Doggieland is happy to announce that we will begin working with Dr. Elana Silverman to provide Dog Chiropractic and Massage Services at our facilities. Dr. Silverman graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2004. Since then she has dedicated her practice to the rehabilitation of injuries and wellness.
She is a certified animal chiropractor and massage therapist able to work on horses, dogs, cows, goats, cats and others. She also practices Kineso-taping for animals. She teaches both canine and equine massage therapy in various locations across Ontario.
Doggieland is thrilled to be able to make Dr. Silverman’s services available to our customers, whether it be for therapeutic purposes, general maintenance or relaxation and enjoyment. These services can be of particular benefit for senior dogs or really active dogs – but any dog will appreciate the relaxing benefits of massage.
Appointments with Dr. Elana will be available as follows:
Doggieland Bloor West: Two Monday’s each month, appointments available from 12pm – 4pm.
Doggieland North Toronto: Two Wednesday’s each month, appointments available from 10:30am – 3:30pm.
Doggieland Vaughan: Two Wednesday’s each month, appointments available from 10:30am – 3:30pm.
Initial Consultation + treatment (30 min total) = $80
Subsequent 30 minute massage only = $55
Subsequent 30 minute massage and chiropractic adjustment= $65
Subsequent chiropractic adjustment only (15 mins) = $40
Subsequent 60 minute massage only= $85
Subsequent 60 minute massage and chiropractic adjustment = $95
Please contact your local Doggieland location to book an appointment with Dr. Silverman.
Chiropractic and massage therapy are natural, safe, hands-on approaches to health care, not just for humans but for animals too. Doctors of Chiropractic (DC’s) work together with Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVM’s) for the combined benefit of achieving optimal health for both small and large animals.
Chiropractor’s are largely concerned with the spine and related joints and their relationship to the nervous system, while massage addresses muscular tension and restrictions also influencing the nervous system. The nervous system controls and coordinates all body functions including organ, tissue, and muscle function. It is the foundation for a strong and balanced individual and animal. Therefore, by addressing dysfunction (subluxations) in the spine and related joints, the chiropractor is able to influence how our organs, tissues, joints and muscles function, and thus our overall health.
From a wellness perspective, proper joint motion, nerve and muscle function is of utmost importance. Optimal function of our joints, nerves, and muscles translates into greater performance, fewer injuries, and enhanced recovery time, and overall greater quality of life both for humans and animals.
Massage Therapy Info
Massage therapy not only feels great but it is a vital therapy for the canine partner. It addresses muscular imbalances and spasms that can hinder every day life and performance.
It is important to treat the soft tissues in order to maintain proper function, prevent injuries and relieve pain. A session can last anywhere from 20-40 minutes, depending on the dog’s tolerance and can often include different techniques including stretching. Massage is a great tool not only in conjunction with an adjustment, but for senior dogs that might not be a good candidate for chiropractic treatment.
How many treatments will be required?
Chiropractic adjustments and massage treatments are usually required more frequently when starting, as there are more “issues” to be addressed. Adjustments and massages are also more frequent during racing and competition seasons to maintain an optimal level of performance and prevent injuries. Depending on how quickly the animal responds, the therapist will decide when to decrease or increase the number of treatments. Most owners see a difference within 1-3 treatments.
Published articles from Dr. Silverman: