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Canine Myofunctional Therapy (CMT)

Canine Myofunctional Therapy

What does Canine Myofunctional Therapy involve?

Canine Myofunctional Therapy (massage therapy) is a therapeutic treatment that is based on an in-depth understanding of canine musculo-skeletal structure and its role in movement. Servicing the Brisbane area, Full Stride will first perform a soft tissue diagnosis and gait analysis to check for any contraindications or deviations in muscle function. We will treat any abnormalities using gentle, massage and other techniques to restore optimal anatomical function, assist healing and prevent further injury. CMT also stimulates the circulatory system to increase the flow of oxygen, nutrients and hydration to the whole body. At all times, your dog’s comfort will be paramount.

CMT complements traditional veterinarian treatments. Please note that CMT does not diagnose veterinary conditions. Please consult your Veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment of acute injuries.

What dogs benefit from CMT?

Full Stride’s CMT can greatly enhance the health and wellbeing of dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages. It is especially beneficial for:

  • Active dogs: Restores healthy muscles that may be sore or injured from running, twisting or bumping during play
  • Sporting or working dogs: Relieves muscle stress by lengthening and separating the fibres in working and opposing muscles
  • Anxious dogs: Relaxes the nervous system and releases built-up tension that can cause irritation and pain
  • Dogs recovering from injury or an operation: Helps muscles re-learn correct function after a period of inactivity, and also assists healing by increasing blood circulation and eliminating metabolic waste
  • Senior dogs: Keeps muscles strong and supple to address muscle wasting and keep the dog active
What dogs benefit from CMT?