Companions in Motion LLC offers complete certified animal chiropractic care as well as Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (Acupuncture and herbal therapy) for dogs, cats and horses. CIM also offers a line of whole food nutritional supplements by Standard Process Inc. and Jing Tang Chinese Herbal Products, and Doterra Essential Oils.
Signs that your dog, cat, or horse may benefit from animal chiropractic/ Acupuncture/ Integrative therapy:
- 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)
Conditions that can benefit from integrative therapies:
Musculoskeletal problems- muscle soreness, back pain, disc problems, osteoarthritis, DJD Performance enhancement and the prevention of disease, Neurologic disorders- seizures, laryngeal hemi-plaegia, facial or radial nerve paralysis, GI disorders- diarrhea, gastric ulcers, colic, vomiting, constipation, impaction, and Other chronic conditions…
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.
In addition, TCVM veterinarians look at the whole animal instead of just signs, symptoms, or the current problem. Example: a TCVM vet sees arthritis + hot spots + bad gums and thinks how they may all be related…
Phone (724) 815-0488
The Holistic Pet Nutrition Center: http://www.thehpnc.com/home.html
120 Perry Hwy Suite 2, Harmony PA