Chiropractic Services for Animals
Diversified Chiropractic Technique – Chiropractic as we know it begin in 1898 under the development of D. D. Palmer. The Diversified Technique adjusts the vertebral subluxation complexes (VSC) (problems caused by restriction between vertebral joints and their ligaments, blood and lymphatic vessels and other associated tissues) of the spine and pelvis to directly affect skeletal joints, nerves and muscle function, while indirectly affecting visceral or organ function of the body. Diversified Doctors of Chiropractic are also trained how to adjust extraspinal joints of the limbs, temporomandibular joint (TMJ or jaw) and ribs. DeAnn Adams completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic training in this technique at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN in 1998. Dr. DeAnn Adams is licensed in the state of MN by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE).
Animal Chiropractic – applies Diversified Chiropractic Technique, as described above, to animals. Dr. DeAnn Adams, DC studied and successfully completed her training with horses, dogs and cats to receive her Animal Chiropractic Certificate from Options for Animals College in Wellsville, KS and attained her International Veterinary Animal Chiropractic Certificate (IVCA) in 2011. In the State of MN, where Dr. D. Adams practices, she may only evaluate and treat animals with a referral from a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (downloadable form is located at the bottom of this page). This ensures that underlying pathology has either been identified or ruled out prior to a chiropractic treatment. Dr. D. Adams animal chiropractic focus is on Equine, Canine and Feline. She is registered with the MBCE.
Pictures to the right depict Dr. D evaluating various clients for chiropractic care.