From the online news,
TheReporter.com of Vacaville California, comes a story of a chiropractor
caring for a quarter horse named Barbie, (seen
right in photo by Brad Zweerink from The Reporter). As the story is
told, a couple of years ago, Antionette Staniewicz noticed her blonde-haired
quarter horse didn't saunter as vivaciously as she once did.
The story reported that
Staniewicz had tried a veterinarian to no avail when she decided to call Dr.
Troy Stevens. Dr. Stevens is a chiropractor who had completed a 200-hour course and is now
certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr.
Stevens is one of the few chiropractors who is certified in California to
care for misaligned spines of animals as well as humans.
Dr. Stevens, whose animal
patients are primarily horses, dogs and cats, notes, "The philosophy and
principles in animal and human chiropractic is the same, except we're
vertical and they're horizontal."
While standing on a Styrofoam
block, Dr. Stevens noted that his care often helped horses with symptoms
such as lameness, shortened strides and general lethargy. The story
noted that his ability to help animals with these conditions often baffles
Dr. Stevens noted that many
times the results with animals are better than with humans. He stated,
"You get faster results with equines and dogs (than with humans) because
they don't have all the stress between their ears."