Lowcountry Animal Chiropractic


Lowcountry Animal Chiropractic was founded by Dr. Courtney, a graduate of New York Chiropractic College with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Courtney's love for animals led her to complete her training at Options for Animals to become a certified animal chiropractor. Lowcountry Animal Chiropractic gives honest and compassionate care to all of her patients, and would love to keep your pet as happy and healthy as possible.




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Simply put animal chiropractors look for abnormal or restricted movement of the joints of the spine and extremities which have an effect on the nervous system and the entire body. The goal of the animal chiropractor is to restore proper movement of the affected joints so the nervous system and body can function at its maximum healthy potential.
The first visit takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Then any follow up visits take approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Sometimes after the adjustment the animal can be sore. If performed correctly and with proper training chiropractic is safe and effective in treating your animal.
Not usually, unless there is an area that is already sore and inflamed to begin with, typically most animals enjoy getting adjusted and it is not painful.
Animals do not generally need any time off, you want to keep them moving after an adjustment so they can get used to the new position and alignment of the joints, but some modified activity is suggested
  • They are either a Doctor of Chiropractic or a Veterinarian
  • They have successfully completed a course/program.
  • They are certified either by the AVCA (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association) or the IVCA (International Veterinary Chiropractic Association). There is NO Board certification in animal Chiropractic.
Dr. Courtney uses a hands on technique to specifically find areas of inflammation and joint restriction. A high velocity low amplitude thrust (or adjustment) is performed to these joints, therefore restoring normal joint motion and helping relieve pressure on surrounding tissues.


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Animal Chiropractic in a Nutshell



Dog
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Dogs
Chiropractic therapy has, over the past few decades, gained widespread acceptance within conventional medicine.

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Horse
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Horses
Even though horses have a very thick muscle mass over the spine, the vertebral joints are moveable and relatively easy to manipulate.

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Other Animals
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Felines
Your feline companion can also benefit from chiropractic therapy to promote a healthy lifestyle and well-being throughout their 9 lives.

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