January 2018 - Live Life Without A Hitch
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 01:23


San Diego chiropractor applies first-hand experience to help horses & fellow riders.

Dr. Bek Jarzombek is the owner of Giddy Up Chiropractic, an equestrian rider and Doctor of Chiropractic for horses, riders, dogs, cats, livestock and exotic animals. She has been riding and competitively showing horses since childhood. The combination of her being a rider and chiropractor gives her work an elite level of expertise. She is known in the equestrian community for amplifying athletic performance, preventing injuries, and speeding up recovery time for both two-legged and four-legged members of the team.

In addition to Dr. Bek’s human licensure, she has been granted an additional animal certification by the American Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) of the AVCA American Veterinary Chiropractic Association; the world leader in animal chiropractic. This establishes that Dr. Bek has met specific standards of knowledge and clinical competency with the chiropractic and veterinarian professions.

Bek had her first personal experience with chiropractic after sustaining a significant horse-riding accident at the age of 14. She was thrown from her horse and severly injured. As a result, her health and athletic performance took a decline. After receiving consistent chiropractic care, her body healed and regained strength, speed, agility and stamina.

Due to her life being significantly changed by chiropractic, Dr. Bek has dedicated her professional career to this non-invasive wellness specialty for humans and animals. Chiropractic ensures that the nervous system of the body is turned on to 100% maximum capacity. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves which help run all the other systems of the body. It is housed inside the spine. There is a misconception that chiropractic is only for joint health. Beyond that, nerve health is impacated, as well. Which means overall health is impacted. The joints of the body are used as an access point, during the chiropractic adjustment, to ensure that all nerves can do their job.

How can chiropractic benefit the horse and rider?
-    Athletic performance
-    Injury prevention
-    Speed up recovery and healing time
-    Maintenance of joint and spinal health
-    Solve “mystery” lameness
-    Issues with lead changes
-    Stiffness/trouble with collection
-    Anxiety, irritability
-    Chronic behavioral and training issues
-    Neck, back, leg, hip pain
-    Soreness
-    Muscle spasms, nerve problems
-    Jaw or TMJ problems, difficulty chewing or taking the bit
-    Post-surgical care
-    Internal disorders

Does my horse need to have a symptom or problem to benefit from chiropractic?
No! Horses that are overall “healthy” are some of Dr. Bek’s favorite chiropractic patients. These horses are able to be taken to the “next level” incredibly fast. Increasing performance is much easier to achieve and maintain with a symptom-free horse.

How often does my horse need chiropractic care?
Starting on the first visit, Dr. Bek initiates a neurological reset. This means that the nervous system requires a “reset.” Whether a horse has symptoms present or not, this breaks old patterns and gains momentum for long-term results. She calls it the “2, 4, 6.” Meaning that the horse will be treated on the initial visit, followed up in two weeks, followed up in four weeks after that, and followed up in six weeks after that. This does vary depending on the needs of each horse. If a horse is in serious condition, she will often see the horse every two weeks until the horse is stable and the timeframe can be lengthened out.

After your horse has received an initial neurological reset, wellness and maintenance recommendations are as follows:
-    High performance/show/sport horses: 2-4 weeks
-    Horses consistently ridden: 6 weeks
-    Horses occasionally ridden/not ridden: 8 weeks


What can I expect during my visit?
Dr. Bek is raising the standard of chiropractic. This is not a “whack, crack, and pop session.” Each horse is either ridden or lunged on the first visit, so she can analyze movement and performance patterns. After that, an additional examination is completed and the chiropractic adjustment process begins. The first visit takes about 30 minutess. Follow up visits are generally 15-20 minutes.

Where does Dr. Bek adjust the rider?
Dr. Bek is a mobile chiropractor and brings her table and equipment to the barn. Her favorite thing to do is have the opportunity to work on the horse and rider. She has seen the most incredible results when both members of the team are under regular care.

Giddy Up Chiropractic is new to Greater San Diego. “Thank you to all of our patients, clients, trainers, veterinarians, and farriers,” Dr Bek says. “It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to serve you. The Giddy Up motto is: “Live Life Without A Hitch.” Let’s do that!”

Article provided by Giddy Up Chiropractic.