The Benefits of Canine Chiropractic
Chiropractic refers to the practice of using the connections between the nervous system and the rest of the body to treat a variety of conditions and to optimize patient comfort and health. Conditions that can be treated with chiropractic include degenerative joint diseases such as hip dysplasia and spondylosis; intervertebral disk disease; autonomic nervous system problems such as urinary and fecal incontinence; musculoskeletal weakness or pain that resists conventional diagnosis and treatment; and chronic back and neck pain.
Chiropractic is one of the few modalities in veterinary medicine where results are often immediate and seen within minutes of treatment. In general improvements are defined as an improved gait, and an apparent reduction in pain. Animals used for athletic performance or other working conditions are ideal candidates for chiropractic treatment. By regularly assessing and maintaining maximum flexibility in these animals, injuries may be avoided.
Chiropractors see the patient as a functional whole, rather than a sum of its parts. Ensuring normal range of motion of joints helps optimize the function of lymphatics, blood vessels and nerves. The success of treatment depends upon the degree of pathology present and the duration of the condition.
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Meet Dr. Katie Crossan
Dr. Katie Crossan graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2000. She completed an internship specializing in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery immediately following graduation. A strong interest in lameness and sports medicine lead to further education in chiropractic care for animals.
Dr. Crossan has been certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association for over 15 years now, and enjoys using chiropractic to keep horses and dogs feeling their best.