Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Allows your animal to live a healthier life with proper nerve function Promotes healing and function within your animal’s body Restores function and proper communication within the body Works to restore optimal muscular strength and mobility.

Does my pet need Chiropractic Care?

Animals are exposed to situations every day that can cause misalignment of the bones of the spine, also called vertebral subluxations. These situations may not seem to have an effect on them immediately, but can have a significant impact on their bodies over time. Chiropractors help restore function within the body through chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments are specific, and made within the normal range of motion of the joint. Once interference is removed from the nervous system, the body can begin to heal and return to optimum function.

Signs or Symptoms that may warrant Chiropractic Care

  • Difficulty with movement
  • Difficulty climbing stairs or jumping up onto a raised surface
  • Abnormal posture
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Irregular gait
  • Stiffness after sleeping
  • Favoring one side while sleeping
  • Display of pain during certain movements or being lifted
  • Shortness of stride
  • Asymmetrical sitting position
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Lick granulomas

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Dr. Maria McElwee is a board certified chiropractor with international accreditation in animal chiropractic. She graduated from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She then graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. She has also completed a post doctorate curriculum for Animal Chiropractic at Options for Animals in Wellsville, Kansas. She is recognized by the National Board of Chiropractic of Examiners (NBCE), International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA), and the State of Pennsylvania as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Maria's ambition and passion is to provide optimal chiropractic care for animals. The love she has for animals and the chiropractic lifestyle have lead her to this profession. She offers quality chiropractic care for animals of all ages, shapes, and sizes. She works through consultation with your primary veterinarian to provide the best care possible for your animal. In her spare time Dr. Maria enjoys horseback riding, hiking with her dogs, motorcycle rides, being outdoors and family time.

Dr. Maria is accepting clients at Doglicious Spa & Wellness Center every Tuesday and Friday from 12:00 - 7:00 unless otherwise noted. 

 Call (717) 482-8578 and book your appointment today!  - Forms need to be filled out prior to an appointment being made. 

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