“Adjusting a horse reminds me of why I love being a chiropractor; they don’t place a limit on what an adjustment can do for them in their performance or well-being.” – Dr. Petra Sullwold, DC.
At Equus Chiropractic we understand that we ask our horses to do remarkable things for us. Therefore, it only seems right to ensure top performance and exceptional quality of life for the animal companions we love.
Horse Chiropractic is a field of animal health care that focuses on the preservation and health of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Why? Because nerves control everything that happens in a body. Anything adversely affecting the nervous system can detrimentally resonate throughout the entire body. The command centers of the nervous system are the brain and spinal cord which are protected by the spine. The spine is a complex framework of bones (vertebrae), ligaments, muscles, and nerves. If the vertebrae becomes dysfunctional, those vertebrae interfere with the performance of the nerves that are branching off of the spinal cord, interacting with all the muscles and organs in the body. The result of such interference can be stiffness, tension, pain, loss of normal mobility, and even organ dysfunction.
The goal of a horse chiropractor is to restore function and mobility to the compromised vertebrae through hands-on adjustments. Once the nerves can efficiently communicate with the other structures in the body, they begin to heal from within; allowing the body to perform at its optimum potential.
This is the beginning of a more modern, comprehensive approach to your animal’s healthcare. Horse chiropractic is an effective and valuable means of restoring and maintaining strength and vigor. By exploring and treating the root causes of your animal’s aches, pains, and illnesses we at Equus Chiropractic will ensure maximum improvement, top performance, and improved standard of life.