ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: my horse's visit to the dentist

Re: my horse's visit to the dentist

Tue, 15 Apr 1997 18:59:40 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-04-15 11:15:09 EDT, you write:

<< >Well, now we're into the anecdotal, but, hey, I'm game. How did this top
>notch endurance vet realign the left knee, pray tell. Some kind of surgery
>just a laying on of the hands? I've never seen a knee realigned.

There is nothing wrong with anecdotal. It is fairly key to building and
testing intutition - good abstract intutition being key to good science.
Anyway knee realignment seems to be a fairly standard in veterinary
chiropractics. I had never heard of it before but this was one of the best
in the country working on my horse - so I just listened and observed.
Hell, I thought that I might even learn something!

I was kidding about the anecdotal, since in our discussions of nutrition I
was defending empirical evidence while everybody else was squealing "no

I'd really love to know what the hell a chiropractor is doing when he says
he's realigning the knee. That sounds about as preposterous as "repositioning
the brain".
In 22 years of dealing with the very nastiest of injuries I have never, ever,
encountered a veterinarian, or any other person claiming to realign the knee.
What did he do? What did you learn?


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