News Spotlight on Animal Chiropractic Care

Fox News 21: Meet the Chiropractor Day 


In celebration of National Responsible Pet Owner Month, Dr. Lara Hill of Chiropractic Body and Life hosted Meet the Chiropractor Day with Dr. Claudia Cottrell. It was a fun and educational event to share how Animal Chiropractic Care can benefit our Furry Friends! Thanks to Dr. Lara Hill and Fox News 21 for spotlighting Animal Kingdom Chiropractic.

Cutting Horses

If you have or ride a cutting horse, or even if you have seen cutting horses in action, you can understand how these horses can get sore and painful. They are working hard and use a lot of strength getting low in the front end and rapidly moving side to side. For many cutting horses, nonworking hours are spent almost exclusively in the stall.

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Why Would You Have Your Agility Dog Adjusted?

For the same reason a human athlete does. Prevention of injuries is the number one reason. When the body is in top physical form; muscles toned and strong, cardiovascular system in optimum condition and function, immune system enhanced and efficient, and the skeletal system flexible and free of subluxations, the athlete has a greater potential for enhanced performance free from injury, pain, and restricted movement.

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A Chiropractic Approach to Lameness

There are a few things to consider if your horse exhibits some lameness. The first step in treatment is a veterinarian check to rule out possible pathology.

90% of all lameness is due to a lack of engagement. Engagement will be affected if the joints of the spine and extremities lack proper motion and flexibility.

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The History of Animal Chiropractic

Animal chiropractic has been around since the early 1900’s, with the opening of the animal clinic at the Palmer School and Infirmary of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. The founder of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, and his son, B.J. Palmer, believed that chiropractic was as useful to animals with spines as it was to humans. The clinic was very successful, and doctors completing the Palmer School were also awarded degrees in Doctor of Chiropractic Veterinary, D.C.V. Even though few people are aware, animal chiropractic is not new. There have been animal chiropractors as long as there have been chiropractors. But it wasn’t until 1986 that distinct, uniform education in animal chiropractic began.

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Intro to Animal Kingdom Chiropractic

My name is Dr. Claudia Cottrell, and I am a certified Animal Chiropractor. For the past 20 years, I have practiced human chiropractic. In August of 2011, I completed a 210 hour program with Options for Animals in Kansas, and earned my certification with the IVCA (International Veterinary Chiropractic Association).

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