At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, held in Baltimore in December, Dr Kevin Haussler DVM DC PhD of Colorado State University's veterinary school discussed a study in which he and his colleagues measured the effects of two different types of chiropractic techniques.

In this research, spinal manipulation using the same techniques as we use at Back On Form, has been shown to increase flexibility, improve performance, and decrease pain and muscle spasms in horses; the therapeutic effects were immediate and lasted between treatments.

The same could not be said for more gentle mobilisation techniques used by many other practitioners, with beneficial effects being shown not to last.