VETERINARY SPINAL MANIPULATION THERAPY
The foundation of the body is the spine, which is made up of vertebrae, muscles, ligaments, cartilage and nerves. Misalignments in the spine can affect nerve and muscle function, resulting in pain or decreased function to that part of the body.
VSMT is used to correct misalignments in the spine, restoring motion to the spine, and proper nerve and muscle function. It can decrease pain, increase performance, movement, and well being.
A subluxation or misalignment can occur with trauma, over-exertion, or just normal “wear and tear” of everyday life. Correcting the misalignment(s), by performing an adjustment, will allow the body to work at full function and heal itself. The adjustments are gentle and low force, but have a large positive impact on overall health of the animal. Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy allows the body to perform at its best, resulting in better overall health. A variety of animals and conditions respond well to spinal manipulation therapy. It is a natural, drug free, addition to your pet’s total health care program.
Dr. Sandra Miller completed her certification in Spinal Manipulation Therapy in 2003, through the Healing Oasis Wellness Center. In her experience, chronic arthritis and hip dysplasia cases respond the best to this treatment, allowing a lower dose of pain killers to be used in these painful conditions. But, animals that compete in high level competition also benefit greatly from routine adjustments.