Animal Chiropractic is a branch of integrative healthcare that works with the animals’ neuro-musculo-skeletal system to preserve their health.
Chiropractic works to affect the nervous system. This is done through joints and the various nerves that go to and from the joints. Treatment consists of finding a joint or several joints that are not moving in the full range of motion. A chiropractic adjustment directs a specific force into that joint to get it unstuck. This allows the nerves surrounding the joint to fire correctly, and the joint to move more freely.
The joints in the spine can be very sensitive to the effects of trauma or overuse. The nerves that go throughout the body come out between the bones of the spine (vertebra). A stuck joint, spinal muscle inflammation or ligament inflammation and compromise can all cause the nerves not to send proper signals from those tissues to the brain. This, in turn, can decrease the ability of tissues to heal properly.
Chiropractic can restore function and mobility to the compromised vertebra.
Dr. Scott offers physical rehabilitation for dogs. After surgery or after an overuse injury physical rehab is a great addition to get your dog back in the game faster with better recovery. She is also certified in Kinesio Tape Application and in the Graston Technique.
When milliseconds matter get the edge with rehab and chiropractic.
Some conditions treated for dogs and cats:
- Agility Dogs
- Sore back or neck
- General chiropractic care
Some conditions treated for horses:
- Pain & Stiffness
- Abnormal gait/shortened stride
- Resistance to being ridden
- Reduced performance
- Difficulty flexing at the pole