Chiropractic For Horses

Chiropractic care can help a variety of problems including decreased performance, gait issues, arthritic conditions, loss of range of motion, injuries and even behavioural issues.

Initial assessments involve gait analysis, usually while lunging or riding the horse. Range of motion, muscle tone/condition, stance, and conformation, are also evaluated. Palpation of the horses muscles and joints is conducted to identify problem areas.

Chiropractic adjustments and myofascial work are then carried out to improve joint mobility, decrease muscle tension, reduce pain and improve the overall condition of the animal. Chiropractic treatments include spine adjustments, extremity stretching and adjustments, myofascial release and rehabilitation advice.

Chiropractic treatments can take anywhere from 40 minutes to 1 hour depending on the condition of the horse. Treatment schedules for chiropractic care will be determined based on the animal’s needs.

How Do I Know if My Horse Needs Chiropractic Care?

The following is a list of indications that your horse may need chiropractic care: