Chiropractic for your Horse-Balanced Equine Performance
Animal Biomechanical Medicine
Animal Biomechanical Medicine (ABM) is a new field of animal treatment that incorporates techniques from Veterinarians, Osteopaths and Chiropractors together to combine a wholistic treatment for the horse. The main focus for the ABM practitioner is to identify biomechanical dysfunctions and treat them using Chiropractic, Osteopathic, fascial and muscular techniques.
Animal Chiropractic is a field of Veterinary Medicine that allows the practitioner to find "Vertebral Subluxation complexes" (VSC).
A VSC causes a reduction of movement within the normal Range of Motion (ROM) of a joint as well as causing inflammation within the associated nerves.
Veterinary chiropractors are able to assess the spine and other joints to determine if they are "stuck" and can then undertake specific adjustments to the VSC's to return them to normal motion.
The Chiropractic adjustment not only allows for the return of normal ROM but also allows for the normalisation of the nervous system and promote the innate ability of the animal to heal itself.
Osteopathic techniques consist of similar treatment pricniples as Chiropractic however include more gentle approaches to releasing tissues including soft tissue techniques as well as non-force neurological influencing techniques such as fascial and respiratory releases.
When ABM is used on a regular basis we can maintain the normal function of the joints and minimise biomechanical dysfunctions as well as delivering pain relief and reducing inflammation of the related nervous system. This will allow your animal to reach more of its full potential.