What is Animal Chiropractic?

Animal chiropractic is a growing area of expertise in animal healthcare. It offers a non-surgical, drug-free, and natural approach to correcting muscle, skeletal, joint (ligament), disc, and nerve problems. Animal chiropractic involves adjustments and joint manipulations (described below), myofascial release and soft tissue work. The aim is to improve joint ranges of motion, decrease muscle tension, decrease pain and improve the overall functioning and quality of life of your pet.

Animal chiropractic does not replace traditional veterinary medicine or surgery but provides a complimentary and sometimes alternative method of care. Veterinarians and animal chiropractors often work together to best serve the needs of the animal.

Animal chiropractic is not just for injured or sick animals. Healthy and athletic animals are prime candidates for chiropractic care. The goal is to be preventative and detect and correct faulty movement patterns that can lead to pain and loss of function. By restoring proper biomechanics, structural alignment and improving joint mobility, animal chiropractic can enhance your pet’s quality of life, ensuring active and healthy years.

What is a chiropractic adjustment/joint manipulation?

A chiropractic adjustment is a safe, gentle, quick and controlled force directed at the areas of restriction (fixations) in a joint. The goal is to improve motion in the affected joint and thus restore normal biomechanics, allowing for nerves and muscles to function optimally.