Chiropractic is a health care system dealing with the relationship between the nervous system and the spinal column and its symbiotic role in restoring and maintaining health.
Signals are sent out on nerves along the spinal cord. When the spine is misaligned, the nervous system does not function properly and can result in an impaired nervous function called subluxation. A subluxation left untreated, can result in bone and joint displacement, spondylosis, or joint fusion.
Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulative technique employs the use of an Activator™ that acts as a graduated spinal accelerometer. The Activator, firing at a rapid rate of 2-4 milliseconds completes its adjustive thrust before the muscle reflex has time to resist. As such, your pet can be adjusted without sedation while standing, sitting, resisting or in muscle spasm.
The average number of adjustments for young to middle aged dogs is six (6), while cats of the same age tend to complete their cycle in five (5) adjustments.
VOM is performed at our hospital by Dr. Karen Scottie, Certified Chiropractioner & Licensed Acupuncturist.