Mandala Integrative Veterinary Care
WHAT IS ANIMAL CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic care is a type of heath care which focuses on maintaining and restoring the health of the neuro-muscular-skeletal systems via aiding in the restoration of normal nerve communication in the body. When functional misalignments occur within the spinal column, the nerves that branch off the spinal cord can be impacted. This can cause an interruption in normal nerve signaling to all of the muscles and organs in the body and result in muscle tension, stiffness/decreased mobility, pain and even organ dysfunction.
The goal of Animal Chiropractic is to gently restore normal motion and function to compromised spinal vertebrae. This in turn restores normal nerve signaling and communication which allows the body to perform optimally and tap into its own innate healing potential.
Chiropractic care can be of benefit to pretty much every patient, but it is especially helpful for those with acute or chronic musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions of all types. Extra care must be taken on a case-by-case basis with very young or very old patients or any debilitated/compromised individuals.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR HORSES
Horses are amazingly sensitive to body work and to all things actually. They are unique in many ways in that they are often used for riding/performance and can develop compensatory body imbalances that are unnatural for them due to carrying humans on their backs. Horses are amazing athletes, and these gracious beings show up for us with their whole hearts and offer a willingness to participate that is such a gift. Given what we ask of our horses physically, restorative and rebalancing body care including chiropractic care for horses should be a part of every maintenance care plan. Daily micro traumas, small repetitive injuries and physical imbalances are among the main contributors to larger injuries and chronic degenerative and painful conditions down the road. Joint injuries, Navicular syndrome, arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, etc… can be addressed early on and in some cases prevented by supporting deeper healing and rebalancing in the body in the early phases of the process. Also, non-riding horses and elder horses that have been retired benefit hugely from chiropractic care and an individualized supportive care plan blending all the modalities in which Dr. Keeney specializes.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR SMALL ANIMALS
All of us in physical bodies endure repetitive daily micro-traumas and our bodies adapt with compensatory strategies. In quadrupeds (our furry companions), these compensations can be quite elaborate and effective making it hard to see the injuries on more subtle levels. Over time, these less obvious issues can progress into deeper imbalances and pathologies. Chiropractic care is an effective method to identify and address these imbalances in the neuromuscular and skeletal systems and shift the body gently back into a state of optimal functioning and performance.