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Welcome to Animal Healing NOW®!
Pittsburgh native, Dr. Michael G. Savko is a board certified doctor of chiropractic and certified in the incredible VOM healing techniques for animals. Please note, he is not a veterinarian, nor does he practice veterinary medicine. For over 18 years he has worked with veterinarians to help enhance the quality of care for large and small animals. Currently, Dr. Savko works in house, under the direct supervision of licensed veterinarians at several prestigious veterinary hospitals across the region. He is also Reiki attuned, holds multiple certifications as a ThetaHealer®, and has experience with many heralded body and energy modalities such as muscle work, energy medicine, essential oils, chakra balancing, acupressure, and other holistic and intuitive approaches to healing.
The work can be thought of as a subtle yet very deep and comprehensive removal of stress to the commanding systems of the body in order to help restore balance and health! Think acupressure for the nervous system! Both nerve and neuromuscular energetic points are evaluated and if imbalance is found, those points are instrumentally stimulated to help restore proper communication between the brain and body, as well as the body’s communication with itself. We are looking for causes not effects. If we can remove cause, we can change effect. Remember if something is “out” of position or balance and we want to put it back “in” to position or balance, it is being pulled out by muscles, it may be stuck and painful due to inflammation and spasm, all of which are controlled by nerves! If we can remove static from the nervous system we can restore balance to the body, out, in, up, down, symptomatic, asymptomatic, whatever!
The work is not a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation. While Dr. Savko knows how to do this, he has had much better results FOR ANIMALS with other methods. Just because Dr. Savko is a chiropractor does not mean that ALL he does is “adjust”. That is like thinking every Italian restaurant only serves spaghetti! We have moved well beyond that approach. Instead of having to yank, pop, twist, push etc. on the animal to work on things that are perceived as “out” or stuck, we gently yet directly “talk” to the nervous system via non-invasive, peaceful, and precise instrumental stimulation. This “commander” system is responsible for pain and function. By removing stress, imbalance, and miscommunication from the nerves our goal is to reduce pain and restore function throughout the entire body.
Imagine the best concepts from acupuncture/acupressure, muscle therapies such as massage and myofascial release, body therapies such as chiropractic and PT, as well as bodywork, energy work and the best of other holistic modalities!
The root of the work comes from a non invasive and very effective healing technology called VOM which locates areas of your animal's nervous and muscle systems that have fallen out of proper communication or balance with the rest of the body and the brain. The goal is to naturally re-establish communication and balance in these areas thus reducing pain AND inducing healing. All accomplished in a very safe and gentle manner which allows for more comprehensive and deeper effects, that last longer than many techniques alone.
The work is incredibly accurate as it has the ability to find and reduce nervous interference and muscular imbalances without drugs or surgery. Our nervous system is extremely important as it is responsible for pain and function, and muscles are important for protection, balance, movement and stability. Therefore stress to the nervous/muscle systems can halt the healing process, severely inhibit normal bodily functions, and produce pain or discomfort. The removal of stress to the nervous and muscle systems can reduce pain and discomfort, allowing the body to function at a much higher level therefore removing, reducing or even PREVENTING symptoms from occurring.
Dr. Savko works with an entire team of open minded, well respected, and highly qualified veterinarians and veterinary specialists every week! He consults with and receives referrals from doctors across the Greater Pittsburgh area and beyond. With over 18 years experience AND actually being a real, live, board certified doctor of chiropractic vs just taking a few courses, allows for Dr. Savko to offer your loved ones an unparalleled experience.
With or without symptoms our bodies can still be malfunctioning. Our goal is to find these malfunctions with the hopes of correcting them! Let us work with you TODAY so your companion animal can have a healthier tomorrow.
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