Rehabilitation
Free 20 Min Phone Consultation A quick call to discuss you and your dog’s goals and expectations, and to see if OCWC is a good fit for you.
Arthritis & Pain Management
General Wellbeing & Maintenance
Puppy Growth & Development
Working & Sporting Dog Support
Healthy Weight Management
Summary
Agent
Lydia Scarpari
Location
Organic Canine Wellness Centre
1223 Ison Road, Manor Lakes, VIC 3024

FAQs

Myotherapy is a great modality for maintaining and preserving muscle function. Even if your dog is not injured, Myotherapy can be used as a maintenance treatment for pro-active dog owners. 

If your dog has any medical conditions, takes any medications or has a pre-existing injury, you will need to get written approval from your vet.

Don’t fret though, you can still book in an initial consultation (with a muscle assessment in place of the remedial massage) to get the ball rolling.

Initial Consultation

2 Hour Session
$150

  • Gait Analysis w/ Video Footage
  • Remedial Massage
  • Physio-Therapeutic Exercise
  • Homework Plan
  • Treatment Plan
  • Ongoing Support

Follow-up Session

30 Min – 1 Hour Session
$65 – 120

  • Gait Analysis
  • Physio-Therapeutic Exercise
  • Remedial Massage
  • Updated Homework Plan
  • Ongoing Support

Maintenance
Session

30 Min – 1 Hour Session
$65-120

  • Gait Analysis
  • Physio-Therapeutic Exercise
  • Remedial Massage
  • Homework Plan

Therapeutic Exercise

15 – 30 Min Session
$40

  • Warm-up Massage
  • Physio-Therapeutic Exercise
  • Cool-down Massage
  • Updated Homework Plan
All sessions are tailored to your individual dog’s needs.