Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) is a healing technology that locates areas of the animal’s nervous system that has fallen out of communication, and re-establishes neuronal communication and thus induces healing. VOM is singularly the most simple, effective and safe healing modality in veterinary care to date. For the VOM practitioner it is an exquisitely objective, fast and easy to apply technology that takes a minimum amount of time to master and whose scope of application appears has yet to be fully appreciated.
What Can VOM Treat?
- Acute and non-acute lameness
- Hip Dysplasia
- IV disc disease
- Progressive myelopathies
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Wobbler’s Disease
- Diseases of the knee
- Esophageal disease
- GI motility problems
- Digestive disorders
- Performance/competition problems
- Behavioral problems
- Endocrine disease
How it Works
All chiropractic modalities have one thing in common in that they all reduce the vertebral subluxation complex by providing motion or force to the fixated or subluxated joint.
Spinal Injury = Neuronal Subluxation Syndrome = Pathological Read
Neuronal Subluxation + Motion (force) = Subluxation Reduced
So, if you put motion into a joint that is associated with a neuronal subluxation sign, you reduce the subluxation. It is that simple. All the various types of chiropractic techniques have this motion or force into the subluxated joint in common. VOM delivers its force with a hand-held device. It looks a bit like a spring-loaded doorstop. Your VOM practitioner has extensive references covering the research investigating the principles described above and can provide them upon request. These references are replete in chiropractic journals.
Please contact CHAI if you are interested in VOM therapy for your pet. Dr. Colleen Smith and Dr. Katie Smithson are both certified practitioners of this technique, and it can be used as a stand-alone therapy or combined with acupuncture and laser therapy, if indicated.