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Sacha Packer

With a background in conformation, agility, obedience &  nose works, The Balanced Canine brings a special set of skills and understanding to the table for clients who need a practitioner who not only understands their sport but their goals and how to get there.

Sacha Packer is an ex-pat Kiwi who started her journey in developing The Balanced Canine when her heart dog, a beautiful 13-year-old Black Great Dane named Leila developed a degenerative spinal condition that no one was able to help.

Beginning with studies in Acupuncture then onto Myofunctional Therapy and then onto Body Adjustments, The Balanced Canine was born - a multi-modality residential clinic that has a range of tools up its sleeve.

Today, The Balanced Canine offers a range of services to help dogs become "Balanced" in a holistic sense, and working with a range of industry professionals, they have a good network of professionals they can refer to when a dog presents conditions outside of their scope of skills.


Many of our clients are show dogs, agility dogs & flyball dogs.

Nutritional consults are suited to apparently healthy dogs, dogs with medical conditions will be referred to a Vet Nutritionist.

Services of the Balanced Canine include:

  • Body alignment

  • Laser - Class 3B

  • Thermal heat therapy

  • Manual Therapies

  • Rockbades, Rock Pods & Rocktape modalities

  • Canine Fitness 

  • Canine Nutrition

  • Introduction to drag work

  • Introduction to biking training i.e. endurance trial

  • Hydrotherapy - Underwater treadmill

What we are not:

  • Chiropractor

  • Vet

  • Physiotherapist

  • Osteopath

Sacha Packer is qualified, accredited & insured, and partakes in continual education to ensure she is improving her skills as new information and techniques become available.

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  • Berkley Insurance Australia
    Expires: June 2024

Continued Education

Education never ends!!! We are currently studying:

  • Nutrition Case Management (The University of Tennessee )


Qualifications & Education

  • Canine Myofunctional Therapy (National College of Traditional Medicine)

  • Canine Hydrotherapy (Canine Health & Wellbeing Academy)

  • Animal Neuro-myofunctional Release Therapy (A.Animals)

  • Emmetts Therapy (Canine) - Certs 1-4

  • Canine & Equine Kinesiology Taping (A.Animals + Rocktape)

  • Instrument Assisted Neuro Sensory Modulation (Rock Tape)

  • Canine Fitness (Companion Animal Sciences Institute)

  • K9Fit Core Instructor (K9Fit)

  • Canine Nutrition (Companion Animal Sciences Institute)

  • Animal Nutrition (Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation)

  • Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist (Dogs Naturally)

  • Advanced Nutrition (Advanced Pet Nutritional Advisor) (Waltham)


Accreditations & Memberships

  • Australian Canine Rehabilitation Association (ACRA) - Professional

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