International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic

Animal Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques

Animal Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques

General Principles of Animal Chiropractic Adjusting: 4 Hours. 
Certain factors increase the efficiency, safety, reliability and comfort of the chiropractic adjustment. These factors are discussed and demonstrated.

General Principles of Animal Chiropractic Adjusting Laboratory: 8 Hours.
Students will learn and fine tune through hands on laboratories, the principles learned above. Topics such as doctor, hand and body positions, contact points, safety and handling, use of speeder boards, and intricacies of the chiropractic adjusting thrust will be practiced.

Basic Animal Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques: 16 Hours. 
Specific animal chiropractic treatment techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Areas included will be sacropelvic, thoracolumbar, cervical, front limb, rear limb, ribs, TMJ, tail and cranium.

Animal Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques

Basic Animal Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques Laboratory: 20 Hours.
Individual hands-on instruction in all adjusting techniques taught in the course, are practiced on the dog and horse.

Review of Animal Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques: 7 Hours. 
All basic animal chiropractic adjusting techniques are reviewed.

Review of Animal Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques Laboratory: 13 Hours.
All adjusting techniques taught in the module before are reviewed and individual hands-on instruction is utilized for the second time on each technique. This individual hands on teaching occurs a third time during the integrated module as a review before the final examinations.

Open Question and Answer Technique Laboratory: 4 Hours. 
Students are given a chance to ask any questions they may have while in a laboratory setting so that demonstration on the animal is possible.

Comparative Animal Chiropractic Techniques Lecture and Laboratory: 4 Hours. 
At least four different animal chiropractic adjusting techniques are demonstrated and the students are encouraged to ask questions about each. This gives the student exposure to other methods and affords them the opportunity to seek further education in those techniques if desired.

Rehabilitation: 2 Hours. 
This lecture offers a basic review of several muscle, exercise and rehabilitative techniques.