What is Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation?
Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) is a healing technique that locates areas in an animal’s nervous system that have fallen out of communication and re-establishes that communication to induce healing. To date, VOM is the simplest, safest, and most effective healing modality available in veterinary medicine. For practitioners, this treatment is an objective, fast, and easy-to-apply technology that takes minimal time to master and has a scope of application that is yet to be fully appreciated.
Is Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation a Part of Chiropractic Care?
VOM is not chiropractic care. It exists in a gray area between veterinary medicine and chiropractic, but is similar to some chiropractic modalities that restore function by correcting misalignments in the spine (subluxations). However, VOM is still distinctly different from traditional chiropractic care. Since it offers the positive aspects of both veterinary medicine and chiropractic, it is a much more effective option overall. VOM is formally recognized by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Maine Veterinary Medical Association, and the German Shepherd Clubs of America.
Reducing Misalignment in the Spine and Joints
With VOM, we use a handheld device to reduce any existing misalignment in the spine without having to use unneeded movement and force. This activator tool helps us detect and treat misalignments without causing discomfort. It provides accurate and precise movements to specific areas of the spine to restore neuronal communication and increase healing.
What We Can Treat with VOM
Conditions we can treat with VOM include:
- Acute, chronic, and progressive lameness
- Hip dysplasia-like syndromes
- Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
- Progressive myelopathies (spinal cord injuries)
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Unilateral lameness
- Wobbler’s Disease
- Diseases of the knees
- Digestive disorders
- Behavioral and performance problems
- Agility dysfunction
- Endocrine disease
- …and more
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Pike
Dr. Amanda Pike is the newest addition to our veterinary team, and she has a significant interest in chiropractic care and Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation. She hopes to apply her knowledge and skills in these areas to help more pets heal and recover from debilitating conditions so they can go back to enjoying life. If you have questions for our team about these treatments and would like to schedule an appointment for your pet, please get in touch with us!