From the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association:
Veterinary Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy concerned with good health through restoration and maintenance of a properly functioning neuromusculoskeletal system, without the use of drugs or surgery.
Veterinary Chiropractic care is a manual therapy, which can be used for many health and performance problems. It focuses on the biomechanical dysfunction of the spine and its effect on the entire nervous system throughout the body.
Veterinary Chiropractic treatment does not replace traditional veterinary medicine; however, it can provide additional means of diagnosis and treatment options for spinal problems as well as biomechanical related musculoskeletal disorders. Veterinary Chiropractic can often eliminate the source of acute or chronic pain syndromes.
Veterinary Chiropractic treatment can be used for:
* Chronic musculoskeletal problems
* Acute problems such as tension or stiffness
* Prophylactic treatment to maintain fitness
* Maintaining soundness in older animals
* As a complementary treatment for chronic lameness such as bone spavin, navicular syndrome or tendon problems in the horse as well as arthrosis, spondylosis or tendon problems like cruciate ligament in the dog.
Learn more here: https://ivca.de
We are currently offering Veterinary Chiropractic Care through Dr. Amber Langmeier:
Being born and raised on a small family dairy farm in southwest Wisconsin inspired Dr. Amber Lynn Langmeier’s love for animals. During high school, Dr. Langmeier became passionate about Chiropractic care following a farm accident that broke her jaw. The immense relief received from her Chiropractor led her to pursue her dreams of bringing chiropractic care to all animals.
Dr. Langmeier attended the University of Wisconsin Platteville and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Biology. She attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport IA. There she was introduced to Sacral Occipital Technique, leading her to become a Certified Sacral Occipital Practitioner.
While at Palmer College she traveled to Kerala India to participate in a clinic aboard. There she became grounded in her passion for uniquely serving each client based on their individual needs. She was the Animal Chiropractic Club president and spent her free time becoming trained in Joint Yoga through the Animal Care Specialist Center of Wisconsin. Joint Yoga is a pain-free joint and muscle release technique utilized to help relieve pain, discomfort, and aid in wellness. During her last year of rotations, she strengthened her knowledge of animal chiropractic, by completing the Animal Chiropractic program at Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic, in Wellsville, Kansas. Following that, she interned at the Yellowstone Naturopathic Center in Billings Montana with the primary chiropractor who specializes in functional neurology and equine chiropractic. In 2015 she graduated with her Doctorate of chiropractic and became a Certified Animal Chiropractor through the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Langmeier moved to Maryland with her dog Artie and spent three years working alongside a sacral occipital practitioner and animal chiropractor. During that time she cared for small and large animal patients at various veterinarian wellness facilities, canine training facilities, and at equestrian barns. In 2017 she attended over 100 hours of Veterinary Herbal Medicine coursework, and continues to broaden her knowledge in herbal and Ayurvedic medicine.
In Summer of 2018, Dr. Langmeier got married in Kerala, India to her husband Gokul, and they currently reside in Lovettsville VA with their dog Artie.
Please call us at 703-242-6000 to make an appointment for your pet with Dr. Langmeier for chiropractic care!