Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy

Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy

At Companion Animal Rehab and Athletics, we are committed to offering a wide range of innovative and effective treatments for your pet’s health.
Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT) is a specialized treatment that focuses on your pet’s joint health and nervous system, leading to improved movement, reduced discomfort, and increased body awareness.

Key Benefits of Veterinary
Spinal Manipulation Therapy

At Companion Animal Rehab and Athletics, our experienced professionals work closely with you and your pet to create a customized VSMT treatment plan designed to address their specific needs. By integrating VSMT into your pet’s care, you can help them experience improved mobility, reduced pain, and an overall enhanced sense of wellbeing.

To learn more about how Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy can benefit your pet, contact us today and schedule a consultation with our expert team. Together, we can help your pet achieve optimal health and wellness through comprehensive, innovative care.


High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) Adjustments

Our skilled practitioners perform precise HVLA adjustments on specific joints, which stimulates the golgi tendon organs (GTOs) and leads to muscle relaxation and increased range of motion.


Nervous System

VSMT goes beyond addressing individual joints—it also has a profound impact on your pet’s nervous system. The HVLA adjustments stimulate large diameter alpha fibers, decreasing pain perception and activating the cortex and brainstem.


Joint Receptor

Our joints contain numerous receptors that communicate with the brain, providing information on limb positioning and movement. VSMT utilizes this complex communication system to influence the nervous system and benefit the joint itself.


Improved Gait
and Movement

Through targeted adjustments, VSMT can significantly enhance your pet’s gait and overall movement, contributing to a more active and comfortable lifestyle.



By addressing joint health and nervous system function, VSMT can effectively alleviate your pet’s pain and discomfort, promoting a better quality of life.


Body Awareness

VSMT helps improve your pet’s body awareness by stimulating various receptors such as pressure receptors, muscle spindle cells, and GTOs, resulting in better coordination and balance.

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    100 S Cass Ave.
    Westmont, IL 60559


    Monday- 9-3
    Tuesday- 9-5
    Wednesday- 9-5
    Thursday- 11-7