Focusing on the animals function. This is done by assessing the joints and making sure they are moving correctly. When there is an area that has a decreased range of motion this can cause interference to the nervous system. Which can cause aches, pain, swelling, muscle spasms and more. Once we determine where the problem is a specific adjustment is done to remove the interference and allows the animals body to heal itself.
They may cry, whimper, kick or even try to bite. All of these are normal responses to pain as they are trying to inform us of their discomfort.
Just like people, animals can get sore from their adjustments. We recommend allowing them to rest for the next 1-2 days. This means no hard working or jumping while their body is processing the adjustment. Some will lay around, while others may have a burst of energy! There's no one way for an animal to react after getting treated. Most animals show immediate success after their adjustment. However, some may need more than just the one treatment.
AVCA doctors go through extensive training as well as taking state board exams.
They also are the primary national credential for this field in North America. The AVCA also focuses on the continuing education and further growth of its practitioners.
The noise you hear isn't your bones! Nothing is breaking. It is actually the gas around the joint being released. Completely normal.