Medical Manipulation for Pets

Veterinary Medical Manipulation focuses on finding spinal and limb joint restrictions through motion palpation and manipulating these joints to restore freedom of movement, relax muscles and relieve pain. Restrictions can lead to not only pain, but loss of nerve function, decreased range of motion, loss of muscle tone, which all translate to less efficient movement of loss of movement al- together. Medical manipulation can be performed on all the joints of the limbs and the spine. It goes hand in hand with acupuncture in improving blood flow, oxygen within tissue and pain relief. Many sporting dogs are treated with spinal manipulation for muscle strains and stiffness and to stay in top form for that competitive edge.