Dr. Ana Falk, DVM

Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation

Frequently Asked Questions

What is VOM?
Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) is a healing technology that locates areas of the animal’s nervous system that has fallen out of communication, and re-establishes neuronal communication and thus induces healing.

What can VOM treat?

  • Acute and non-acute lameness
  • Progressive lameness
  • Hip Dysplasia-like syndromes
  • IV disc disease
  • Progressive myelopathies (“down in the rears” dogs)
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Unilateral lameness
  • Wobbler’s Disease
  • Diseases of the knee
  • Performance problems
  • Agility dysfunction

How does it work?
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 subluxated joint.

Spinal Injury = Neuronal Subluxation Syndrome = Pathological Read

Neuronal 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. 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.

Modified from the VOM website www.vomtech.com