Canine  Rehabilitation for injuries, arthritis and much more…

At-home therapy sessions. We come to you!

We are certified dog massage and rehabilitation therapists who help improve your dog’s mobility and quality of life

We specialised in canine myotherapy, physical rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise therapy.

With 10+ years of experience 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 help improve your dog’s mobility, manage joint conditions and support your dog in their recovery after an injury or surgery. We offer at-home treatments so your dog can stay in the comfort of their own home. We come to you!

Why choose us

We come to you

At-home therapy sessions

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 love what we do

Dogs are our absolute passion

How we can help

We are committed to the health of your dog. Whether your dog has a muscle or joint issue, requires post-surgery rehabilitation, or you are after preventative and/or relaxation treatments, we are here for you and your dog. Dog massage, myotherapy and rehabilitation will give your pooch a new lease on life. 

Musculoskeletal Issues and Conditions

Whether your dog experiences pain due to muscle tightness or an injury, joint conditions such as arthritis, hip or 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 will lose muscle mass and change their gait pattern. We work in conjunction with your vet to rebuild strength, release tension, and improve mobility and proprioception after a cruciate ligament surgery, a hip replacement or a limb amputation.

Injury Prevention and Relaxation

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 and relaxation treatments is something every dog parent should consider for their furry family member.

Dog Massage, Myotherapy and Rehabilitation 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 dog massage
  • rehabilitative strengthening exercises (incl. home exercise program)
  • post-surgery rehabilitation
  • myofascial pain release
  • proprioceptive exercises (body awareness)
  • exercise therapy
  • trigger point therapy
  • active and passive range of motion exercises
  • stretching
  • 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 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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10+ years experience

over 500 clients

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4000+ treatments

80+ 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 Physical Therapist, 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 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 

 

Sandra is certified in myotherapy for dogs (CMT), and remedial massage and acupressure for humans. She has a particular interest in physical rehabilitation for dogs and has completed several continuing professional development courses in canine rehabilitation. She is the founder and owner of Paws4Paws and a very proud mum of a Shepherd x Staffy. Sandra is also the former President of the Small Animal and Equine Naturopathic Association (SAENA) from 2020-2022 and works one day a week as a vet nurse in a vet clinic. She currently undergoes further training as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) at the University of Tennessee (USA). 

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.