Animal Adjustments and Therapies

How Can Adjustments Benefit Animals?

Adjustments to animals can improve their ability to adapt to environmental stressors and heal more effectively. Adjustments allow the animal to move in a balanced way with less pain if they are compensating for a conformational flaw or an injury.

What is an Adjustment?

An adjustment is a gentle impulse applied by hand or with an activator to stimulate motor neurons to reset the neurological communication from the brain to the tissues that hold the joint in alignment.

Adjustments put the joint into an optimal biomechanical position which allows the nerve to fully communicate with the surrounding tissues, thus reducing muscle spasms and pain. It will also improve range of motion, stability, muscular strength, and reflexes.

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Evidence of Chiropractic Success in Animals

Effect of chiropractic manipulations on the kinematics of back and limbs in horses with clinically diagnosed back problems”. Equine Vet J. 2008. Mar;40(2):153-159. Gomez Alvarez CB, L’ami JJ, Moffat D, Back W. van Weeren PR. Department of Equine Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 112, NL-3584 CM Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Case Study: Conservative Manual Chiropractic Management of a Recurrent Medial Luxating Patella in a Dog”. Chiro J of Aust. 2009 MARCH Vol. 39 (1) pp. 27-28 McDonald, M.M.

Resolution of Orthostatic Intention Tremors in a 3-week-old Male Great Dane Following Chiropractic: A Case Report & Review of the Literature”. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ February 5, 2018 ~ pages 29-37. Giggleman, G. DVM, and Shiver, A. DC.

Effects of vertebral mobilization and manipulation on the kinematics of the thoracolumbar region”. Am J Vet Res. 2007 May 68(5): 508-516. Hausslet KK, Hill AE, Puttlitz CM, Mcllwraith CW. Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

What Conditions in Animals Benefit from Adjustments?

Performance In Animals
Muscular Imbalances
Neurological Conditions & Radiculopathies
Degenerative Arthritis
Spinal Disc Bulges
Luxating Patella
Hip Dysplasia
Sprains/Strains
Natural Pain Management

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Read Before You Schedule!

All animals must have a signed veterinary referral, required by Texas State Law, before scheduling an appointment with Dr. Massey. You can download the referral form here

I see small animals at these Firehouse Animal Health Centers:

Davenport Village / Westlake
Wednesday afternoons from 2-5 p.m.
801 N Capital of Texas Hwy #100, Austin, TX 78746
512-765-9009
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Belterra Village/Dripping Springs
Friday afternoons from 2-5 p.m.
166 Hargraves Dr c100, Austin, TX 78737
512-645-1000
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Note: For barn calls or house calls a $1/minute travel fee is applied for less than 10 animals at the location.