When an animal chiropractor examines a patient, they are looking for joints with a reduced range of motion. Many people have a concept of the “bone out of place theory”. It is very common for clients to have heard of specific joints being “out”. We avoid that terminology, because we feel it gives you an inaccurate picture of what we are doing. As opposed to the joint actually being “out of place”, the joint is instead restricted in its optimal range of motion due to changes in the muscles and nerves controlling that joint. These “stuck” joints are corrected with a chiropractic adjustment. The goal of any adjustment is to restore the optimal range of motion and normal function to that joint, which will subsequently alleviate problems with the related nerves and soft tissue.