Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. -Anatole France

Animal Chiropractic

Dr. Nikki Johnson

A gentle, holistic approach to healing that analyzes and treats dysfunction of the spine and joints. Dr. Nikki has worked on large and small animals including a pot-bellied pig and a red tailed hawk for over 23 years, helping countless animals live full and happy, pain-free lives.

Dr. Nikki works in conjunction with traditional, as well as holistic veterinary medicine.

Chiropractic adjustments restore alignment to the spine and joints, reestablishes normal nerve function and allows for a return to health and vitality without surgery or drugs. These gentle adjustments are administered by hand.

Indications for Chiropractic Care

  • Lameness
  • Trouble getting up or down
  • Surgery involving anesthesia
  • Seizures, spasms or cramps
  • Age related issues
  • Recovery from injury or illness
  • Post surgical care

Specifically for Horses

  • Loss or decreases in performance levels
  • Difficulty or issues executing desired movements
  • Changes in behavior
  • Short striding
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Muscle spasms or atrophy
  • Gait problems
  • Injuries from falls, training or other activities
  • Stress related to equipment, training, performance levels, shoeing
  • Pinning ears, stamping feet, kicking, swishing tail
  • Head shy or cinchy
  • Difficult of incorrect lead
  • Inability to flex
  • Lack of coordination

Specifically for Dogs

  • Neck, back, leg and tail pain
  • Limping and lameness
  • Weakness
  • Sudden behavior or mood changes
  • Lack of coordination
  • Muscle spasm or atrophy
  • Inability to climb stairs of jump
  • Health maintenance
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Arthritis
  • Optimize athletic performance
  • Recovery from illness, surgery or dental procedures
  • Injury from falls, accidents, training
  • Chronic health problems
  • Incontinence

What to expect

A chiropractic visit with Dr. Nikki will include a thorough consultation including your animal’s health and veterinary history. Your animal will then receive a physical assessment which includes:

  • Gait and posture analysis
  • Neurological exam
  • Range of motion of joints including spine, neck, jaw and legs
  • Muscle and bone palpation

Dr. Nikki may also make recommendations, which could include future chiropractic treatments, exercises, equipment changes, dental exam, nutritional supplements and diet changes.

** Chiropractic provides a specific method of care and is not meant to replace veterinary medicine or surgery.