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Services / Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation

Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) is a healing technology that locates areas of the animal's nervous system that have fallen out of communication and re-establishes neuronal communication and thus induces healing. This technique can be used to locate and reduce all neuronal subluxations. All neuronal subluxations have a pathological reflex that can be objectively demonstrated.

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All spinal manipulaton techniques reduce vertebral subluxations by providing motion or force to the fixated or subluxated joint. VOM delivers its force with a hand held device called a spinal accelerometer. It is used to reduce the subluxations in your pets. It cannot create a subluxation. It provides very accurate and precise motion to specific areas of the pet's spine and if subluxation is present, it can detect and reduce it quickly and without pain or injury. It can confirm that the neuronal subluxation is reduced even if it is not associated with an anatomical listing.

The beauty of VOM is that it provides the exact amount of force to the subluxated joint needed to reduce the subluxaton without having to induce a lot of motion. It is motion that can potentially injure the animal; torsion, twisting, etc., used in manual adjustment techniques. The device uses speed, instead of motion to maintain the force needed to reduce a subluxation. The device fires at a rate of two to four miliseconds, which is five to ten times faster than the animal's ability to resist the adjustment. The patient is always adjusted even if they are resistant or fractious, and no matter their position.

VOM is used to treat:

  • Acute and non- acute lameness
  • Progressive Lameness
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Progressive myelopathies
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Wobblers disease
  • Stifle problems
  • Esophageal disease
  • Increased or decreased gut motility
  • Digestive disorders
  • Performance problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • Agility dysfunction
  • Many more

A series of three to five re-adjustements may be needed to reach a point where the subluxation pattern is stabilized. Maintenance checks may be necessary every four to six months. The average pet will see some positive response within the first week and commonly the condition will be better within the first three adjustments, but should still be scheduled for follow-up treatments.

The body gets used to functioning in a misaligned state, because the nervous system has adapted in a way that allows a marginal level of function. When the body is re-introduced to functioning correctly, that adaptation wins out for a period of time until the nagging pseudo-memory of the neuronal adaptation re-expresses itself on the body again and the body slips out of adjustment. Systematic readjustment on a set schedule finally wins out over the pseuo-adaptive memory and further adjustments are not necessary.