Chiropractic is a drug-free natural approach to musculoskeletal management and optimum wellbeing. Chiropractors identify dysfunctional vertebrae and joints which arenít moving properly. These areas of dysfunction stress adjacent soft tissues and irritate spinal nerves.
Manipulations are applied by hand or instrument in the case of dogs. There is no yanking or jerking of limbs. In addition many adjunctive procedures including laser, stretching and soft tissue procedures such as trigger point therapy, myofascial releases and massage may be used.
Why do Animals Need Chiropractic Care?
The musculoskeletal and neurological systems in horses and dogs are very similar to that of humans. Any sudden traumatic or ongoing repetitive stress placed on these systems can result in functional problems and symptoms in much the same way as humans.
Chiropractic can be used
- to reduce symptoms
- to enhance performance
- as part of your animals Preventative Health Care strategy
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Lara is a member of the Australian Veterinary Chiropractic Association. To be eligible for full membership a practitioner must have completed a 2 year Graduate Diploma in Animal Chiropractic following a Veterinary or Chiropractic degree.