Veterinary Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy concerned with good health through restoration and maintenance of a properly functioning neuromusculoskeletal system, without the use of drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic care is a manual therapy, which can be used for many health and performance problems. It focuses on the biomechanical dysfunction of the spine and its effect on the entire nervous system throughout the body.
Veterinary Chiropractic treatment does not replace traditional veterinary medicine; however, it can provide additional means of diagnosis and treatment options for spinal problems as well as biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders. Veterinary Chiropractic can often eliminate the source of acute or chronic pain syndromes.
Consider your horse’s recent performance and demeanour:
This question must be answered on an individual basis for each patient. In most cases, a single treatment is not enough to eliminate the problem.
Joint stability and alignment are affected depending on posture/saddle fitting/condition of the shoes and overall state of the horse. Chronic problems usually take longer to resolve requiring more chiropractic treatment, whereas animals with acute problems often respond more quickly. Veterinary Chiropractic is not a quick fix, but a management plan to ensure that the joints/vertebra do not revert back to their previously misaligned state.
Your horse will be assessed with an initial consultation, which consists of an intake, chiropractic examination and adjustment.
The follow-up appointment should occur within 10-14 days. This will give me a better idea of how well your animal holds their adjustments, how effective the treatment was for them, and the best recommendation for care.
Care packages: Maintenance/Supportive/Performance
Most care plans start with more frequent visits and move towards less frequent visits as the animal is able to hold its alignment better.