Hi, I'm Michelle
Its my mission to ensure as many dogs as possible live the
longest, happiest, healthiest life possible
Are you doing all you can to ensure your dog lives the longest, happiest, and healthiest life possible?
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Would you like to be a Canine Therapist?
I can help you have the career of your dreams, spending all day helping dogs move and feel better.
Hey fellow dog lover!
The fact you’ve landed here on my site already tells me that we share a common love of canines and that you ‘get it’ when I talk about the heartache of them leaving too soon.
Like you, I would do anything to be able to spend more time together with my beloved fur babies and they are an integral part of our family life.
This is what drives me on a daily basis.
Starting my career as a human Physiotherapist opened my eyes to what was possible with physiotherapy in extending the lives of humans and I was devastated to discover this level of health care wasn't available for canines.
I decided to change that and have dedicated the last fifteen years of my life to this cause.
With my Canine Rehabilitation Clinic I've had the benefit of treating thousands of dogs using physiotherapy, canine hydrotherapy, remedial massage, laser treatment, acupuncture and many other modalities.
What I’ve discovered, is the majority of things most pet owners think they are doing right for their dogs are actually having the opposite effect.
I’m now on a mission to provide both pet owners and canine therapists with the right knowledge, training, and support to extend the lives of as many canines as possible.
It is my hope that you will join me on this journey. We both know the rewards and unconditional love and appreciation from our canines is the best reason we could ever have.
How you can make a difference
I know you care about the health and happiness of dogs or you wouldn't be on this page
Here are three ways you can continue to improve the lives of our beloved canines
Michelle Monk's Canine Health ExTEND™ Methodology
Michelle Monk has been one of Australia's leading Canine Physiotherapists treating patients for over eighten years in her clinic in Melbourne. In both 2010 and 2015 she was voted the Best Canine Specialist Provider of the year by Master Dog Breeders Association (MDBA).
Through the treatment of thousands of canine patients Michelle has created her signature treatment framework K9 ExTEND™ which is designed to extend the quality and length of a dog's life so that each dogs owner can spend as much time together with their best friend as possible.
This K9 ExTEND™ framework forms the basis of all of Michelle's teachings, writing and treatments and is the reason for her award-winning success as a canine physiotherapist.
Exercise is an integral part of every being having a healthy body. We were all born to move, especially canines. The way dogs need to move, the intensity, the length and type of exercise requirements change as your dog progresses through life.
Just as we are what we eat, so are our dogs. What they consume, where its farmed, how its manufactured and processed all have a major impact on their health and longevity. Their nutrition and supplements they consume are a vital part of their health.
Science now proves that our dog's health is directly related to the stressors in the environment they live in. Keeping their mind active and stimulated, and keeping our stress at a minimum can have a positive effect on our dog's quality and length of life.
There are so many forms of therapy available to our pets. An integrative team approach to canine healthcare is paramount. Knowing when and what therapy is best for your dog is at different stages of their lives and during times of ill-health is vital.
Environmental factors most people aren't aware of can have a positive or negative impact on your canine best friend. Becoming aware of these factors and changing your dog's environment can extend the quality and longevity of their life with you.
Where Michelle Spends Her Time...
Michelle's commitment to canine health, happiness and longevity is evident
Dogs in Motion Canine Rehabilitation Clinic
Michelle Monk started the first Canine Rehabilitation & Hydrotherapy Clinic in Australia 2002 and has treated many thousands of dogs since improving their mobility, health and saving their lives
Australian Canine Rehab Association
Michelle is a current board member of ACRA. The Australian Canine Rehab Association contributes to the standardisation of the quality of canine rehabilitation education and treatment practices within Australia.
Canine Health and Wellbeing Academy
Michelle founded the Canine Health and Wellbeing Academy in 2017 to create a quality education platform, a community of therapists, and a solution for the lack of quality education in the growing canine therapy industry