Animal Chiropractic Care

Jake Jensen, DVM, cVMA, cVSMT is currently scheduling appointments for chiropractic care of dogs and horses. Dr. Jensen is certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (cVSMT) and is a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors (CoAC). He has completed over 220 hours of post-graduate chiropractic training through the Healing Oasis Wellness Center and National University of Health Sciences. Equine exams include gait analysis and saddle fit evaluation. Please call the clinic to arrange for treatment at (317) 758-4865.

Animal Chiropractic1 is a field of animal health care that focuses on the preservation and health of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Because nerves control everything that happens in your animals, anything adversely affecting the nervous system will have detrimental effects that will cascade throughout the entire body.

The spinal cord is a complex framework of bones (vertebra), ligaments, muscles and nerves. If the movement and biomechanics of the vertebra become dysfunctional, they can interfere with the performance of the nerves that branch off of the spinal cord and connect to the all of the muscles and organs. The resulting loss of normal mobility can produce stiffness, tension, pain, impaired ability to heal and even organ dysfunction.

The goal of an animal chiropractor is to restore function and mobility to compromised vertebra in an effort to re-establish neurologic transmissions. This allows the body to perform at its optimum potential. Chiropractic treatment restores the normal motion of the vertebra, thus removing neurological interference. When the nerves can efficiently communicate with all the structures in your animal’s body, they will begin to heal from within.

Symptoms of spinal fixation are vast, and may include pain, spasm, sensitivity to touch, lameness, gait abnormalities and postural compromise. These are the symptoms that are the easiest to detect. Additionally, a trained doctor can distinguish some of the more subtle changes that occur when organs begin to malfunction.

Animal Chiropractic is an integrative method that is best used in conjunction with good traditional veterinary care. This is the beginning of a more modern, comprehensive approach to your animal’s healthcare. It can be an effective and valuable means of restoring and maintaining an animal’s strength, vigor and well-being. By exploring and treating the root causes of their aches, pains and illnesses, a chiropractic exam will help ensure maximum improvement, top performance and an exceptional quality of life for our animal companions.

1Note: To legally perform chiropractic care on animals in the state of Indiana, the treatment must be provided by a Certified Animal Chiropractor. This requires that the provider be either a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) who has successfully completed training at a recognized animal chiropractic program and been certified by the AVCA (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association), the IVCA (International Veterinary Chiropractic Association) or the College of Animal Chiropractors (CoAC).