Animals just like humans, may need chiropractic care at some point in their lives. “Chiropractic” is a philosophy and system by adjusting the spinal column and joints by hand to remove nerve interference, thereby restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Regardless of shape, size or anatomy of the animal, the basic principles of chiropractic hold true.
When vertebrae become misaligned, there is a disruption of nerve flow to whatever area of the body those nerves control, creating a number of health issues. A misalignment is called a subluxation. Adjustments can be done to legs as well.
Animal Chiropractic Care may often be referred to as Veterinary Chiropractic Care. This service offers a drug-free approach to pet health care. It is important for your pets, if needed, to receive routine Veterinary Chiropractic Care because they cannot verbally tell us when something is wrong. Regular adjustments ensure that your pet maintains a healthy spine and nervous system.
Veterinary Chiropractic Care compliments Traditional Veterinary Medicine. It keeps animals healthy, active and energetic without the use of medications or surgery. Together, Chiropractic and Veterinary Care provide the maximum health benefits to animals so they can live long, healthy and happy lives.
Dr. Jordan Le Masurier graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2012, and attended the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre in Ontario to study Veterinary Chiropractics in 2013. This training consisted of over 200 hours of classroom and hands on live animal laboratory work and comprehensive exit examination. Dr. Jordan is a firm believer of combining conventional and alternative medicine.
Dr. Jordan provides chiropractic care, not only for small animals such as; cats and dogs, he also provides this service to the equine community. If you are a horse owner, these are a few things you should know:
When should I have my horse assessed for a chiropractic adjustment?
- Lameness not readily diagnosed by traditional veterinary techniques.
- Lameness that does not resolve fully with traditional western medicine.
- Reduced neck flexibility.
- A horse that suddenly stops enjoying being groomed.
- Muscle tightness in a localized area.
- Sudden new dislike of the tightening of the girth.
- New dislike of saddle placement.
- Acute or chronic neck or back pain.
- Joint stiffness.
- Poor performance.
- Altered gait not associated with overt lameness.
- New behavioral issues.
Dr. Jordan asks that you observe the behaviors and mood of your horse and communicate your concerns and observations. Many problems may be helped with chiropractic adjustments, and the course of treatment will be tailored to the specific needs of your horse.
Veterinary Chiropractic is not intended to replace Traditional Veterinary Medicine, but is a way to keep animals healthy, active and energetic without the use of medications or surgery. However when used together, chiropractic and veterinary care can provide the maximum health benefits to animals so they can live long and happy lives.
If you would like to discuss either small animal or equine chiropractic care with Dr. Jordan, please feel free to contact the clinic. You can contact us by either phoning (403) 239-4657, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE~All health problems should be brought to your veterinarians attention before seeking chiropractic care in order to rule out serious trauma or illness~
Dr. Jordan Le Masurier, DVM with Edgemont Veterinary Clinic