Companions in Motion LLC offers complete certified animal chiropractic care for dogs, cats and horses. CIM also offers a line of whole food nutritional supplements by Standard Process Inc.
Signs that your dog, cat, or horse may benefit from animal chiropractic:
- Pain when touched or lifted
- Reluctance or difficulty climbing stairs or jumping
- Difficulty getting up and down
- Changes in attitude or behavior
- Changes in appetite or output
- Constantly licking or chewing paws
- Lameness or change in gait
- Altered sitting: ‘puppy sitting’
- Laying on one side
- Changes in Performance
- Cats In particular may exhibit hiding behavior
- Changes in posture
- Resistance to being ridden (horses)
Chiropractic is a manual method of Therapy. Simply put, doctors practicing certified animal chiropractic look for abnormal or restricted movement of the joints of the spine and extremities called Vertebral Subluxation Complexes (VSCs). VSCs have an effect on the nervous system and the entire body. The goal of the animal chiropractor is to restore proper movement to the affected joints with high velocity-low amplitude thrusts called adjustments. Restored movement allows the nervous system and body to function at their maximum, healthy potential.
Chiropractic was founded on the premise that every living body is more than a machine made up of parts. Since its beginning in the 19th century, chiropractic has taken a vitalistic approach in healthcare. Vitalism is the philosophy that living things are made of an organized intelligent life energy. The founders of chiropractic called this energy ‘innate intellegence.’ This ‘innate’ is the difference between a live and a dead body. Chiropractic is founded in the idea that a body knows how to function and heal on its own. The purpose of chiropractic care is to help animals maximize their expression of this innate intelligence within their body.