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December 09, 2016
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The doctor has a good barnyard manner; Making one chiropractic adjustment at a time

Owner Holly Johannes knew her show horse, Harry, was in pain. Now, he seems to be improving after two sessions with an animal chiropractor.
TRR photo by Jane Bollinger

From a spectator’s viewpoint there was one very impressive moment seen near the end of the treatment session. During the initial assessment, Harry had been unwilling or unable to raise his hind left leg very far off the ground when Lorenzetti tried to lift it and pull it off to the side. (Harry had exhibited no such problem on his other side of the body with his right hind leg.) By the end of the treatment, however, he was both willing and able to raise the left leg just as high. He received a treat for that, and everybody was happy with his improvement. A third treatment was scheduled.

Lorenzetti, a practicing chiropractor (on humans), received his training on animals at Parker College, where veterinarians come to learn chiropractic techniques for animals and chiropractors learn animal anatomy and animal adjustment techniques. After many classes and exams, Lorenzetti received his certification from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). That was in 2009. In all of Northeast Pennsylvania where he works, there are just two certified animal chiropractic practitioners. To find a certified animal chiropractor, visit www.avcadoctors.com/certified_member_doctors/unitedstates2.htm.

David Lorenzetti is the owner and single proprietor of the Chiropractic Center of Natural Health Care, P.C. His office is in Eynon/Sturges, PA. He can be reached at drlorenzetti@icontech.com.