:: MANUAL THERAPY AND EMOTIONAL RESPONSE
Galen Myotherapy is a physical therapy, that can also be classed as a neuroscience , incorporating a specific and unique handling protocol. The handling protocol used is called P.A.C.T. Progressive Affective Cycle of Therapy and it is based on giving the dog choice.
Galen Myotherapy specialises in treating dogs with painful chronic muscular pain; resulting from secondary conditions, (caused through adaptive/compensatory physical, postural change), or an old untreated physical injury. The treatment is specifically known as a hands-on, manual or physical therapy.
The treatment physically manipulates the surrounding tissues, creating a positive bio/neurochemical, physiological change, whereby improving the tissue integrity. However, for the treatment to have a successful transformational change; physical, plus emotional changes to the dog’s perception must occur.
This is supported by Galen’s anecdotal evidence, that has shown the treatments including PACT handling methodology, positively influences the dog’s mood and emotions.
These effects are both:
- Direct - from the hands-on manual application (using the skin as a conduit)
- Reflexive - through the neurological and hormonal effects of the same.
However, these reflexive changes are further evident from how the dog is handled during the whole treatment process . This includes creating a ‘safe environment’ , that will also help to initiate a positive perception for the dog and the relationship between the therapist, dog, owner and the therapy.
The importance of positive emotion in connection with enhanced healing .