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Animal Chiropractic Services Offered - January 2021

Animal Chiropractic Services Offered

Dr. Sam will now be providing Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT) (aka animal chiropractic) for small animals, large animals, and small ruminant patients. Dr. Sam is a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors. She has completed the Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy certification program at the Healing Oasis, the only nationally accredited institution for VSMT.

VSMT is a therapeutic assessment and treatment of the animal’s musculoskeletal system. It is similar to the chiropractic assessment and treatment done on humans. The goal of VSMT is to ensure motion within all vertebrae or to bring back motion to fixed or hypo mobile vertebrae. This is accomplished by applying a directed force at a specified anatomical location. Performing VSMT allows the release of entrapped joint or disc tissue, stretches and breaks up adhesions (scar tissue) and stretches the muscles. This stimulates the brain as well as specific muscle receptors that can dampen pain, increase range of motion of the joint and, therefore, improve mobility.

What are some indications that your animal could benefit from VSMT? Unexplained lameness, muscle weakness, pain, behavioral changes, sport injuries, urinary or fecal incontinence, etc.

Please call the office if you would like more information or would like to book an appointment with Dr. Sam. She is able to make farm calls, house calls, or in office appointments (small animal only) at this time.

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