Animal Bodywork Team Musculoskeletal

Meet the incredible team of certified animal bodyworkers, veterinarians, and chiropractors that work together to naturally improve the health of your horse or dog through massage, acupressure, acupuncture, and more.

Each therapist may be seen individually or in combination with another to give the most holistic approach to wellness for your animal, large or small.

Inquire about our specialized combination sports massage and chiropractic adjustment to fine tune your animal’s complete musculoskeletal structure!


THERAPISTS

Heather Wallace Animal Massage Therapy

Heather Wallace, ESMT, CCMT

ACUPRESSURE, AROMATHERAPY, COLD LASER, SPORTS MASSAGE, THERMAL IMAGING, HORSE & RIDER SADDLE FITTING

Heather Wallace ESMT CCMT Animal Bodywork

Heather Wallace is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT), Certified Canine Sports Massage Therapist (CCMT), Aromatherapist, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Providing exceptional quality and specializing in sensitive animals, Heather uses therapeutic sports massage techniques, trigger point therapy, acupressure and stretching to non-invasively relieve inflammation, pain, anxiety and increase flexibility, mobility, and speed healing for animals. She also provides horse and rider static and dynamic saddle fitting evaluations to assure best fit and long-term health for human and animal alike.

She has written on natural health and wellness for horses and dogs for a variety of publications including Horse Illustrated, Good Dog Magazine, Holistic Horse Magazine, and Equine Info Exchange, and is the bestselling author of Confessions of a Timid Rider and Girl Forward.

Specialties: Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Cold Laser Therapy, Sports Massage, Thermal Imaging, Saddle Fitting evaluations. Contact her today for an appointment.

Madelyn Rauch, DC, AVCA Certified

CHIROPRACTIC (HUMAN AND ANIMAL)

Dr. Madelyn Rauch Chiropractor Animal Bodywork

Dr. Madelyn Rauch is a chiropractor graduated from Life University, who is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). She provides gentle, neurologically based chiropractic care to all animals large and small! Dr. Madi is passionate about helping your animal live life to their fullest potential, may it be a equine athlete looking to move up in their career or your senior dog trying to maintain a pain free life and continue going on walks. Chiropractic adjustments remove interference to your animals central nervous system, which allows your animals body to function optimally. There are innumerable benefits to regular chiropractic care for your animal, email her to find out how she can help your four legged best friend.

Specialty: Chiropractic work for small and large animals, and their humans. Contact her to book an appointment.


OUR ASSOCIATES

Michelle Morges, DVM, MS, DACVIM, cVMA

EQUINE ACUPUNCTURE

Animal Acupuncture Horse New Jersey

Michelle Morges, DVM, MS, DACVIM, cVMA received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University.  She completed a rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado and a specialty internship in oncology at North Carolina State University.  Her medical oncology residency at Colorado State University was completed and she obtained board certification in 2014.  More recently, she completed her training in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV) in April 2017.

Specialty: Large animal acupuncture. Available for appointments on Monday afternoons. Contact her to schedule an appointment.

*If you would like to schedule acupuncture for your dog or cat, you may contact her through Red Bank Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Kendra Pope, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CVIP

EASTERN (CHINESE) MEDICINE, ACUPUNCTURE, HERBS, ONCOLOGY

Dr. Kendra Pope Animal Bodywork and Aromatherapy

Kendra Pope DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CVIP practices at Integrative Oncology & Veterinary Wellness in Red Bank, New Jersey. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida, and certifications in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, food therapy and Tui-na at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She went on to complete a rotating internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained board certification in Oncology in 2015. She currently is enrolled in the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies training in Western herbal medicine.

Specialties: Integrative Veterinary Medicine and Oncology, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Practitioner. Contact her via her website to book an appointment.

Danielle Shugard DPT

HUMAN PHYSICAL THERAPY

Danielle went to Northeastern University and graduated in 2011 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, a BS in Rehab Science, and a Minor in Psychology. Since then she has been practicing in New Jersey, in a variety of settings, however now owns her own mobile Physical Therapy practice. 

Danielle offers in the saddle assessments for riders. She has been riding horses for over twenty years, and while most of her riding experience has been in the hunter jumper world, she feels that many of the essential ways the human body moves while on horseback are similar across all disciplines. Combining her years as an equestrian with her years of practicing as a physical therapist gives her a unique skill set to help equestrians bodies move comfortably. 

Specialties: Mounted Equestrian Assessments;  Physical therapy in your home which many include modalities such as cupping, kinesiotaping, TENS and neuromuscular electrical stimulation. Contact her for an appointment via her website.