A Career in Dogs and Medicine

September 12th, 2016

Ever dreamed of working in medicine for pets, but the idea of becoming a veterinarian doesn’t sit quite right? Here is an option that might be truer to your style.

Canine myofunctional therapy 

The Canine Myofunctional Therapy Certificate, run by the National College of Traditional Medicine, is its professional dog massage course. This form of therapy has been recommended by veterinarians and animal-care experts across the world as a powerful healing tool in the treatment of many conditions, including the specialised care required of post-operative procedures.

In this course, students learn the application of controlled and deliberate techniques to aid in the relaxation and repair of soft tissue injuries via the circulatory and nervous system responses. Massage prepares the body for pre- and post-athletic activity, reducing muscle fatigue and recovery times, along with biomechanic assessments ensuring optimum musculoskeletal function.

Research confirms the direct and indirect effects of massage to each and every cell within each system of the body and improves overall health, wellbeing and longevity, starting from the puppy stages of growing right through to our esteemed elderly dogs.

There are more courses available at the National College of Traditional Medicine.

To discover further information, visit nctm.com.au.

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