For your convenience, animal chiropractic service is now available at Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic offered by Dr Fiona Kates, a qualified animal chiropractor. Chiropractic is mainly concerned with the function of joints, especially those of the spine. The spine surrounds and protects the spinal cord which is the part of the nervous system that connects the brain with the rest of the body.
If there is abnormal movement of spinal joints there is usually a disruption to the local nerve traffic which can result in symptoms such as pain, weakness, lameness etc.
Animal chiropractors are trained to locate and correct these areas of abnormal movement known as vertebral subluxations. The other joints which may be treated are shoulders, hips, elbows, knees, hocks etc.
The most common method used to improve motion is the chiropractic adjustment – a gentle, safe and effective technique for all ages.
Massage and other soft tissue techniques are often used too.
Where a condition cannot be attributed to a bio-mechanical cause the patient will be referred to one of the our vets at Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic. Fiona also gives advice on life style adaptations and exercises to assist with rehabilitation.
Why not book a free assessment with Fiona today, to see if chiropractic can help your pet? Please call us on (03) 9439 0777 for more information or to book an appointment.