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Spinal Manipulation Therapy

Veterinary spinal manipulation therapy offers dogs and cats in Ypsilanti and beyond a gentle, non-invasive and chemical-free way of encouraging their own bodies' healing mechanisms using chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy.

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What is Spinal Manipulation Therapy?

Veterinary spinal manipulative therapy is a similar practice to chiropractic adjustments in humans. 

Pets who experience pain with movement or have limited mobility can benefit from this form of physiotherapy as it promotes healing without the use of chemicals or drugs.

Restoring your pet's joint movement and nerve function will reduce their pain while improving their soft tissue function, range of movement and overall quality of life.

Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Dogs and Cats, Ypsilanti Veterinarians

Uses for Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation therapy can treat disorders of the nervous system, spine, pelvis, and joints, including:

  • Chronic lameness
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Neck and back injuries or pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Some behavioral concerns
  • Neurological conditions

The Process

Our vets will conduct an initial assessment of your pet in order to determine their overall health and their specific needs. 

This examination will assess the spine, muscles, joints, gait, posture, nervous system and gait of your dog or cat in order to determine their level of function and range of motion.

Spinal manipulation therapy will begin with small but precise pressure in the direction of joint motion, helping to restore normal motion and improved joint movement.

Our goal is to restore a pet's health as quickly and efficiently as possible. The number of required treatments to achieve that goal will depend on the animal's condition and needs.

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