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About Dr. Joe Lally

The Horse Chiropractor

The Philosophy

Dr. Joe Lally, DC, CAC, has helped a significant number of horses return to work or improve their performance using a technique he calls Equine Performance Balancing.  This technique uses chiropractic treatments in conjunction with muscle work, acupressure and myofascial therapy. Instead of focusing only on the spine, Dr. Lally also considers the muscles, connective tissue, and nerves that are affected by an imbalance in the horse. Dr. Lally says, “You can start anywhere in this circle of nerve irritation, muscle spasm, and joints moving incorrectly, but you have to address the entire circle.”

Just like humans, there are no “perfect” horses. From dings in the pasture to damage in the trailer, very few horses reach adulthood without wear and tear. A chiropractic adjustment can be preventive (to check your horse’s condition before a major effort), a maintenance check (to address minor problems before they are compounded), or a damage control effort (part of the healing process following any trauma).

A balanced approach to equine care is Dr. Lally’s goal. Chiropractic care is just a piece of the puzzle that can keep your horse healthy and in peak performance -but an important piece it is.

About Dr. Joe Lally

The Horse Chiropractor

The Philosophy

Dr. Joe Lally, DC, CAC, has helped a significant number of horses return to work or improve their performance using a technique he calls Equine Performance Balancing.  This technique uses chiropractic treatments in conjunction with muscle work, acupressure and myofascial therapy. Instead of focusing only on the spine, Dr. Lally also considers the muscles, connective tissue, and nerves that are affected by an imbalance in the horse. Dr. Lally says, “You can start anywhere in this circle of nerve irritation, muscle spasm, and joints moving incorrectly, but you have to address the entire circle.”

Just like humans, there are no “perfect” horses. From dings in the pasture to damage in the trailer, very few horses reach adulthood without wear and tear. A chiropractic adjustment can be preventive (to check your horse’s condition before a major effort), a maintenance check (to address minor problems before they are compounded), or a damage control effort (part of the healing process following any trauma).

A balanced approach to equine care is Dr. Lally’s goal. Chiropractic care is just a piece of the puzzle that can keep your horse healthy and in peak performance -but an important piece it is.

Please Note: Dr Lally is not a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and therefore makes no veterinary diagnosis.  If you have concerns about your animals health you need to contact your veterinarian.

Some Background

My career in chiropractic started when I was a young man.  My dog was hit by a car and when I bent over to pick him up to get him to the veterinarian, my back screamed  as it had just been run through with a lance.  While the dog was OK, I wasn’t so lucky. As I navigated my way through the medical systems, orthopedic & PT (drugs & exercises) the problem persisted.

I was young and strong but my dad got tired of me taking up space on his couch (the pain was so debilitating that I had moved back home because I could no longer work.)

So my dad claimed, “I’m taking you to my chiropractor” My response was less than enthusiastic, what could one of those quacks do for me what the medical world couldn’t. But I complied, it was his couch.

So in we went, to this unassuming little drab office and in walked this happy little blind man that asked all the proper questions, had me lay down on this funky bench and proceeded to do his magic.  Now I was in terrible pain and every movement was a twisting of the knife to the point of my vision going grey.  After a few minutes of complete agony while Doc was twisting and pounding, he ordered me to get up.  And I did, no more stabbing pain,  Within a few hours the soreness was gone and complete mobility was restored!

By that evening I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, I wanted to learn how to do THAT.

My evolution into working with animals was just as organic, as I had never intentionally set out on this life course early on, it just happened, and I couldn’t be happier that it did.

 

More Good Stuff

Services

Dr. Joe Lally offers a comprehensive and affordable full-body service for your Equine partner. Read more about this service.

Resources

Looking for other holistic health services for your Equine partner? See the resources Dr. Joe recommends and supports.

The Dr.’s Corner

Find out more about equine chiropractic and your horse’s health needs through Dr. Joe’s articles and blog posts.

Dr. Joe Lally, Certified Animal Chiropractor, has been a professional body worker for over 20 years. A lifetime horse enthusiast, he uses gentle and effective techniques, incorporating proven handling methods.