Veterinary care has evolved into several specialties, such as oncology, internal medicine, and ophthalmology. Chiropractic care is a relatively new addition to the ever-growing list of veterinary services. At Champion Chiropractic in Cave Creek, AZ, Dr. Colleen Krahl is proud to be certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
Veterinary Chiropractic Care
Believe it or not, chiropractic care was first practiced in the early 20th century. The specialty was introduced at the Palmer School and Infirmary of Chiropractic in Iowa when the facility opened an animal clinic. The first veterinary chiropractic school was opened in 1985, and the specialty is gaining popularity. People who practice animal chiropractic care are required to receive specialized training that combines animal anatomy with chiropractic techniques.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Animals
Most owners see an immediate improvement in their animals immediately after treatment at Champion Chiropractic. Specifically, owners notice that their animals can walk better and appear to have less pain. Chiropractic care for animals can be a standalone option, much like when you receive an adjustment or be performed during recovery from surgical procedures.
Is Chiropractic Care Right for Your Animals?
Chiropractic care is appropriate for any animal that has vertebrae, such as horses, dogs, and cats. The treatments can also be performed on less common animal species, such as amphibians, reptiles, and birds.
Conditions Treated with Chiropractic Care for Animals
Dr. Krahl recommends chiropractic care for animals diagnosed with biomechanical and neurological disorders, such as degenerative joint disorders, neck and back pain, and disc disease. It is important to note that you should work closely with your veterinarian when you are considering chiropractic care at Champion Chiropractic.
Who Can Provide Chiropractic Care for Animals?
Animal chiropractic care can be provided by a veterinarian who has specialized training and any chiropractic who has completed specific training for treating animals. Dr. Krahl has been certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and will provide exceptional chiropractic care for your animals.
Are you curious about animal chiropractic care? Call Champion Chiropractic in Cave Creek, AZ, today at (480) 595-0001 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Krahl.