Animal Movement

Animal chiropractic care is a holistic approach to movement and health problems.

Who You Gonna Call?

I am frequently asked about “when do you know if chiropractic is indicated in my pet’s situation?” Asking your veterinarian first is, of course, indicated and I find that unless that veterinarian is versed in chiropractic and/or has been a patient of chiropractic offices, they often are still learning which conditions are responsive to chiropractic. I am still learning some of these myself and I have been a chiropractor for over 25 years.

Chiropractic care is very successful with mechanical problems. By that I mean, sprains, strains, disc problems, shoulder and elbow problems, non pathological limping or lameness, neck problems. In other words, we are specialists in analyzing joints and there movement and have techniques to help normalize these areas through balancing the musculoskeletal and nervous system associated with those areas. Chiropractic dovetails very nicely with physical therapy, stretching, acupuncture, Tellington Touch, and other neuromuscular therapies. Used in conjunction they are synergistic.

Underwater Treadmills

Underwater treadmills are becoming much more common in veterinary offices around the country.  I was fortunate enough to work with a veterinarian 5 years ago that included this great therapy in her office along with acupunture and chiropractic care for her canine patients.

These treadmills are designed with rehab in mind.  The dog is supported with a life jacket (when needed) and the water is raised until the dogs feet are easily moving through the movement of the treadmill.    More water can be used with joints that need less compression – post surgical knees, symptomatic discs etc.  Speed can be monitored.

Animal Movement, Animal Chiropractic

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Animal Chiropractic is a holistic approach to movement and health problems.

It does not replace veterinary care. It does complement it. It dramatically improves musculoskeletal problems.

Dr. Faherty provides chiropractic care for dogs during agility trials in North Carolina. Contact him at info@animalmovement.com to find out which upcoming trials he will be attending.

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