Chiropractic for Dogs and Horses

A lot of our clients ask – What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a highly specific manual diagnostic and therapeutic method that deals with the examination, treatment and prophylaxis of functional limitations of joints of the spine and limbs. In other words…. it helps find out what is wrong with joints, treats them, and helps so that the body functions better when moving.

How does it work?

The chiropractor examines the patient at rest and in motion in order to get a visual assessment of the body movement. Afterwards the chiropractor follows with a thorough examination of the joint mobility (dynamic palpation). Each motion unit (joint area) has its own individual range of motion (ROM). Limitations of this range of motion can have negative effects on the overall movement biomechanics as well as the function of the nerve and organ system. ​The aim of chiropractic treatment is to restore and normalize the individual, specific, physiological joint mobility. It is done by an ​Adjustment ​- a very specific, short lever, high velocity, controlled thrust.

Chiropractic treatment does not…

… exceed the anatomical limits of normal joint mobility – the term ‘straightening’ the spine is misleading and does not constitute the principles of chiropractic treatment.
… include recommendations for medications, performance of surgery, injections, medications or replacement of traditional veterinary care. Animal chiropractic is integrated with concurrent primary veterinary care and can be used in conjunction with acupuncture, shockwave and other treatments.

Our own vet Dr. Kristyna is educated at the IAVC (International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic). Call us for a consultation at the clinic or in your stables.

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