Don’t choose! Both are incredibly important members of your animal’s healthcare team! Horses have over 205 bones (dogs at 320!) and almost as many articulations that are held together and mobilized via the muscular system. Muscular imbalances are the leading cause of skeletal misalignment, as skeletal misalignment can cause muscular imbalances. A REMT will help you assess the location and most likely cause of your animal’s weakness, and should it be required, refer you to a qualified chiropractor in your area.
Equine clients: BEWARE. There are NO REGULATIONS on who may practice chiropractic on large animals in Canada. Be wary of any massage therapists who also claim to practice chiropractic. Chiropractic uses “high velocity, low amplitude thrust” and is different from joint mobilization techniques that massage therapists will regularly use. HVLA can be very dangerous when not performed by a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine or Veterinarian. If you would like the contact information for a qualified AVCA trained chiropractor, please do not hesitate to contact me!