Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) is a healing technique that identifies areas of the animal’s nervous system that is not aligned or responding as expected and re-establishing neural communication to induce healing. VOM methods are based off of over 120 years of traditional Chiropractic knowledge and techniques to reduce “vertebral subluxation complex, which is the neurological interference that occurs in the spinal cord of mammals. VOM, Acupuncture and Cold Laser Therapy are the heart of Dr. Todd’s practice. These modalities improve health and achieve optimum performance while providing compassionate and gentle care.
VOM can treat chronic pain, lameness and behavior problems.
Treat Hip Dysplasia syndromes
Treat neck and back pain.
Treatments in the comfort of your own home available.
Can be used to treat several conditions from digestive disorders to agility dysfunction and just about everything in between.
Treatments are generally once a week for 3 weeks and then the case is reassessed.
Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM)
Frequently Asked Questions About Animal Chiropractic Care
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Veterinary Orthopdeic Manipulation (VOM) is similar to traditional human chiropractic manipulation as it references some of the chiropractic modalities and functions by reducing subluxation like chiropractic care does. It is different as it uses a hand-held device using “Activator Methods” on the animal and works along meridians rather than hands-on manipulation of the spine an long bone chiropractic methodology.
Only licensed veterinarians in the state of Washington are able to perform chiropractics and VOM for animals. You do not have to be certified to preform veterinary chiropractic techniques, but certification ensures that the person performing the chiropractic techniques has completed an official training program.
You do not need a referral for services. Animal chiropractic care is often used to treat animals with joint and neurological symptoms. Dogs with chronic back pain and even dogs with serious Hip Dysplasia-like syndromes also benefit from veterinary chiropractic manipulation. Animals who are walking different or dragging a foot or toe, are many times in need of chiropractic care.
A session can take 20-40 minutes, depending on the patient.
Yes. Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) is performed on horses, dogs, cats and other animals. Each species will vary in areas of subluxation, such as the shoulder area for dogs and cats are more pronounced in the equine.
Generally the animal should have the remainder of the day to rest. Each animal is evaluated on an individual basis and the doctor will provide you with the best course of action that is right for your animals.
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