Animal chiropractic care focuses on restoring proper movement to the spine. Due to the intimate relationship between the spinal column and the nervous system, improving spinal motion allows the nervous system to work at its full potential and re-establishes the body’s innate ability to return to optimal health.
During the animal chiropractic examination, Dr. Hiland identifies Vertebral Subluxation Complexes (VSCs) by checking for proper motion throughout the spine and extremities. VSCs are joints that are not moving appropriately. VSCs can lead to pain, muscle spasms, changes in gait, and can lead to decreased neurologic input to the central nervous system. If a VSC is identified during the examination, an adjustment is performed to restore proper mobility to the affected area. An adjustment is a very specific, quick thrust to realign the VSC.
The animal chiropractic examination is the only way to know if your pet has a VSC that may be contributing to their problem.
Animal chiropractic care is not intended to replace traditional veterinary care, but rather to complement traditional therapies. Integrating animal chiropractic care with traditional medicine can have a positive influence on your pet’s healing and recovery.
Only someone properly trained in animal chiropractic can perform safe adjustments on your pet. Dr. Hiland received her training at Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic in Wellsville, Kansas. She completed five weeks of training; over two hundred hours learning how to properly diagnose and treat animal chiropractic problems.