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  1. #1
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    Default Looking for Opinions on Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM)

    Anyone have any experience/opinions with this? I would love hear the good or the bad!

    http://www.drchirovet.com/faqs.htm

    TIA!
    Last edited by BoyleHeightsKid; Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:44 PM.
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    My horse liked it, but it wasn't as effective as regular chiro.
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    I had this done on my horse and was shocked at how great she felt as soon as she had it done. She really felt very springy and relaxed and like she was really carrying me up and forward with every step.

    I'm almost a month out and I do feel like she's slipping out of it. She still is very relaxed and likes to stretch out, but doesn't feel as powerful in her steps. Holding out on a final opinion til after another adjustment or two.



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    Could you let me know? It's going to cost around $250 to have this guy come out... I just would like more opinions and experiences other than the testimonials on his site before I spend that kind of cash.
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    $250 for what? I paid $150 for the first three sessions (the girl that did mine said they should have it done day 1, day 3, day 7) and it's going to be $65 every month after that.

    While I was happy with the results, I wouldn't spend $250 for one treatment, not by a longshot.



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    This is what he says is fair because of the distance he's traveling and that's for one session. It's probably 80 miles one way for him. I could haul in to Fox Run but I don't think hauling him that distance on hilly terrain would be a good idea after being treated.
    Boyle Heights Kid 1998 OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatappy View Post
    $250 for what? I paid $150 for the first three sessions (the girl that did mine said they should have it done day 1, day 3, day 7) and it's going to be $65 every month after that.

    While I was happy with the results, I wouldn't spend $250 for one treatment, not by a longshot.
    By your comment of saying "the girl," I would guess the girl wasn't a vet?



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    It doesn't sound like the person in the OP is a vet (DVM) either. From his website:
    "Dr. Savko is a Board Certified Chiropractor, a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and an Internationally Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner with over 14 years experience working with both people and companion animals. He is a local Pittsburgher who was born, raised, and currently lives in Westmoreland County. He graduated from the prestigious New York Chiropractic College in 1998 and has been involved with clinical practice, patient advocacy, and practice management ever since. "
    A friend told me I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.



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