Once you have made an appointment, Turning Point will arrive at your home and/or barn with all the necessary equipment. This ensures your pet is in a comfortable space and with fewer distractions and anxiety than visiting the vets office. The initial visit will include a brief physical, neurological, lameness, and myofascial (tissue and muscle) exam. After these assessments, your pet will receive their first acupuncture and/or chiropractic treatment. The main focus of this visit is obtaining a complete and accurate medical diagnosis, setting up a treatment plan, and starting a treatment course without damaging a future positive relationship with your pet. Follow up treatments may be needed based on individual needs.
A chiropractic adjustment is used to improve motion to joints that have less mobility than they should. With an adjustment we can improve how horses are able to use their body and maintain comfort. Chiropractic can be used as a stand alone treatment, but also goes very well with acupuncture.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to help restore motion to joints and the spine to promote nerve transmission and proper mobility.
Chiropractic has the advantage to help sore backs and improve mobility and movement for all species. This therapy is well tolerated and minimal side effects.
Acupuncture for horses can be used to treat musculoskeletal, neurological, and reproductive issues. It is also great to help improve performance, ease stress, and as a maintenance therapy. Treatments are well tolerated and have no drug withdrawals. We utilize dry needling and electro-acupuncture regularly. Because acupuncture can cause pets to be tired, it is recommended not to ride for 24 hours after a treatment.
Dogs and cats usually handle acupuncture treatment very well. For best results, they should be in a relaxed environment. Acupuncture is great for neurological conditions, musculoskeletal dysfunction (including osteoarthritis), and metabolic diseases. Acupuncture should be painless and calming to both you and your beloved pet.
Acupuncture has shown to be a safe and effective way to help with multiple bovine conditions. Additionally, it has no drug withdrawal times, making it ideal for production and show animals. Those that are not halter trained will need to have stocks available for treatment.
Also called "photobiomodulation", laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. With this laser device light interacts with tissues at the cellular level to increase circulation, stimulate celllular regeneration and increase cellular function. Laser therapy as many similar effects as acupuncture, but is completely non-invasive.
There have been extensive controlled scientific studies that show laser therapy's ability to help with:
- Muscle strains
- Tendon/Ligament Strains
- Wound healing
- Neck/Back Pain
- Nerve regeneration
Similar to acupuncture, improvement can be seen after the first treatment, but most patient require a few treatments before significant results are visible.
Is it safe?
Laser therapy is one of the safest non-invasive therapies that we have today. No restraint or sedation is needed for your pet to receive this treatment. As with acupuncture most animals enjoy the calming effect and will sit quietly for their treatment.
Additional farm call charge, typically $50, is based on location. Discounts for multiple pets.
Additionally, we will collect a full history to tailor treatment to any prior medical needs. This is needed for an accurate diagnosis and to determine an appropriate treatment plan. You will be able to receive a record of this treatment that can also be sent to any referring veterinarian.
With a thorough exam we can determine whether acupuncture or chiropractic or both would fit best with your horses needs.
This includes a full body exam of each joint and applying adjustments where needed including: head, neck, all 4 limbs, ribs/sternum, back and pelvic.
Acupuncture treatments use tiny needles inserted at specific location to reduce pain and inflammation and improve nerve stimulation. This can include needles alone or the additional use of a micro electrical current.
Additional house call charge, typically $50, is based on location.
This comprehensive consultation will provide a more accurate medical diagnosis and identify subtle areas of pain to outline an treatment plan. A full visual depiction of services will be provided and able to be sent to referring practitioners if desired.
Follow up visit are often needed depending on the medical condition treated. Components of the previous exam will be used to determine progress and continued acupuncture treatment will be performed.
While pets seem to hold their chiropractic adjustments longer than humans they oven need follow up care based on the specific diagnosis.
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