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It is common for your animal to experience some form of muscle, joint or spinal problems. Our animal chiropractic treatment is a natural, holistic approach to treating these problems, an additional treatment to veterinary care to aid with spinal problems. Here are some commonly asked questions and their answers.
What is Animal Chiropractic?
Veterinary Chiropractic is a combination of traditional human Chiropractic and Veterinary medicine to form a unique profession that has recognition as a separate health care branch.
Veterinary Chiropractic does not replace traditional Veterinary medicine; its aim is to help provide additional treatment options for spinal problems as well as biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders (effecting bones, joints & muscles).
All animals treated by a Chiropractor must always have, as a prerequisite to treatment, full approval from the animal's Veterinarian. No treatment can be undertaken without this consent.
What will treatment involve?
Before treatment a case history will be taken including details concerning the animal's medical history, past and present activity/work, diet and current problem.
Muscle, conformation & gait analysis will then be used alongside static and motion palpation, and relevant orthopaedic and neurological tests in order to form a complete picture of the animal's condition & how best to treat it.
Chiropractic treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Apart from manipulation, chiropractors may use a variety of techniques including soft tissue work, stretching exercises & rehabilitation advice.
Even though horses have a very large, thick muscle mass over the spine, the vertebral joints are flexible and relatively easy to manipulate with minimal force.
How many treatments will be needed?
This varies between animals & depends on many factors including:
What the condition is
How severe it is
How long the animal has had it
The animal's response to treatment (this can vary hugely between animals & depends on many factors)