No! VOM exists in between
veterinary medicine and chiropractic care. It has similarities to
some of the chiropractic modalities and functions by restoring
function by reducing "subluxations" as is done in chiropractic care.
It uses a hand-held device that is used in a popular human
chiropractic technique called "Activator Methods" but it is not to
be confused with that technique. The differences between VOM and
Chiropractic care are significant and distinct.
VOM exists in a gray area between
both professions (Veterinary and Chiropractic) and benefits from the
positive aspects of both, a hybrid, and thus more effective than
either by themselves.
VOM is not animal chiropractic care
and thus is not taught by the American Veterinary Chiropractic
Association (AVCA). VOM is not recognized by the AVCA (the AVCA does
not recognize anything it does not teach).
The Animal Veterinary Medical
Association (AVMA) does not recognize veterinary chiropractic care
or the AVCA for now.
Dr Inman has formerly presented at
with American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, Association
of Pet Dog Trainers, the Maine Veterinary Medical Association, and
the German Shepherd Clubs of America, to name a few.
Why is VOM so
VOM is so accurate because it finds
and reduces all neuronal subluxations. All neuronal
subluxations have a pathological reflex demonstrably associated with
A pathological reflex is like a
knee jerk response. It is either there or it is not. It is an
objective means to determine the presence and reduction of neuronal
The pathological read is not
"partially there", "kinda there", or "almost there" adding a factor
of subjectivity to interpretation. VOM is a precisely objective
VOM "Pathological Reads"
All chiropractic techniques
(veterinary and human) rely on the chiropractic "listing" to
determine the presence of a subluxation.
Through manual palpation a
misplaced bone prominence or a taught and tender muscle may be
discovered by a competent veterinary chiropractor whose patient is
cooperative and relaxed.
This is a listing, an anatomical
subluxation sign, and almost always is indicative of a neuronal
Unfortunately, only 40% of all
neuronal subluxations produce palpable anatomical subluxation signs.
This means over half of all the animal's subluxations will be
overlooked if anatomical listings are used as a means to discover
The good news is that all
neuronal subluxations produce "pathological reads", and all these
reads are obvious and easy to discover and reduce.
The goal of an adjustment in an
animal is all the vertebral subluxations in that animal are reduced.
Subluxation reduction based on anatomical listings will get
approximately half of the total neurological subluxations present in
Subluxation reduction based on
pathological reads will get them all, and will verify they have been
reduced. Fast, easy, effective.
How it works
All chiropractic modalities have
one thing in common in that they all reduce the vertebral
subluxation complex by providing motion or force to the fixated or
Spinal Injury = Neuronal Subluxation Syndrome = Pathological Read
Subluxation + Motion (force) = Subluxation Reduced
So, if you put motion into a joint
that is associated with a neuronal subluxation sign, a pathological
read, you reduce the subluxation. It is that simple.
All the various types of
chiropractic techniques have this motion or force into the
subluxated joint in common.
VOM delivers its force with a
hand-held device. It looks a bit like a spring-loaded doorstop.
Your VOM practitioner has extensive
references covering the research investigating the principles
portrayed above and can provide them upon request. These references
are replete in chiropractic journals.
Is VOM an animal
version of Activator Methods, a human chiropractic technology
using the hand-held device?
No. Activator Methods developed by
Arlan Fuhr D.C. uses the spinal accelerometer and relies exclusively
on listings demonstrated by leg length checks which are anatomical
Why is VOM so
Because VOM locates all the
neuronal subluxations present in the animal regardless of whether
clinical listings are present and reduces them and confirms their
reduction. Inherent in the VOM Technology is a built-in rescheduling
protocol that inserts the patient on a self-regulating readjustment
interval. Again, an easy, objective science.
How can VOM be that
Why not? Who says that a healing
modality has to be complicated, difficult and expensive? Who says it
should take hundreds of hours to learn and perfect?
A technology that goes to the root
of the problem, a simple technology that relies on the animal's
innate ability to heal itself, one that re-establishes communication
with the pet's ability to heal itself, will be easy, powerful and
Is VOM effective on
You bet! All the reads we see in
the dog and the cat are magnified in the horse. Areas usually devoid
of subluxations in the shoulder areas of dogs and cats are hot spots
in the equine.
Many of the AVCA-trained veterinary
chiropractors have taken the VOM Seminar will choose to use the
device to locate all the subluxations and then proceed to manually
adjust the horse using the AVCA techniques.
Why haven't I heard of
VOM Technology before?
Because it works!
That may not make sense at first, but consider this: if the VOM
Technology does what it appears to do, it makes a lot of techniques,
surgeries and medications obsolete.
The professionals that provide those techniques, surgeries and
medications will be placed in academic and financial jeopardy. These
are the people that control publications in the field and control
licensure and applications. AKA politics.
How can I get more
Yyou may find more information in related fields by investigating
acupuncture, acupressure and classic manual veterinary chiropractic
and Myofascial Release Techniques
procedures for autonomic nerve related diseases.
and disease applications for Dogs, Cats,
Horses and Birds |
"Doctor, will you please adjust
my dog, cat & horse?"
the hand-held device do to my pet?
The device reduces the
subluxations present in the joints of your pet. It
cannot create a subluxation in your pet. It can only
flip the neuronal switches that are turned off, on. It
cannot flip a switch off.
It provides very
accurate and precise motion to specific areas of the
pet's spine and if a subluxation is present, it can
detect and reduce it quickly and without pain or injury.
It can confirm that the neuronal subluxation is reduced
even if it is not associated with an anatomical listing.
device and VOM harm my pet?
NO! NO! NO!
The beauty of the VOM Technology is that it provides the
exact amount of force to the subluxated joint needed to
reduce the subluxation without having to induce a lot of
It is motion that can
potentially injure the animal: torsion, twisting, mass
movement, etc. inherent in manual adjusting techniques.
The device trades
motion for speed to maintain the force needed to reduce
the subluxation through Newton's Second Law of Motion
(FORCE=MASS X ACCELERATION).
In over 35,000 animal
adjustments including pets with fractures, tumors and
acute spinal diseases, the animal has yet to be injured
with the "device". (NOTE: Sometimes the adjustments may
cause some minor pain or discomfort but does not produce
enough movement to cause injury).
just use your hands like
other Veterinary Chiropractors?
Because our hands are
too slow. The fastest an excellent veterinary
chiropractor can move a joint under optimum conditions
and patient cooperation is 80 milliseconds. The animal's
natural reflexive resistance to adjustment is 20
milliseconds or 4 times faster. This demonstrates the
need for patient relaxation and cooperation and is the
reason that excellent techniques is imperative for
success using manual adjusting. Conversely, the device
fires at a rate of 2-4 milliseconds, which is 5-10 times
faster than the animal's ability to resist adjustment.
The patient is always adjusted, every time, all the
time, whether they want to or not, in any position,
attitude or mood.
same device be used on horses
and small animals alike?
Yes. In fact, the device allows the veterinary
chiropractor to set the amount of force he or she would
like to apply to the animal. Sometimes, depending on the
size and weight of the horse, the practitioner may want
to consider using a device specifically designed to
treat the equine called the Equine Adjusting Tool, or
E.A.T. This tool was developed by Dr. William Inman in
order to deliver adequate force to these larger animals.
Myofascial Release (VMR) is a new technique
that has grown out of the VOM Technology.
The term "myofascia" refers to the muscle, "myo", and
the connective tissue that surrounds and attaches the
muscle, "fascia", hence, "Myofascial".
The release that is achieved with this technique is
therapeutic on many levels:
- Primary reduction of
- Return muscles to normal tonus
- Enhance healing and recovery
during VOM Therapy
- Strengthen and rehabilitate
- Re-establish range of motion
- Improve strength and
VMR was developed out of a desire to enhance the
healing benefits of the VOM Treatment Technology.
Specifically it was the skeletal muscle tension
associated with subluxation that was being addressed.
It was found that there were lines of correction in
the domestic animals that, if released with this
technique,would allow the muscle and tendon fixations
associated with subluxations to relax.
One of the goals of VOM subluxation reduction is to
return the muscle to its original tone. It was found
that VMR could easily accomplish this effect. At the
same time, there is no trauma to the pet.
Previously, physical therapy was used to rehabilitate
these muscles and tendons but the process was usually
arduous and painful as it can sometimes be in the human.
The animal does not understand why its limbs are being
forced through painful ranges of motion and generally
sees the whole process as unpleasant and therefore is
VMR contacts lines of correction in the domestic
animal that releases these tensions and does it in
seconds. There is absolutely no pain or discomfort to
the patient. To release these areas, the practitioner
has to treat the patient with several rapid-fire pulses,
directed to specific sites.
These pulses have to be fast enough and with enough
force that human hands and even the VOM Adjusting Device
would not be effective. The pulses have be 5lb to 60lb
and less than 20 milliseconds in duration. The pulses
have to be as rapid as 10-15 per second. This is why VMR
requires a special device
The Vetrostim™ Device
Adapted from human application in this field, the
Vetrostim incorporates the parameters for Myofascial
release as delineated above, but for the extended range
that is needed in the veterinary field.
The device is non-traumatic to the patient and easy
to use. It is essentially silent and this alone is a
boon to the VOM practitioner that occasionally gets a
patient that is sensitive to the sound that the VOM
The Vetrostim has a number of specialized heads that
are easily changed for different applications. It is a
hand-held device like the VOM Adjusting Device and
delivers a complete range of healing pulses to the
animal without any trauma to the hands and wrists of the
The Vetrostim and its application in Veterinary
Myofascial Release Technique is the future of
muscular therapy in the domestic animal.