Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM)

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Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (or VOM) is a healing technology developed in the early 80’s by veterinary surgeon Dr. William L. Inman. Inman originally used it on pets that had a poor prognosis of being helped by surgery, and found amazing results on these cases. The technique expanded to include many issues that can affect companion animals. It may also be used on healthy animals as well as animal athletes for “maintenance” and the prevention of injury.

VOM uses a device that delivers motion faster than the human hand, but with less total force, into a joint segment. Because of this, the animal being treated can be at any level of discomfort (or lack of) or in any position during treatment making the therapy much easier for the patient. As the motion from the device moves the joint, it affects the nerve in the joint. This causes the nervous system to reduce pain and restore proper function. VOM is also capable of speeding the healing process.

Routinely treated are conditions such as:

  • Lameness
  • Hip Dysplasia-like syndromes
  • IV disc disease
  • Progressive myelopathies (down in the rears dogs)
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Unilateral lameness
  • Wobblers’ Disease
  • Diseases of the knee
  • Esophageal disease
  • Digestive disorders
  • Performance problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • Agility dysfunction
  • Endocrine disease

And many more.

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