VOM – Veterinary Orthopaedic Manipulation
VOM was developed by William L. Inman BS, DVM. VOM is a healing technique that uses a handheld device to reduce subluxations present in the joints of animals (A subluxation means a joint is not exactly in line as it normally would be).
It provides very accurate and precise motion to specific areas of the pet’s spine and if a subluxation is present, can reduce it quickly without pain or injury.
The device can show that a neuronal subluxation is reduced even if it is not associated with an anatomical listing. It can flip the neuronal switches that are turned off, on. The release achieved with this technique is therapeutic on many levels.
Following diseases can be successfully treated with VOM
- Unilateral nerve paralysis/paresis
- Wobbler’s disease
- Intervertebral disc disease (all types)
- Urinary and faecal incontinence
- Gastrointestinal hyper- and hypomotility disease
- Idiopathic epilepsy
- Lick granuloma
The great advantage 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 motion. It is motion like torsion, twisting and mass movement that can potentially injure the animal. Even animals with fractures, tumours and acute spinal diseases can be treated without any problems.
Sometimes the adjustments may cause a slight discomfort, and some animals may be sensitive to the sound the device makes. The device uses speed instead of motion to maintain the force needed to reduce the subluxation through Newton’s second law of motion.
The VOM Dual Adjusting device is the basic tool in the VOM Diagnostic and Treatment Technology and Veterinary Neurologic Adjustment Procedures. It can be used on all animals from a parakeet to a draft horse and delivers exacting forces from 0.0lb to 93.5 lb/millisecond. The animal’s natural reflexive resistance to adjustment is 20 milliseconds. 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 patients can always be adjusted, in any position, attitude or mood, even if they don’t want to have it done.
For further information: www.vomtech.com