Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Massage

Dr. Gellman doing chiropractic work

NPEC is pleased to offer complimentary therapies which are provided at our clinic by affiliated specialists. Chiropractic, acupuncture and massage can be used alone or in combination with traditional veterinary medicine to treat certain ailments, to improve your horse's comfort and to enhance performance.

Dr. Neil Engleman, D.C. provides chiropractic care for all types of horses (show, work, pleasure and race horses.) Dr. Engleman of Bloomsburg, PA, is a human chiropractor, trained and certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1994. Traumatic and work-related injuries, improper saddle fit or placement or even a rider climbing into the saddle the wrong way are common causes for the need of a spinal adjustment. Symptoms include changes in gait, soreness of the back and changes in behavior, attitude, and eating patterns. Dr. Engleman recommends horses are checked for chiropractic problems 2 to 3 times per year. An average examination and treatment lasts approximately a half an hour and patients usually feel the results within a week. Typically two to five visits are recommended to remedy most problems.

Dr. Karen Gellman, D.V.M, PhD, Equine Sports Medicine of Ithaca, NY, provides equine postural rehabilitation, chiropractic and acupuncture services. Dr. Gellman has a special interest in how improper hoof balance and dental occlusion problems negatively affect posture, gait and performance. Dr. Gellman is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society to provide acupuncture treatments to animals, sometimes accompanied by a warming treatment called moxibustion or by electrical stimulation acupuncture.

Audrey Erat, C.E.S.M.T. of New Milford, PA, is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist through the Equissage program in Virginia by Mary Schreiber in 2006. Whether your horse is an athlete or a backyard horse, the non-invasive technique of deep therapeutic massage can improve your horse's performance and comfort by increasing circulation and range of motion and relieving tension and muscle spasm.


Northeast Pennsylvania Equine Clinic, LLC.

4326 State Route 1001, Thompson, PA 18465
Office: 570.727.2868 Fax: 570.727.2935
Office Hours: M-Th 7:30am-4:30pm, F 8am-4:30pm, Sat by appointment

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