As an avid animal lover Dr. Nick became interested in animal chiropractic and explored this option as a way to combine his love of chiropractic with his love of animals. He travelled to Dallas, Texas to study at the Parker College of Chiropractic to earn his certification in Animal Chiropractic. He is currently one of a handful of Chiropractors in Canada certified by an AVCA accredited program and licenced to adjust animals.
Since 2003 Dr. Nick has been adjusting not only horses and dogs but also cats and a variety of other quadripeds.
Contact the office to see if he can help with your pet.
Check out the links below and videos at the bottom of this page for more info,
Dr. Nick discusses Animal Chiropractic on “Georgina Life”.
Animal Chiropractic by: Dr. Nick Daniels – Sutton West Chiropractic
Animal Chiropractic is an alternative drugless method of animal health care. Chiropractic is not a replacement for traditional veterinary medicine but works extremely well with it. It works by optimizing the function of the body’s nervous system to allow the body to heal itself.
Humans have enjoyed the benefit of Chiropractic care for over 100 years now. There are records dating back to this time to Chiropractors helping animals as well. Over the last decade the profession is taking off. A governing body called the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association has been established to oversee the profession.
Everyone knows that the body is controlled by the central nervous system. Due to its’ extreme importance the design of the body encases this master system in the bones of the skull and vertebral column. Messages are sent from the brain to the body and back again to the brain to keep everything working properly. Nerves communicate with muscles but also with all of your organs, glands and blood vessels. This feedback pathway requires open lines of communication through the spinal bones. If there is any interference on this pathway then the message between brain and body will be distorted. Chiropractors refer to this as Vertebral Subluxation.
Over the last 100 years Chiropractors have helped people by correcting subluxation chiropractic adjustment allowing the body to heal itself. This process is the same for animals as it is for people. The same simple principles apply to all vertebrates and the results in animals can be astounding.
The most common species to benefit from Animal Chiropractic are dogs and horses.
In the horse common problems include; lameness, shortened stride length, head tilt, pelvic un-levelling, conformational problems, resistance or pulling to one side, tenderness under the saddle, behavioural changes, chronic health problems that remain unresolved.
In the Canine, lameness, herniated discs, degenerative joints, hip dysplasia, partial paralysis in one or two limbs, chronic lethargy, seizures, unresponsive neurological problems, chronic health problems that remain unresolved.
For more information, contact an animal chiropractor trained through an AVCA recognized program.