What does chiropractic mean?
Chiro – practica – simply means ‘perform with hands’. The main philosophy behind Chiropractic is that the brain controls everything ultimately, receiving messages through the nervous system, processing this and sending it back out again in an organised response. If there is any interruption to these messages going into, or out of the brain, then issues occur. As the majority of the nervous system is housed within the spine, then this is where little pinches and restrictions can create an interruption, and restricted movement in the spine can create all sorts of far reaching consequences.
Chiropractic was developed in the early 19th Century as a means of maintaining health, and treating neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunction and their subsequent effects on the body.
What does this mean for my dog?
Chiropractic for your dog, focusses on abnormal movements of the spine and other joints, and the effects these restrictions have on the nervous systems and the entire body. Therefore any restrictions, even slight, will create an abnormal movement patterns, and these will eventually cause pain in the dog. If the restriction is severe, then the nerves will be ‘trapped’ and this in itself will create a lot of pain in the dog.
We ask many things of our dogs, whether it is as a loyal companion, or a sporting sidekick, be part of our work and earn money with them, detection and search teams, and many of our chosen hobbies will involve our dogs, so we ned to make sure they are in tip top condition, and pain free. Chiropractic, as a stand alone treatment, or as part of the veterinary rehabilitation team is essential in keeping our dogs in optimum condition.
Chiropractic does not replace traditional veterinary medicine; however, it can provide additional means of treatment options for spinal and biomechanical related problems. Currently we need veterinary permission to be able to assess your dog. Please contact us and we will be able to take your details to sort this for you.