Spinal Manipulation (VSMT)

Pain and tenderness are often associated with areas of decreased motion. Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT) is use of a high velocity, low amplitude thrust applied to motion units of the body in your animal friend where decreased mobility is noted. These areas include the spine, head, limbs and tail. This treats not only the area affected, but also has a profound effect on the nervous system, circulatory system, musculoskeletal system, immune system and overall movement of the body.

Not only does VSMT benefit athletes, but also the younger animal that is showing some signs of growth abnormalities, soreness, or decreased organ function. Older animals show great improvement in range of motion, muscular strength, behavior and neurological function. Through these adjustments, information is sent to the brain and spinal cord to relieve pain and allow freer movement of muscles and joints. VSMT can be performed on all species in all age ranges.

“My affectionate, joyful mare, Luna, became lethargic and filled with muscle and joint pain due to Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis. She no longer wanted to be touched, her appetite faded, and she often stood alone in the shelter. Treatment with traditional western medicine wasn’t working and I thought I might lose her. A friend recommended Dr. Jody, who began treating Luna with homeopathy and veterinary spinal manipulation. Luna began to brighten almost immediately. With continued help from Dr. Jody, she made consistent progress over the course of a year, and recovered completely! Luna is back to her happy, friendly self. No illness, no pain, and I can even ride her now! I am beyond grateful to Dr. Jody for giving me my girl back.”
Karen Braun


Dr. Jody checks Moonshine’s tibia.
Dr. Jody adjusts Linus’ atlas.