Episode 30: Canine Chiropractic Care - Improving Your Dog’s Quality of Life with Dr. Brooke

Are you looking to help your dog live the very best life? Have you considered alternative care like Animal Chiropractic to help them do that?

In this Episode of the Muttz with Mannerz™ Canine Academy Podcast, host Corey McCusker is joined by Dr. Brooke Deschamps, a local Stouffville Animal Chiropractor to discuss canine chiropractic care and how it can help your dog to thrive!

In this episode, Corey and Dr. Brooke discuss:

  • What the difference is between a canine and a human chiropractor.
  • Dogs and humans have similar bones and joints.
  • Where a Canine Chiropractor fits in with traditional treatment methods like surgery and medication.
  • Some key reasons why someone may be interested in chiropractic care for their dog – including healthy aging, an acute or chronic injury, and also injury prevention.
  • What a typical treatment and assessment process would be like for your dog.
  • How maintenance and rehabilitation are key aspects of Dr. Brooke’s treatment as well as chiropractic adjustments.
  • The typical fees that you can expect for canine chiropractic care.
  • The preventative goal of regular chiropractic visits is to improve your pet’s quality of life.
  • How there is currently a lack of Animal Chiropractors in the field.
  • There are options for alternative care for your dog’s health care team that can work with your vet and Dr. Brooke encourages you to consider them.
  • How you can find Dr. Brooke and more information about her practice.


    To learn more about Dr. Brooke visit her Instagram @drbrookedeschamps or her website at: www.empowerhealthboutique.ca/leapsandbounds

    To book an appointment with Dr. Brooke visit:

    Check out this interview with Brooke: https://youtu.be/pCFhdoSaPKk?si=TE5d4merHJPbL7V3

    College of Animal Chiropractors:

    Special Guest
    Dr. Brooke Deschamps
    Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Animal Chiropractor 
    Leaps & Bounds Animal Chiropractic 

    Dr. Brooke grew up in a small rural community in Southwestern Ontario, with a house full of four-legged family members. From a very young age, she had an immense love of all animals and aspired to one day work with them.

    She attended Dalhousie University for her undergraduate studies in Biology and Business, with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. While volunteering at countless vet clinics, the SPCA, and other animal shelters – she realized that it wasn’t the path for her.

    After becoming inspired by an Anatomy Professor (a local Chiropractor), she discovered Animal Chiropractic while discussing alternative options to help her Golden Retriever, Max, regain strength in his hind end. She immediately applied to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) with a new goal in sight.

    While completing her clinical internship at St. Michael’s Hospital, Dr. Brooke had the privilege of being one of two students accepted into the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre’s Animal Chiropractic course. Upon graduation from CMCC, she opened the doors to Leaps & Bounds Animal Chiropractic, as out of her home in Stouffville in 2018.

    Dr. Brooke is passionate about holistic and natural healthcare and looks at each patient with the goal of providing them with the best quality of life while focusing on functional movement, healthy aging, and injury prevention.

    Your Host:

    Corey McCusker, Canine Coach
    Corey’s passion for helping humans and dogs excel led her to take a leap of faith after 22 years working in the Financial Industry to leave her corporate job in 2006 and start two companies. Corey is a Coach at heart and works with business leaders and high-performance teams, but her true passion has always been canines. She now has created a career that supports both.

    Corey founded Muttz with Mannerz in 2006. Her foundation of knowledge which includes being a Senior Manager, Dog Trainer, Vet Assistant, World Tour Lead, and Mental Performance Coach helped her to launch the Canine Academy. The purpose of the academy is to assist pet parents build the foundation for their pups to be with them for life.

    Corey believes in giving back to the community. Over many years she has volunteered at the Toronto Humane Society and the OSPCA and is also proud to be an evaluator for St. John Ambulance Dog Therapy Program. She held the position of Director of Communications on the board for the Canadian Association for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives from 2017-2019. She has been active with Markham Fair and been a Team Captain and on the Executive for Stouffville Ladies Floor Hockey League for over 15 years.

    Corey has made Stouffville her home for the last 18 years and shares it with Mike, her partner, two stepdaughters, Karla and Alison, and their two energetic kittens, Dino and Demi. Over the years Corey has been fortunate to be blessed to share her life with 6 wonderful canines, Tilley ( Miniature Dachshund), Tiny, Kira (Great Danes), Fred(Maltese), Charlie(Morkie), and Cleo(Miniature Poodle). Corey and Mike welcomed their new puppy, Skye, a rescue Muttz from Manitoba reserves into their home in June. 2021. They have big hopes for her and look forward to Skye filling their lives with joy and being an active member of Team Muttz.


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    Corey’s Email – corey@muttzwithmannerz.com

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