Veterinary Medical Manipulation
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
Improved athletic performance
Senior comfort and maintenance
And, did you know it can also be used for…
Urinary or fecal incontinence
Difficulty chewing or swallowing
Obsessive licking of limbs or joints
Prevention of musculoskeletal injury