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Veterinary Medical Manipulation

What is Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM)?

Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) is a manual therapy that uses motion palpation to find joint restrictions and alleviates them using quick and controlled joint adjustments. Correcting these joint restrictions restores normal range of motion, relaxes the muscles and relieves pain of a restricted joint. This improves circulation, neurologic function, and immune system performance.

Is Medical Manipulation and Chiropractic the same thing?

VMM is essentially chiropractic care for your pets. The reason it cannot be called as such is because a veterinarian, rather than a chiropractor, is the one performing the adjustment. When similar techniques are applied to animals, it is correctly called spinal manipulation or medical manipulation.

What can Veterinary Medical Manipulation be used for?

  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Muscle injury or spasm
  • Hind end weakness
  • Some neurologic deficits
  • Neck or back pain
  • Sway or arched back
  • Post-operative care
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Senior comfort and maintenance

And, did you know it can also be used for…

  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Congenital/structural abnormalities
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive licking of limbs or joints
  • Prevention of musculoskeletal injury
  • General wellness

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