Dr. DeeDee Duffy is a Certified Animal Chiropractor serving the eastside of the greater Cleveland area. Animal chiropractic care is a gentle and effective approach to helping both large and small animals with skeletal or muscular issues, as well as any neurological issues that arise from poor alignment in the spinal cord. Animal owners report seeing a great difference in movement, vitality and performance for their animals receiving care.
Certified Animal Chiropractic
What is Animal Chiropractic?
Animal chiropractic is a gentle and effective approach to helping both large and small animals with skeletal or muscular issues, as well as any neurological issues that arise from poor alignment in the spinal cord. Owners often report that their animals show a visible sense of relief and freedom of movement after an adjustment, allowing their animals to experience better performance, health, strength and vitality.
Animal chiropractic is not meant to replace veterinary care, it is a complementary approach to care that can help with many health and performance issues. According to the College of Animal Chiropractors, animal chiropractic is one of the fastest growing professions in the animal healthcare industry. Most certified animal chiropractors come from a background in either human chiropractic or veterinary care.
Dr. DeeDee's Training and Education
After over 20 years in practice as a chiropractic physician for families, she expanded her practice to include services for animals once she completed her certificate in Animal Chiropractic for Large and Small Animals from the College of Animal Chiropractic in 2016. Dr. DeeDee lives in Geauga County and has owned a variety of animals of all sizes with her family, all of whom share a great love of animals. Read more about Dr. DeeDee here.
Signs indicating that chiropractic care might benefit your animal:
The following signs, as listed on the College of Animal Chiropractors website, can be helpful in assessing your animal's need for care:
Difficulty or reluctance to move or apparent stiffness getting up
Neck, back or tail pain
Muscle spasm, tenderness, or ‘roach back’
Change in ability to do things, i.e. navigate stairs, jump onto furniture, get in/out cars
‘Not moving right’ or Reduced performance
Injuries from falls, slips, or rough play
TMJ or jaw problems,
Abnormal gait patterns
Poor fitting collars, harnesses, saddles or tack
Back soreness or sensitivity to touch while grooming
Changing leads, shortened stride, dragging toes
Difficulty or refusing to lift a leg
Poor or decreased performance or speed
Muscle wasting or spasm, asymmetry when comparing sides or hip levels
Unequal bending from side to side
‘Roach back’ appearance
Behavioral changes such as refusals, bucking, or ‘girthyness’
Previous diagnosis such as Osteoarthritis
Lack of drive from behind
Injuries from falls or training
For Small Animals:
Pain or sensitivity to touch
Showing evasion maneuvers such as dropping head or back to avoid touch
Muscle tension, weakness or muscle wasting
Poor or decreased performance
Change in ability to manage stairs, jump on furniture or get in/out of car
Weakness or splaying of limbs