Animal Chiropractic Care

Dr. Jensen performs a chiropractic adjustment on a horse.

Jake Jensen, DVM, cVMA, cVSMT is currently scheduling appointments for chiropractic care of horses who are patients of Janssen general practice. Dr. Jensen is certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (cVSMT) and is a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors (CoAC). He has completed over 220 hours of post-graduate chiropractic training through the Healing Oasis Wellness Center and National University of Health Sciences.

Animal Chiropractic* is a manual therapy that focuses on the relationship between the body’s musculoskeletal structure and its neurologic function. Animal chiropractors use careful palpation and mobilization to diagnose areas of the spine or extremities that are not moving appropriately. They then use high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts (manipulations) to restore normal range of motion and function, reduce pain, decrease muscle hypertonicity, and stimulate the nervous system.

At Janssen Veterinary Clinic, we integrate the latest conventional Western medicine treatments with other complementary therapies to treat the whole animal and provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. If your pet is experiencing back pain, reduced range of motion or stiffness in joints, poor performance without obvious lameness, or has a problem that has not responded to other conventional techniques, then animal chiropractic may be of benefit.

*Note: To legally perform chiropractic care on animals in the state of Indiana, the treatment must be provided by a Certified Animal Chiropractor. This requires that the provider be either a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) who has successfully completed training at a recognized animal chiropractic program and been certified by the AVCA (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association), the IVCA (International Veterinary Chiropractic Association) or the College of Animal Chiropractors (CoAC).