What happens on the first visit?
Once the pet owner has filled out a detailed intake form, a case history will be taken. This case history consists of obtaining information from the owner and information from prior veterinary services including radiographs and laboratory analysis. After the case history, a chiropractic examination will be performed on your animal. This examination includes gait analysis, posture analysis, orthopedic and neurological examination, muscle palpation, and extremity and vertebral joint palpation. Once the history and examination are complete the animal chiropractor will develop a treatment plan and make recommendations.
When should I seek a Chiropractors' advice or treatment?
This therapy is not limited to an injured or sick pet. Healthy and athletic animals are ideal candidates for chiropractic examination and care. Maintaining proper structural alignment permits optimal function of the muscles, nerves and tissues supporting the joints, resulting in improved movement, stance and flexibility. This alignment promotes increased agility, endurance, and overall performance. Broader benefits include superior immune function, healthier metabolism and a vibrant nervous system, facilitating your animal’s natural ability to heal. Chiropractic can enhance the quality of your pet’s life, ensuring active and healthy years.
More and more often veterinarians are utilizing animal chiropractors in their offices. They do so because animal chiropractors examine and treat areas of biomechanics and the functional nervous system that often go unnoticed by traditional veterinary care. By working in conjunction with veterinarians, animal chiropractors aid in restoring your pet’s optimal health by treating the whole patient.