Thursday, May 31, 2012

Agility dogs and neck/back pain Dog Chiropractor MA

Many agility dogs develop neck and back pain as a result of subluxations within the cervical and thoracic spine.
Dogs carry 60 percent of their weight on the front legs, add to this stress the act of an A Frame and jumps and the stress increases.

The shoulder, upper back and neck take on the stress and if there exists a subluxation [ locked up joint irritating a nerve} then performance drops such as knocking down poles and lameness.

contact Dr Bruce at 781-337-1180 or email me at with any questions.
If you have an agility dog you need to have routine chiropractic evaluations.

Monday, May 14, 2012

South Weymouth Mass Chiropractor

Dr Bruce Indek has been in practice for 30 years as a chiropractor and his practice is located in Columbian Sq Weymouth MA across from the Union Chowder Rest. in the 3 story office building. He is accepting New Patients so just call at 781-337-1180 or email him at

Sore or Cold Back Horse - Chiropractor for Horses Mass

Sore or Common Name Cold Back horse is a common finding. It can be caused by rider in-balance, poor saddle fit, Vertebral Subluxation Complex, and even tight muscles that are strained. All of the above is possible as well.

As an Equine Chiropractor I will spend the time to look at all of these issues and advise on correction. I use only my hands to adjust your horse and even you the rider. I will do myofascial work with the horse and rider to maximize the results. Horses from Grand Prix Dressage to the back yard horse can be helped.

Just call or email me at 781- 337-1180 or

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chiropractor and Massage Therapist Weymouth MA

Dr Bruce Indek of Indek Chiropractic now offers Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Reflexology, and Reiki in his new office by Amy Hayes LMT. Amy has extensive training in all these therapies.

Dr Bruce's patients can now have a treatment by Amy as well as their adjustment all at the same time in his office at 33 Union St, Suite 210 Weymouth mass.

Call for an appointment at 781-337-1180 to schedule massage and or adjustment. You can email me at

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chiropractor and Massage Therapy south weymouth mass

Dr Bruce Indek has added Amy Hayes LMT [massage therapist] to his practice at 33 union st weymouth [columbian sq]. Amy has extensive experience in deep tissue as well as hot stone and relaxation.

You do not have to be a patient of Dr Bruce to see Amy. All appts are booked by calling Indek Chiropractic at 781-337-1180 or email at

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dragging Toe in Horse with gait change - Chiropractor for horses mass


Many times an owner will tell me that their horse’s front leg is toeing out or in. To start with you must remember that a horse carries more weight on their front legs and this issue can really hurt your horse.

The first issue that needs to be checked is shoeing if indeed your horse is shod of course. There may me an imbalance caused by the shoes. If your horse is barefoot then when was the last time your trimmer came out to check and trim your horse’s feet? Remember any hoof imbalance can cause a toe to rotate. One easy way for you to tell is by looking at the coronet. Is this line parallel to the ground or is it angled? I had one horse recently that had a rear leg rotation on every step he took; it turned out to be a shoeing issue. This poor horse was getting sore hocks and hips and everyone wanted to inject the hocks. Sometimes you need to look a little deeper into the reason why the biomechanics [how your horse moves] is at fault and not just treat the symptoms.

If the feet check out fine then there may be a fetlock, knee or shoulder issue [we are of course talking front legs] not to forget there may even be a neck or wither problem. When the animal chiropractor checks out your horse they look at all these joints to come up with a cause and thus adjust the main joint that is at fault.

The fetlock on a horse is anatomically similar to your knuckle and the knee is similar to your wrist. These joints can lock up and small movements may be hindered and the horse will toe in or toe out to compensate.

The shoulder is similar to your shoulder except for the fact that there is no clavicle [collar bone]. The shoulder is comprised of a humerus and scapula [shoulder blade]. There are no boney attachments to the shoulder so the entire joint is suspended in muscle; this fact makes it possible for the horse to have much more mobility than we do. This mobility combined with the increased weight placement on the front legs make it more likely

account and give your horse the best opportunity to improve.

that a fixation [stuck joint] may occur in the shoulder. Shoulder fixations can lead to diminished front leg extension and toe rotation. The picture in the article depicts me adjusting a fixed shoulder joint.

To add to this entire scenario there may even be a hind end problem in the low back or pelvis [sacroiliac joint] which can cause compensation on the front end.

A full chiropractic evaluation will take all of these topics into