Making a difference in your dog’s quality of life!

We tailor our therapy sessions to your dog’s immediate and long-term needs

Covid-19 Update

We are open and allowed to treat your dog if your dog suffers from a chronic condition or requires post-surgery rehabilitation. We require your vet to issue an exemption letter stating that our service is essential to your dog’s pain management and recovery. 

Please contact us to discuss further if you have any questions.

Are you looking for a Canine Physical Therapist who can improve your dog’s quality of life?

With 7+ years of experience in canine myotherapy, massage and rehabilitation, Paws4Paws has helped countless dogs live healthier and happier lives through our one-on-one sessions with clients across Melbourne!

Don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can tailor a plan specifically catered to your dog’s needs. We ensure your dog stays well balanced physically and emotionally.

We help your dog with their pain, mobility, strength and recovery in the comfort of your and your dog’s home.

Why choose us

We love what we do

Dogs are our absolute passion

Integrity

We honour our word

Collaboration

We work with your vet

Education

We value lifelong learning

Relationship

We connect with you and your dog

We care

We care for your dog

How we can help

We are committed to the health of all dogs. Whether your dog has a muscle or joint issue, requires post-surgery rehabilitation, or you are after preventative treatment and improved performance, we are here for you and your dog.

Musculoskeletal Issues and Conditions

Whether your dog experiences pain due to muscle tightness or an injury, joint conditions such as arthritis or hip/elbow dysplasia, or simply feels the aches and pain of old age, Paws4Paws can help your dog improve mobility and strength, and decrease pain.

Post-Surgery Rehabilitation

After surgery, your dog is often immobilised for days or even weeks leading to muscle wastage and abnormal gait patterns. At Paws4Paws we work in conjunction with your vet to rebuild strength, improve mobility and increase balance and body awareness. 

Injury Prevention and Improved Performance

Preventative treatment is a great way to maintain performance levels high and the risk of injury low. Suitable for athletes all the way through to couch potatoes, preventative treatment is something every dog parent should consider for their furry family member.

Treatments for your Dog’s Recovery and Wellbeing

We tailor our therapy sessions to your dog’s immediate and long-term needs. We take into account all different activity levels, ages, conditions, and injuries and adjust our treatment to achieve optimum rehabilitation and well-being.

Treatments may include:

  • remedial massage
  • rehabilitative strengthening exercises
  • proprioceptive exercises (body awareness)
  • myofascial pain release
  • trigger point therapy
  • acupressure

Our therapy sessions include gait, posture and balance assessment, as well as soft tissue analysis, to detect any irregularities that might cause discomfort or indicate an injury or condition. A treatment lasts 50-60 minutes.

We will also provide you with a customised home exercise program tailored to the needs of your dog and discuss potential home environment modifications to decrease your dog’s discomfort, slow down the progression of a degenerative joint disease or help with recovery after surgery. 

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7+ years experience

over 500 clients

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4000+ treatments

30+ top reviews

Multimodal approach to your dog’s Recovery and Wellbeing

At Paws4Paws we take a multimodal approach to ensure your dog receives the best possible care. This means we use various methods, therapies and interventions to address your dog’s condition.

We come to your home

Dogs are most comfortable at home in their familiar environment. As a Canine Myotherapist, the first step is to build a trust relationship with your dog before commencing treatment. Our experience has shown that this is done much easier and quicker in the comfort of your dog’s home.

We work with your Vet

At Paws4Paws we work in conjunction with your vet to achieve the best possible outcome for your dog. Although not mandatory, it would be very helpful if your vet could email the most up-to-date clinical reports about your dog to sandra@paws4paws.com.au.

WHO RUNS THE SHOW

Meet Sandra 

Paws4Paws is Sandra’s dream come true. Sandra is a qualified Canine Myofunctional Therapist with a background in Therapeutic Massage and Shiatsu for humans. Prior to working with dogs, Sandra completed a Phd in Anthropology at Monash University in Melbourne, and held teaching positions at the University of Melbourne and Monash. Today Sandra dedicates her time fully to improving our dogs’ quality of life. She is the founder and owner of Paws4Paws and a very proud mum of a Shepherd x Staffy. Sandra is also the President of the Small Animal and Equine Naturopathic Association (SAENA).