Medical Manipulation

Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation is very similar to chiropractic in the human world.  It centers around the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal disorders in horses, focusing on the spine and joints. The goal of treatment is to enhance performance, alleviate pain, and improve overall well-being by improving mobility and function of joints, reducing pain, and easing muscle tension.

Key Aspects Include:

  1. Diagnosis: A thorough assessment of the horse’s posture, gait, and physical condition to identify any restrictions, decreased range of motion, or areas of discomfort.
  1. Adjustment Techniques: Utilizing manual manipulation techniques to release tension around the spine and joints of the limbs, thereby restoring proper movement and function. These adjustments are designed to be gentle yet effective, tailored to the unique anatomy of horses.
  1. Preventive Care: Regular sessions can help in maintaining optimal musculoskeletal health, preventing injuries, and enhancing the horse’s ability to perform, whether in reigning, ranch riding, dressage, show jumping, or other equestrian disciplines.
  1. Rehabilitation: Regular treatment can assist in the recovery process from injuries or surgeries, helping to reduce recovery time and improve the quality of rehabilitation.
  1. Education and Training: We strive to help educate horse owners, trainers, and caretakers on different exercises, stretching, and lifestyle adjustments that can support long term soundness.
  1. Research and Development: We are continuaely working to enhance techniques, better understand the biomechanics of equine movement, and develop new methods for improving equine health and performance.