Animal Chiropractic or Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT): The veterinary application of chiropractic-like manipulations to animals. The adjustments are administered in areas where motion has been decreased to improve musculoskeletal movement, alignment, and nervous system function. Many conditions may benefit, including back or neck pain, neurologic conditions, post-operative recovery, trauma, amputation, sports injuries, gait abnormalities, arthritis, and stiffness. VSMT is also beneficial as preventative care for sports and agility animals (or any animal!) as it assists with improved flexibility and injury prevention. The manual techniques used are gentle and well tolerated by most cats and dogs. VMC veterinarians who perform VSMT have completed additional training to obtain certification in this practice.