IFSS European Dryland Championships 2016 - 17th to 20th November 2016. Kings Forest, Thetford, Norfolk.
A whole weekend of performing pre-event warm ups and post-race cool downs on some of these fabulous canine athletes with the brilliant Galen Myotherapy team.
Still buzzing from this totally amazing and hugely inspiring experience!
Warming up a dog prior to activity can enhance their performance, help to reduce injury and improve recovery. A warm-up before an event such as this; focussing on injury prevention increases a number of physiological and metabolic rates which translate into an increase in the dog’s overall performance, and a performance less prone to injury. Muscles that are warm are more capable of extending further without damage and can better absorb the concussive forces generated under exertion.
A cool down after competition or an event encourages the dog’s blood to cleanse its muscles of the toxins and metabolic wastes generated from exertion and keeps the muscles supple; preventing stiffening and the onset of delayed muscle soreness.
Huge thank you to everyone involved; those that organised both the event and the therapists, those that supported and took part, and most of all, those teams who were so interested and receptive to what we do.
More information on the benefits of warm-ups and cool-downs for working or sporting dogs can be found here on the website and more photographs of this fantastic event can be found