Chiropractic offers tremendous potential in animal health care. It belongs in the health care spectrum along with medicine, surgery, acupuncture and other such modalities. Animal chiropractic does not replace necessary traditional veterinary care, but it is an excellent adjuvant. It is quite useful in helping to maintain a high level of performance in animal athletes.
Chiropractic care does not pretend to encompass the entire study of health and disease, but it does offer alternative explanations for disease and provides complementary therapies.
The foundations of chiropractic philosophy are based on the intimate relationship of the spinal column to the nervous system, as well as the role of the spinal column in biomechanics and movement. The last two decades have demonstrated tremendous potential benefits of animal chiropractic in clinical practice.
What is an Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is defined as a short lever, high velocity controlled thrust by hand or instrument that is directed at specific articulations to correct vertebral subluxations. A vertebral subluxation is defined as a spinal misalignment or joint dysfunction resulting in neurological or biomechanical dysfunction.
Horses and Dogs
Horses are frequently seen for chiropractic care because of performance or training issues. Dogs are most frequently seen for back or neck pain.
Dr. Hoyns’ Certification
Dr. Hoyns was certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) in 1997, of which she is a life member.