Chiropet provides treatment options that are not readily available in a conventional Veterinary practice or from a human Chiropractor or Acupuncturist. The aim is to provide a holistic health care program tailored to meet an individuals specific requirements utilising primarily Chiropractic and Acupuncture techniques as well as dietary, behavioural, herbal and natural therapies. Dr Condon has 33 years of experience working with animals in Veterinary practice. This extensive experience as well as the knowledge gained through studying and training in Chiropractic and Acupuncture ensures an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for many complex health problems.
A common treatment performed is the Chiropractic “manual adjustment”. This treatment is performed with a hand contact delivering a specific impulse to a specific area of the patient's spine or joints in a specific direction. The aim of a chiropractic adjustment is to restore normal motion to the area causing problems to the nervous system function. Often a small pop can be heard as the treatment is performed but this is not essential for an effective outcome. Usually there is minimal discomfort associated with chiropractic treatment.
In some cases the treatment can be performed using an instrument called an Activator. “Activator” treatment uses very low force to achieve good outcomes and can be used in very young or very old patients that may not tolerate manual treatments.
Acupuncture is used to manage many painful or more chronic and complex health conditions that are often difficult to manage with conventional Veterinary care. As with chiropractic, acupuncture assists the body to activate the bodies healing response.
The technique for acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine sterile acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. The insertion of acupuncture needles into these points stimulates a number of chemical and nervous system changes that relieve pain and improve organ function. Animals generally find acupuncture a gentle and comfortable experience. Acupuncture was developed in China and has been used for thousands of years in people and animals. There is strong scientific evidence to explain how acupuncture works.
Acupuncture points can also be stimulated by injecting substances such as Vitamin B12 or homeopathic medicines (aquapuncture), or by using low voltage electrical stimulation (electroacupuncture) and by illuminating the points with a laser.
How do you know your pet needs to see Chiropet?
As with ourselves health care starts at birth and continues all the way through life. Most people become aware of the need for their pet to see a chiropractor because of symptoms such as pain, lameness, stiffness or poor performance in a racing, show or agility dog. Many people are unaware of the role of chiropractic care especially in the older animal, believing that the symptoms are a normal part of old age.
Chiropet care does not replace an animal's conventional veterinary care but compliments it to ensure the very best health for the whole of the animal's life.
With an extensive background in veterinary care if the problem requires veterinary management then that can be identified early and appropriate help sought. Dr Condon is also available for telephone or on-line consultations if a "second opinion" is helpful or if looking at a problem from a different approach may provide a solution.