Unleashing the Potential: Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy at Vermont Large Animal Clinic
At Vermont Large Animal Clinic, we are dedicated to ensuring the optimal health and well-being of your equine companion. Our experienced veterinarian, Dr. Emilie Beaupre, is not only a graduate of veterinary medicine but also a Certified practitioner in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT), commonly known as "Animal Chiropractic Care." Through this innovative approach, we address the intricate connections between the neuro-muscular-skeletal systems, promoting holistic equine health.
Understanding VSMT - Enhancing Equine Wellness
Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT) involves a comprehensive approach to equine health, focusing on functional neuro-muscular-skeletal aspects. Veterinarians and chiropractors undergo a rigorous postgraduate certification program spanning six months to master this technique. VSMT, or Animal Chiropractic Care, emphasizes identifying and correcting vertebral hypomobilities, areas where full range of motion is limited. These restrictions, if left unaddressed, can lead to stiffness, tension, and pain, ultimately impacting your horse's quality of life and performance.
Evaluation and Adjustment: Tailored Care for Your Equine Partner
During an initial evaluation, we align our treatment goals with your horse's activity level and training requirements. Through a combination of in-motion and static examinations, Dr. Emilie utilizes hands-on techniques and motion palpation to identify hypomobilities. High velocity low amplitude thrusts are then applied, targeting specific joints and planes to enhance motion in restricted areas. By correcting these limitations before they escalate into injuries, VSMT enables your horse to function at its peak potential.
Who Can Benefit from VSMT?
Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy is particularly beneficial for:
- Performance Horses: Ideal for horses involved in competitions, traveling, or trailering.
- Lameness Issues: Addressing gait irregularities and discomfort.
- Temperament or Behavior Changes: Alleviating behavioral issues related to physical discomfort.
- Stiffness or Mobility Challenges: Improving ease of movement, including getting up or down.
- Changes in Performance: Enhancing overall athletic performance and coordination.
Dr. Emilie Beaupre welcomes inquiries about specific concerns you might have regarding your horse's condition. With VSMT, we aim not only to treat existing issues but also to prevent potential injuries, allowing your equine partner to thrive and excel in all their endeavors.
At Vermont Large Animal Clinic, we believe in nurturing the bond between humans and animals, ensuring a life of health, happiness, and shared accomplishments. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Emilie Beaupre today and embark on a journey toward equine well-being. Your horse deserves nothing but the best – let us help them reach their full potential.