Animal Chiropractic is a developing area of expertise in animal healthcare.
Animal Chiropractic offers non-surgical, drug-free options for correcting joint, disc, and soft-tissue disorders related to improper skeletal alignment and/or movement. When a joint become restricted in its movement(or ‘jammed-up’), through trauma, injury, degenerative wear and tear, or structural stresses, surrounding tissues are affected, this in turn further affects the joints ability to move freely and can become painful as surrounding nerves and pain sensitive structures are activated. Nerves are the communication links from joints to the brain and spinal cord; messages to other areas of the body can be affected, leading to pain, weakness and reduced function. Animal Chiropractic focuses on the restoration of movement and promotion and preservation of heath by restoring normal joint mechanics, and soft-tissue function, thus, normalizing neurological patterns that facilitate optimal healing .
Chiropractic care is not limited to an injured or sick pet. Healthy and athletic animals are ideal candidates for chiropractic care. Maintaining proper structural alignment allows optimal function of muscles, nerves and tissues supporting the joints, resulting in improved movement, stance and flexibility. Good 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 care can enhance the quality of your pet’s life, ensuring active and healthy years.
Now, more and more veterinarians are providing animal chiropractic services at their offices since animal chiropractors examine and address areas of bio mechanics 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 with a holistic approach. Animal Chiropractic does “NOT” assume the responsibility of primary health care of animals or replace veterinary medicine.
Chiropractic care for animals is one of the fastest growing and most valuable occupations available in animal healthcare today.
Animal chiropractic unifies two great professions providing a combination of unique skills and proficiency to care for your animals. Animal Chiropractic is beneficial for performance animals, injured animals, athletes, show animals, and family pets. Whether to enhance performance address injury or illness or simply for preventative care, Animal Chiropractic can make a positive difference in your animal’s life.
Today, you can find certified animal chiropractors in most major cities in the United States, Canada and around the world. To locate these doctors, check our website section ‘Find an Animal Chiropractor’. If you don’t have access to a practitioner in your region, discuss with your veterinarian or chiropractor. CoAC can provide information for referral to a trained and competent doctor, as well as enrollment information for your veterinarian or chiropractor so that they can become qualified in Animal Chiropractic. Call CoAC today for more information. Your pet is depending on you!