This is a guest post by Elizabeth Clegg of Dogma Dog Massage on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Most people seek out physical therapy treatments for their dogs when they are injured or in pain. Fewer people recognise the value of massage in maintaining and improving quality of life for healthy dogs, in particular canine athletes. The canine athlete may compete in a variety of activities including obedience, agility, racing, dancing, endurance runs and many other sports. Each activity requires different types of performance and puts pressure on a dog’s body in particular ways. A Canine Myofunctional Therapy (CMT) treatment is tailored to an individual dog’s temperament, body type, health history, performance and lifestyle needs.