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What is Animal Chiropractic?

Animal chiropractic is primarily a hands-on discipline that involves the use of spinal and joint manipulation therapy, soft-tissue therapy, and additional modalities such as cold laser therapy.

Firstly, spinal and/or joint manipulation is commonly known as an “adjustment”, which involves a quick, but gentle and controlled, thrust into the area of the spine that is restricted, or not moving within the full range of motion. The intention with an adjustment is to restore normal biomechanics to the restricted area. Thus, improving range of motion to the affected area, reduce pain and discomfort, and help relieve muscle tension. Soft-tissue therapy helps reduce pain and tension found in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Soft-tissue therapy can be in the form of gentle massage, and trigger point release. Cold-laser therapy is an excellent tool to help reduce pain and inflammation, and help enhance the healing process. It is an effective modality to help with issues such as sprains/strains, arthritis, and nerve pain. More to come in a separate blog.

As a non-invasive and drug-free form of care, animal chiropractic is a safe and effective form of animal healthcare. This type of care focuses on musculoskeletal conditions including the spine, nerve dysfunction, intervertebral disc dysfunction, and muscle and ligaments. Not many people know that animal chiropractic goes beyond the spine. It is very effective at treating extremities, such as hips, stifles (knees), shoulders, elbows, paws, and the jaw. 

Visit the home page,, to learn more about when to seek out chiropractic care for your animal. Animal chiropractic care is a regulated form of health care that can only be provided by a certified chiropractor or veterinarian. For more information visit

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