What is Chiropractic? 

Chiropractic care is a manual method of treatment, used to treat neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunction in the body. Chiropractic focuses on abnormal movements of the spine and the effects these restrictions have on the nervous system and the entire body.  The goal of chiropractic treatment is to maximise mobility and optimise nervous system function. Restricted mobility between two vertebrae can adversely effect and irritate the nerves that exit the spine.  The entire spine and limbs are examined to identify restricted movement in individual joints. If restricted in motion is detected the affected joint will be treated with a chiropractic adjustment.

The vertebral joints are adjusted with the Chiropractors hands or fingers by making an extremely quick and very precise thrust along the plane of the joint. Chiropractic care is a very specific and gentle treatment. 

Uses of Chiropractic

  • Chronic musculoskeletal problems
  • Acute problems such as tension or stiffness

  • Prophylactic treatment to maintain fitness

  • Maintain soundness in older animals

  • Enhance performance ability 

  • As a complementary treatment for chronic lameness

Signs your dog may benefit from Chiropractic Care

In small animals there are varous symptoms. The most common include pain, dysfunction, and abnormality in mobility or posture.


  • Obvious injury

  • Changes in performance

  • Behavioural changes

  • Postural changes

  • Back pain

  • Stiffness

  • Difficulties standing or laying

  • Altered Tail or Head Carriage

  • Reluctance to Jump

  • Continual licking/scratching a particular area

  • Sensitivity to touch

  • Surgery pre/after care

  • Limited performance

Chiropractic treatment can only be undertaken if you have your vet's permission