Dog Massage and Rehabilitation for injuries, arthritis and much more…
At-home therapy sessions. We come to you!
We are dog massage and rehabilitation therapists who help improve your dog’s quality of life
With 8+ years of experience in dog massage, myotherapy 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 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!
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Why choose us
We come to you
At-home therapy sessions
We honour our word
We work with your vet
We value lifelong learning
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.
Injury Prevention and Relaxation
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. videos and home exercise program)
- myofascial pain release
- proprioceptive exercises (body awareness)
- exercise therapy
- trigger point therapy
- active and passive range of motion exercises
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.
8+ years experience
over 500 clients
60+ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO RUNS THE SHOW
Sandra is certified in myotherapy for dogs (CMT), and remedial massage and acupressure for humans. 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.