B.J. Palmer (The Developer of Chiropractic) wrote “YES, ANIMALS TOO..”The first animal chiropractic treatment clinic was opened in Davenport Iowa and remained highly successful until the start of World War II. Modern Animal Chiropractic is founded with a vision that animal chiropractic be a health care choice for animals in the world community. This commitment comes by bringing veterinary and chiropractic professionals together for one common and higher goal; to provide a more quality, comprehensive and integrated approach to the animal patients needs.
Dr Nicolle shares the same enthusiasm and commitment to creating inter-professional bonds in which individuals work together in respect and mutual support of your animals specific needs. As well Dr Nicolle has obtained the state required additional degrees and certifications to deliver top notch state of the art care to you and your animal.
Dr Nicolle Helping you perfect the Dance between you and your animals!!!
Why Animal Chiropractic?
Here are some signs that indicate its time for an adjustment:
- Behavioral changes such as refusals, kicking, biting
- Changes in gait, favors one lead, won’t fetch or play as before
- Change in appetite
- Cannot rest in a comfortable position or unable to get up
- Aggression or sensitivity when touched
- Activities that can contribute to needing to be evaluated for animal adjusting:
When Should My Animal be Evaluated for Care?
There are many contributing factors to your animals well being on a whole. The Nervous System, just as in you the owner, is highly sensitive to internal and external stimuli to the animal. As a Chiropractor, we continually assess the neurology of each animal, to determine the efficacy of adjusting. If the Nervous System is misfiring, or not working at its optimal potential, injuries occur. Deficiencies can become apparent immediately as in an injury state or slowly overtime due to repetitive stress stimuli. The following are just a small list of contributing factors:
- Trauma: slips, falls, missteps, missed jumps
- Birth: Trauma during delivery, or the pregnancy, can lead to damage of the soft spine and lead to future, more permanent damage.
- Confinement: Confinement decreases balance and coordination.
- Performance Injuries: Jumping, performance sports, agility courses, dressage, all have their unique impact.
- Equipment: Poorly fitting tack, muzzles, shoeing, harnesses or improper use of leads can lead to slow onset of compensations throughout the animals spine.
- Age: As the animal ages, bony and muscular systems will change thus secondarily affecting the nervous system.