Kurs i praktisk og teoretisk treningsfysiologi for hund.

Et 4 dagers praktisk og teoretisk kurs hvor du lærer hvordan du gjenkjenner og hjelper halthet og kroniske smerteproblemer hos hunder.

Vil du vite om en hund du trener eller behandler har smerter eller ubehag? Visste du at smerte kan vises gjennom forskjellige og ofte diffuse atferder, og kan ofte bli misforstått med at hunden er vanskelig og ulydig?

Dette kurset vil hjelpe deg å gjenkjenne problemer som hunden kan ha, og du kan hjelpe eierne med å gi de noen grunnleggende og effektive massasjeteknikker og naturlige øvelser for den individuelle hunden.

Kursholder Julia Robertson holder kurs og seminarer over hele verden. Dette kurset holdes nå i USA, Spania, Belgia, Taiwan og i Norge 15. - 18. november 2018.


Gå ikke glipp av dette unike kurset som tilbys for første gang i Norge
15. - 18. november 2018

Mer informasjon om kurset følger nedenfor. Kurset er på engelsk og kursinnholdet er kopiert direkte fra Galen Therapy Centre for å få den mest presise kursbeskrivelsen.

Kurset går over 4 hele dager og holdes i Innlandet Hundesenters lokaler i Tomtveien 12, 2015 Leirsund på Skedsmo i Akershus
og holdes i samarbeid med 
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Hva lærer du?

Learn to recognize:

  • Behaviour of a dog in chronic pain
  • Unhealthy and painful muscles
  • Abnormal and painful movement

Basic Science:

  • Skeletal & Muscle Anatomy
  • Principles of exercise physiology
  • Principles of movement

Things you can teach you clients:

  • Massage techniques for their own dogs
  • How to exercise correctly and safely
  • Importance of muscle stability and core strength
  • How to keep their canine athlete healthy

This course DOES NOT provide the skills to be a Canine Massage Therapist


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Pris og påmelding

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1000,- kr depositum ved påmelding (blir trukket fra når faktura sendes ut 6 uker før kursstart).

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NOK 3995,-

6 observatørplasser UTEN HUND!

500,- depositum ved påmelding (blir trukket fra når faktura sendes ut 6 uker før kursstart).

Delbetaling ikke mulig.


Hvem passer kurset for?

  • Hundetrenere/instruktører
  • Atferdskonsulenter for hund
  • Handlers
  • Veterinærer
  • Hundepassere
  • Hundefrisører
  • Oppdrettere
  • Alle som har stor interesse for hund

Hva gjør Galen Therapy Centre og hvem er Julia Robertson?

Myotherapy is derived from the prefix ‘myo’, meaning ‘relating to muscles’ .  Therapy, as a direct therapy for muscles, meaning hands-on and also exercise management.

Galen Myotherapy is a unique and highly specialised manual and exercise management therapy in dogs.  It uses appropriate, effective and targeted massage techniques and exercise to  manage chronic muscular pain, reduce inflammation and to maximise muscle function.  As written about in the ‘World Small Veterinary Association – Journal of Small Animal Practice. Vol 55 , June 2014.’ 

Galen Myotherapy is an authentic approach, using unique knowledge that has been developed by Galen’s founder Julia Robertson through her treatment of over 8,000 dogs since 2002.  She was one of the first, if not the first known dedicated canine practitioners of this type in the UK. 

Julia brought Canine Myotherapy to the UK.  She is the expert within this modality and has treated over 8,000 dogs, developing the therapy from this extensive authentic experience.

She is an awarding winning therapist, a published author of three books and 2 x DVD’s and a sought after International Speaker.  (India, Taiwan, Australia, USA. Many countries in Europe, Scandinavia, Czech Republic).  Due to travel in 2018 to China, Mexico, Southern Ireland and Poland.

Julia works with other canine luminaries, one of which is Turid Rugaas, whose learning and subsequent teaching has changed our understanding of canine language and signals.

Julia established Galen Therapy Centre in 2002 and gained the full external accreditation on the Galen Myotherapy Diploma in 2006.


Course details

  • A fundamental understanding of how the dog moves
  • An understanding of where the main skeletal structures and muscles are situated.
  • Begin to understand the difference between:
    • How a dog looks and feels with healthy functional muscles
    • How a dog looks and feels with unhealthy, dysfunctional muscles.
  • The knowledge of how to apply some appropriate massage techniques, for application on their own dogs and/or to impart to the clients they are training, for the clients to use on their own dogs. (This course will not give the student the skills to be a canine massage therapist.)
  • A basic understanding of exercise physiology
  • The knowledge to offer some safe and natural exercises for the dogs do at home to enhance their mobility, flexibility and general health.


ANATOMY (classroom practical and theory)

Introduction to muscular dysfunction:

  • Discuss how and why muscles are damaged
  • Discuss muscle inhibition
  • Discuss types of exercise and how they can cause repetitive strains

Understanding the dog’s superficial ‘map’:

  • Superficial landmarks (both muscular and bony) and their importance
  • Finding these structures on different dogs

The essentials of hands-on therapy:

  • Learn two techniques of hands-on therapy for use on your dog
  • How do they influence the body
  • Contraindications to their use
  • How they can be used to identify muscular issues
  • How to demonstrate successfully to clients so that they can use on their own dogs

Discussing functional and dysfunctional movement:

  • The main components of good movement
  • Recognising good movement
  • Starting to recognise bad movement
  • Identifying areas of tension in dogs visually
  • Identifying areas of tension through non-manipulative hands-on techniques

Introduction to Exercise Physiology:

  • How can exercises help to ease muscle dysfunction
  • How if exercises are used correctly they can improve muscle function
  • The difference between static and kinetic exercise
  • The use of static and kinetic exercise to aid mobility
  • The use of static and kinetic exercise to aid balance and flexibility
  • How different exercise and exercises target different muscles and muscle groups

Pain and behaviour:

Discussing different behavioural patterns and there possible pain significance


  • When exercises are inappropriate
  • When hands-on is inappropriate
  • Conditions to be referred to a therapist
  • Conditions to be referred to a Veterinary Surgeon

Omtaler fra Galen Therapy Center sin nettside

  • “Julia’s class was both informative and fun. If you know nothing about dog anatomy or everything this class will teach you something. As a trainer It puts in perspective how dogs move. Teaching you to look at more than behavior and to really to understand dogs as a whole. It was an intensive course but Julia’s style of teaching breaks it down in way that is easy to understand and I cannot wait until I take her next course!!”

  • “Practical, useful and a necessity. In her education Julia finds a perfect balance between theory and practical exercises. Together with the many photos and film clips you get a very good insight on the different body postures and movements of dogs. It helps you detect possible pain in dogs. A necessity when working with dogs, or owning them.”

  • “As a dog trainer and a behavior consultant we have many tools in our toolbox to use with our clients and their dogs. This, I feel, is one of the most important tools that we can have. We think of everything in terms of behavior, if this does not work we use that and if this does not work we use something else. But, never have we used pain or we have used it when it has just been very, very obvious. Now, I look at so many different areas on a dog and after taking this course, currently have a case with two dogs who both are exhibiting not only behavior problems but pain problems. I would have never looked at before I took this course with Julia. I think taking this course has put the biggest tool in my toolbox and I am so thankful to have taken this course. I have learned so much and it is helping me to teach my clients about how important it is that your dog walks instead of trots and about building proper muscles for the dog. It is one of the most valuable courses I have taken in my quest to learn more and more about dogs and behavior. Thank you, Julia, I look forward to learning much more from you.”

  • “I want to thank Julia Robertson from Galen Therapy Centre for helping me look at dogs in a whole new way. This was the most informative hands on seminar I have attended in a long time. I have worked with dogs my whole life; 20 years as a veterinary technician/hospital manager and 10 years as a pet motel owner. At the pet motel, we provide boarding, grooming, training and serve as a foster facility for rescues. I also compete with my dogs and work with many sport dog handlers at a national level. As such, I thought I knew it all. But, what I learned at this seminar will forever alter how I prepare dogs to compete, help rescue dogs relax, decompress and start to trust again and how I will help my clients bond with and enjoy their dogs. What I learned at this seminar will impact every dog I touch and every client I meet. If you are a trainer or compete with a dog, this seminar is for you. If you want the most out of your show or sport dogs, this seminar is for you. If you do rescue work and really want to help the dogs become whole again, this seminar is for you.”