Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy
Dr. Tanya Hoffman is certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT) also known as “animal chiropractic”. VSMT is a gentle and non-invasive integrative manual therapy that may help with symptoms associated with dysfunction of the musculoskeletal and neurologic systems.
An adjustment includes gentle range of motion, traction and joint mobilization techniques and specific adjustments to restricted joints, resulting in the restoration of normal motion and alleviation of pain.
After a thorough initial examination, the doctor will determine if your pet is a good candidate for spinal manipulation and will make appropriate recommendations and adjustments. Veterinarians will only recommend spinal manipulation therapy if it is safe for your pet. If your pet is not a good candidate, she will explain why and suggest additional diagnostics and/or additional specialist consultations (if needed) to work towards a resolution for your pet’s clinical signs. Overall animals love their treatments and eagerly look forward to their visits.