Chiropractors use their hands to assess, find and adjust the joints of the spine and limbs where signs of restricted movement are found. Gentle, specific manipulation techniques help to restore normal body movement. Treatment aims to make your pet move better and more freely.
When the bones and joints in the body are not moving correctly this has an adverse effect on the nervous system which alters function and movement of muscles and joints. This can lead to symptoms such as pain, muscle spasm, muscle weakness and lameness.
Usually during a chiropractic session all the joints are taken through their normal range of movement. If a restricted area is found then a manipulation or adjustment is performed to the joint to restore normal movement, or muscle release to encourage the nerves to fire differently. This re-sets the nerve input into the brain and spinal cord and therefore improves movement. A chiropractic adjustment is a low amplitude, high velocity thrust along a specific line of correction. It is well tolerated by most animals. It is used as a single therapy for some conditions and along side other therapies as part of our holistic approach to healing at Pet rehab. It can help with many conditions such as osteoarthritis, back pain, post surgery rehabilitation, hip and elbow dysplasia, sciatic pain and lumbosacral pain.