Animal Chiropractic is a medical therapy that is used to maintain the health and normal functioning of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. It follows the same principles and practice as chiropractic medicine in people.
In general, chiropractic treatments or adjustments correct subluxations. A subluxation is defined as a partial dislocation of the joints where the articular surfaces are still in contact with each other, but are misaligned. Subluxations commonly occur in the spine secondary to acute injury, over-exertion and chronic orthopedic disease, but can affect other joints as well. Subluxations can cause poor performance, stiffness, pain, decreased flexibility and function of the muscles and nerves.
Dr. Gordon is certified in VOM (Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation) and adjusts pets with the use of an instrument called an "activator". It is a quick, simple and painless way to do a chiropractic adjustment and most pets are not bothered by the procedure.