Gentle Animal Chiropractic
Recently, a friend encouraged me to talk or write about why I’m not just “any chiropractor”, but a very compassionate, intuitive and gentle chiropractor even when it comes to my animal patients. She says, “You treat them like you treat your human patients and that is unique!” Then, she further challenged me to write and submit an article with Edge Magazine…here’s an excerpt from that article:
“A natural part of aging is the slow deterioration of body tissues, including the skeletal, muscle and neurological systems. Chiropractic is founded on the principle of the body’s own innate (inner-knowing) ability to heal itself. The chiropractic adjustment focuses on helping the body do that by restoring optimal function to the joints throughout the spine and limbs, which has a direct impact on the nervous system.
The old saying, “If you don’t use it, you lose it,” agrees with this. By ensuring joints continue to move as optimally as possible, we find we help maintain the health of not only of the joints (skeletal system) but of the neuromuscular systems, as well. That said, we know the nervous system plays an integral role in the function of all body systems. Activity is necessary in tissues to keep them healthy; inactivity invites both disease and deterioration. Plenty of research substantiates the importance of activity for maintaining health, whether you are a two- or four-legged creature.
Wanting to provide the best care possible for your animal requires finding professionally trained practitioners, not self-proclaimed or self-taught individuals. A little research goes a long way in protecting your animal from harm! Both chiropractors and veterinarians spend years of study attaining their knowledge and skills, plus additional intense studying to attain the Animal Chiropractic Certification. Looking for an International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA) or American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) registered practitioner lets you know you are dealing with a legitimate practitioner.
My professionally skilled training and years of adjusting experience taught me that “less is more.” Very specific, high speed, yet gentle, adjusting with my fingers and hands make the difference in my technique, as well as the positive animal response to my chiropractic care. Add to that, owners and observers have made these observations about my approach with animals: “You respectfully approach and engage them like people”; “You are so gentle and kind with them”; and “Your patient, unrushed manner with my animal made all the difference.” Consider finding highly qualified and gentle chiropractic care for the graceful aging of your animal!”
Here is the link to the full article in Edge Magazine: Gentle Chiropractic for Graceful Aging
-- Dr. DeAnn Adams, DC, provider of animal chiropractic treatments for pets. Service area includes but is not limited to the communities of Little Falls, Royalty, Rice, Hillman, and Swanville. Contact Dr “D” today for more information on the animal chiropractor services she provides by calling her office at 320-632-6757, cell 651-249-8446 or sending her an email.
Please note that animal chiropractic care requires a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine referral, which you can find on our Services for Animals page.