Also called Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy, animal chiropractic is a medical modality of using rapid focused force to stimulate joints and nerves to reset nerve function, muscle tension, and therefore joint alignment. Through these factors, ease of motion is achieved and a frictionless skeletal system is more closely attained. For some animals with long term or chronic musculoskeletal issues, multiple sessions may be required to allow the body to gradually rebalance and strengthen. Because the spinal cord supplies the nerve supply to the organs as well as the musculoskeletal system, improved function of the systemic physiology is also attained. When an animal has been worked on for the first time, the body accommodates new changes and can take a few days to relearn how to use its body with ease. The animals should be restricted from peak performance during this time to prevent injury. Dr. Shauna will provide guidelines for each individual, and give graded exercises to bring your animal back to optimal and improved performance.
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