We work closely together with a local Animal Chiropractor, Dr Michael Richardson of Sunshine Coast Animal Chiropractic.  Michael has been treating animals for nearly two decades now, and uses gentle yet effective manipulative techniques including skeletal adjustments (either manually or using an Activator), muscle release work, trigger point therapy, and massage.  Michael spends an hour with every new patient, completing a comprehensive gait and physical examination, identifying and performing necessary adjustments and incorporating other therapies.  He also educates you about what you can be doing at home to ensure a more effective and ongoing treatment response, such as massage techniques or specific types of exercise.

We are also lucky to have Dr Viki Dioszegi, who has worked alongside Dr Rowan Kilmartin in Animal Options vet practice (which is now ‘Love That Pet’ Gold Coast North) learning the art of chiropractic care and hands-on healing for pets, working with us on a casual basis.  Dr Viki is very skilled with her hands and can help any animal experiencing pain or musculoskeletal issues with her chiropractic, osteopathic, acupuncture and body release techniques.  Viki is passionate about ensuring the best outcome for pets and can discuss what rehab options are best for your pet.

If your pet is suffering from injuries or pain, and has signs such as lameness, stiffness, reduced mobility, muscle weakness, disc problems, balance issues, arthritis, hip dysplasia, functional changes such as sudden reluctance to jump, injury, or require post-surgery rehabilitation, Dr Viki or Michael will be able to help.  Other problems that may respond to chiropractic treatments include bladder problems such as incontinence and nerve damage.

Many pets may be suffering from some of these conditions silently, showing only subtle changes that can go unnoticed.  Regular examinations with an attentive Veterinarian are essential for your pet’s complete health and well-being, as many things can be detected early before they become an entrenched problem that is more difficult to treat.