Chiropractic / Bodywork / Acupuncture

Alleviate Pain & Enhance Your Horse’s Performance

Is your horse suffering from one of these problems?

  • Lack of Impulsion
  • Saddling Issues
  • Stiffness
  • Bucking
  • Reaction to girthing
  • Lead change difficulty
  • Bit Evasion
  • Arthritis
  • Resistance to aids

Equine chiropractic care and bodywork can alleviate the pain that causes these problems.

If your horse is distracted by pain, then he is unable to listen to you. Chiropractic and bodywork involve multiple types of manual therapy to create relaxation, optimal motion and peak performance of the equine athlete.

Chiropractic care removes nerve interference, and relieves muscle tension, to allow the body to move more easily and efficiently. It is a natural drug free approach to increase suppleness, relaxation, performance, and comfort of your horse.

With chiropractic care and bodywork your horse will experience:

  • Enhanced collection ability
  • Optimal Gaits
  • Improved comfort
  • Increased suppleness
  • Increased Impulsion
  • Relaxation
  • Improved responsiveness to Aids
  • Smoother Transitions

A thorough evaluation, including, stance, palpation of structure, range of motion, gait analysis, and neurologic function, is performed prior to chiropractic care and soft tissue bodywork. This evaluation will determine areas of pain and dysfunction to be treated. Saddle fit examination is also performed.

Veterinary chiropractic refers to the adjustment of subluxations of the joints of the vertebral column, limbs and skull. A subluxation refers to a dynamic complex involving bone, joint capsule, ligament, muscle, nerve, and blood vessels. When present subluxations result in neurologic and biomechanical dysfunction. The effect is upon the motion and comfort of your horse. When subluxations are present, your horse experiences pain, diminished and imbalanced motion, and decreased performance.

With chiropractic and bodywork, your horse will benefit from increased comfort and optimal movement.

Be Healthy and Pain Free Naturally!
Call Dr. Finn to schedule an evaluation of your horse. 360-297-3323

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Time tested strategies for healing and pain relief

Help your horse be healthy & pain-free – naturally!

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine is a natural drug -free approaches to healing. This system of medicine has been practiced for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine supports the body’s ability to heal and rebalance itself.

Traditional Chinese medicine involves acupuncture and herbal medicine. These systems of medicine are based on the principal that health requires balance of all body systems, and a free flow of energy.

The energy that flows through the body is referred to as Chi. Imbalance and obstructed Chi flow leads to poor health, pain, and disease. Healing and pain relief are accomplished by correcting blockages in the flow of chi, and restoring balance in the body.

Conditions that are successfully treated by Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine:

  • Colic
  • Founder
  • Lameness
  • Hormonal Disturbances
  • Back Pain
  • Tension/Anxiety
  • Neurological Disease

Traditional Chinese Medicine supports the body’s ability to heal and rebalance itself

Equine Acupuncture

Acupuncture utilizes strategically placed needles, to stimulate specific points on the body. These points are located along channels of Chi energy called meridians. Stimulation of these points restores the flow of chi, and corrects blockage and imbalance.

As a result your horse can achieve optimal health and be pain free.

Modern research continues to discover scientific explanations for of the effects of acupuncture. It has been discovered that acupuncture points are located in areas rich in nerve plexuses. Stimulation of acupuncture points induces the release of B-endorphins, serotonin and other neurotransmitters. These natural substances are well known to have many positive roles in pain relief and healing.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine also utilizes Chinese herbs to assist in healing and rebalancing the body. These naturally occurring substances, correct imbalances that lead to disease and pain. Animals may be treated with herbal medicine alone, or a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Tremendous numbers of clinical studies have proven that Chinese herbal medicines are effective for treating a wide variety of medical diseases.

Traditional Chinese Medicine supports the body’s ability to heal and rebalance itself. This natural drug-free approach will help your horse be healthy and pain free.

Call Dr. Finn to schedule an evaluation of your horse. 360-297-3323