Animal chiropractic is an alternative, drugless method of health care used in conjunction with your regular veterinary care. Just like people, animals may experience symptoms of subluxations and may need to seek out chiropractic care.
Animal chiropractic care deals with the animal’s nervous system, removing interference and correcting subluxations. If interference gets into the nervous system, this can lead to an array of symptoms.
Dr. Molly strives to work hard to create a comfortable and familiar experience/relationship with your pet, ensuring a better quality of life in your animal and promoting overall wellness.
To schedule an appointment, please call Summit Family Chiropractic at (720) 660-5849.
Dr. Molly works with your animal’s body helping to create an ideal environment for natural healing from within. When your animal’s body is working like it should, it heals and functions more effectively daily, leading to a new level of health.
Basically, for the same reason as a human would get adjusted. To help relieve pain, recover from injury, improve performance, improve function, prevent injury and degeneration, and to improve overall health and quality of life.
What to Expect
At your pet’s initial visit, Dr. Molly will go through a thorough consultation, history, and exam. If subluxations were found, Dr. Molly would perform chiropractic adjustments, as necessary. As an owner you can help speed the process by having your initial history form filled out before Dr. Molly arrives.
After the first initial visit, Dr. Molly will start each appointment with questions on improvement, changes, etc. Before starting to analyze your pet.
Dr. Molly sees canine/feline patients either at her physical office location, Summit Family Chiropractic, in Louisville, CO or at your house. For home visits, there is no charge for visits within 5 miles of the office, after 5 miles there is a slight travel fee.
Dr. Molly sees equine patients at the barn/stable they are kept at. Dr. Molly will not see equine patients without the owner present at the time of the adjustment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to go to a vet if I have an animal chiropractor?
Chiropractic care does not intend to replace traditional veterinary care. It is considered an alternative therapy to be used concurrently and in conjunction with veterinary care.
How can chiropractic help my pet?
The goal of an animal chiropractor is to restore function and mobility to the subluxated vertebrae in an effort to reconnect the nervous system allowing the body to perform at its peak potential. Chiropractic can also enhance healing and increase range of motion in dogs and horses and enhance performance prior to competition.
What will the animal chiropractor do?
Animal chiropractors assess your animal, looking specifically for subluxations, which are misalignments of two bones. These subluxations can cause an array of effects within your pet.
Dr. Molly performs her chiropractic adjustments by hand, without the use of any tools or instruments. Doing this allows for Dr. Molly to be able to adapt and tailor each adjustment to the animal’s specific needs.
Depending on how much pain your animal is in, some adjustments can be tender, Dr. Molly watching to see how your animal reacts to palpation around each joint to give her an idea if/how tender that spot might be.
Tell me more about adjustments
Adjustments are performed when Dr. Molly finds specific subluxations within your animal’s spine & body. These specific subluxations are located where joints are moving improperly – this can lead to tight/tender muscles, and poor nerve function in that area.
Adjustments are done to increase the range of motion in that joint—which results in improved nerve function, reduce muscular tightness, and helps to reduce further wear & tear on the joint.
How do I know if my animal needs care?
Symptoms of subluxation may include pain, spasm, stiffness, sensitivity to touch, lameness, gait abnormalities, postural compromise and even organ dysfunction. AND there may be no symptoms at all.
Pets suffering from conditions such as: arthritis, hip dysplasia, ACL injuries, lameness, chronic health issues, and back problems have benefitted from chiropractic care.