Manual Therapy

Therapeutic techniques to help improve function.


Manual therapy techniques are provided through skilled hand movements used to improve tissue extensibility, increase range of motion, induce relaxation, mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints modulate pain and reduce soft tissue swelling.

Our Goal

Stress the connective tissue along their normal lines of stress. Minimize effects of the formation of contractions due to decrease joint motion secondary to osteoarthritis. Enhance synovial movement for cartilage nutrition and diffusion of materials in the joint. DECREASE pain!


Increase range of motion by active and passive stretching. Increase flexibility, prevent adhesions, remodel periarticular fibrosis, and improve muscle and other soft tissue extensibility. Local edema and joint effusion may limit joint motion mechanically.


Gentle manipulation of superficial and deep tissues. Prevent adhesions of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Improves soft tissue relaxation, muscle flexibility venous and lymphatic flow, local blood flow.

Joint mobilizations

Forces applied in an oscillatory manner, not sustained. Grade 1 and 2 mobilizations are used for pain management. Grade 3 and 4 breaks up scar tissue to allow better range of motion.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are grade 5 joint mobilizations and will only be performed by a certified veterinary chiropractor. Chiropractic adjustments are used to help restore joint motion and alignment.