Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation
If your pet has an agility dysfunction, lameness, or a similar condition, veterinary orthopedic manipulation (VOM) care can help, and it’s available at Animal Kingdom Veterinary Center. All of our alternative treatment options are offered by Dr. Ana Falk, who has been practicing holistic and traditional veterinary medicine for more than a decade. With VOM, she can treat more than a dozen conditions in dogs and cats, helping to improve their quality of life.
What Is VOM?
Veterinary orthopedic manipulation is a healing technique that was developed by Dr. William L. Inman, BS, CVCP, in his clinical practice in the 1980s. It involves using a device called a spinal accelerometer to accurately locate areas of an animal’s nervous system that have fallen out of communication. As a result, the nerves of the spinal cord can be reset using a small amount of motion and a rapid amount of force, which then induces healing.
Since it was first developed, VOM has been enhanced and perfected with the help of thousands of practitioners all over the world. The technique is similar to chiropractic care in that it restores function by reducing partial dislocations, but it lies in between chiropractic care and veterinary medicine.
What Can VOM Treat?
The short and simple answer is “a lot!” VOM has been used for decades to treat various conditions in various species, including:
- Acute and non-acute lameness
- Agility dysfunction
- Behavioral problems
- Digestive disorders
- Endocrine disease
- Esophageal disease
- Hip dysplasia and similar conditions
- IV disc diseases
- Performance problems
- Progressive myelopathies
- Wobbler’s disease
- …and more
How Successful Is VOM Treatment?
VOM has successfully treated more than 90% of patients in veterinary practices all over the world since the 1980s. Thousands of veterinarians are learning VOM techniques every year to provide relief for their patients, and we’re pleased to offer Dr. Falk’s expertise with these techniques to help our patients.
If you’d like to view or read testimonials from other veterinarians who have had success with VOM, visit VOM’s testimonials page. And if you’d like to know if VOM can help YOUR pet, give us a call at 319-626-2999 to schedule a consultation.