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Dr. Greg Schmid is Certified in Animal Chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Greg attended Options for Animals Chiropractic College in Kansas City and passed his certification exam in February of 2018.
Chiropractic care is a manual therapy focused on biomechanical dysfunction of the spine. Chiropractic evaluation does not replace traditional veterinary medicine, but can provide additional means of diagnosis and treatment options for musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders. The goal of Chiropractic care is to identify areas of restricted motion within vertebral facet joints, sometimes referred to as functional misalignments. Chiropractic adjustments are the manual therapy applied to restore mobility and address neurological dysfunction along the spine. Chiropractic treatment can often eliminate the source of acute or chronic pain symptoms and allow the muscles and ligaments to maintain normal spinal function.
During an initial Chiropractic evaluation, Dr. Greg will palpate muscles and motion joints throughout your horse’s body. This allows him to identify abnormal swellings, muscle soreness or spasms, decreases in joint range of motion, etc. If restricted joint motion is identified, Chiropractic listings will be diagnosed and treated with an adjustment. Other abnormalities that may be identified can also be addressed as well. Chiropractic appointments can be scheduled in the hospital, or out at your barn.