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What is VSMT?

Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy is a therapy for all animals (no matter how big, small, or wiggly) that focuses on the nervous system. With VSMT we are primarily looking for regions of the spine or extremities that lack proper motion. We refer to these areas as regions of hypomobility, and they are commonly called subluxations. WIth decreased motion your nerves feeding these areas becomes less active and can lead to increased pain, muscle spasms or atrophy, improper organ function, and other issues.  Additionally less good stimulation is occurring in the brain and a decrease in mentation (brain functioning) likely follows. To help with these issues we want to increase motion to these regions of hypomobility. In order to do these we utilize a chiropractic type adjustment. An adjustment in a high velocity, low force thrust against specific anatomic structures in anatomically appropriate angles.

Veterinary Spinal Manipulation can help with:
(by no means a complete list, but a sampling of how VSMT can help your animal)
  • Injuries
    • slips, falls, accidents
    • due to athletic competitions
    • from just being a dog or horse
  • Recovery and Rehabilitation
    • Post- surgical (esp. orthopedic procedures)
    • Post- anesthesia (even just a dental procedure)
  • Help with internal medicine disorders
    • Bladder and bowel issues
    • Gastrointestinal disorders
    • Hormonal imbalances
  • Joint and spinal health maintenance
    • jaw, TMJ problems, problems chewing
    • head shy, bridle or bit problems
    • pain relief from arthritis
    • to keep muscles strong around the joints and limit joint issues
  • Lameness
    • equine or canine
    • trouble getting up or down
    • gait abnormalities
  • Geriatic household pet
  • Performance optimization all around
  • Behavior or mood changes
  • Pain relief
  • MANY, MANY more!

Check out  the rest of the website for more information, and coming soon photos and videos or various adjustments!  Call Dr. Hoffman at 608.346.7912 with any additional question or to schedule your appointment.
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