Veterinary Myofascial Release

The term “myofascia” refers to the muscle, “myo”, and the connective tissue that surrounds and attaches the muscle, “fascia”, hence, “Myofascial”.

The release that is achieved with this technique is therapeutic on many levels:

  1. Primary reduction of subluxations
  2. Return muscles to normal tonus and function
  3. Enhance healing and recovery during VOM Therapy
  4. Strengthen and rehabilitate atrophied muscles
  5. Re-establish range of motion and posture
  6. Improve strength and performance


VMR was developed out of a desire to enhance the healing benefits of the VOM Treatment Technology. Specifically it was the skeletal muscle tension associated with subluxation that was being addressed.

It was found that there were lines of correction in the domestic animals that, if released with this technique,would allow the muscle and tendon fixations associated with subluxations to relax.

Returns Original Muscle Tone

One of the goals of VOM subluxation reduction is to return the muscle to its original tone. It was found that VMR could easily accomplish this effect. At the same time, there is no trauma to the pet.

Previously, physical therapy was used to rehabilitate these muscles and tendons but the process was usually arduous and painful as it can sometimes be in the human. The animal does not understand why its limbs are being forced through painful ranges of motion and generally sees the whole process as unpleasant and therefore is uncooperative.

VMR contacts lines of correction in the domestic animal that releases these tensions and does it in seconds. There is absolutely no pain or discomfort to the patient. To release these areas, the practitioner has to treat the patient with several rapid-fire pulses, directed to specific sites.

These pulses have to be fast enough and with enough force that human hands and even the VOM Adjusting Device would not be effective. The pulses have be 5lb to 60lb and less than 20 milliseconds in duration. The pulses have to be as rapid as 10-15 per second. This is why VMR requires a special device

The Vetrostim™ Device

Adapted from human application in this field, the Vetrostim incorporates the parameters for Myofascial release as delineated above, but for the extended range that is needed in the veterinary field.

The device is non-traumatic to the patient and easy to use. It is essentially silent and this alone is a boon to the VOM practitioner that occasionally gets a patient that is sensitive to the sound that the VOM device makes.

The Vetrostim has a number of specialized heads that are easily changed for different applications. It is a hand-held device like the VOM Adjusting Device and delivers a complete range of healing pulses to the animal without any trauma to the hands and wrists of the practitioner.

The Vetrostim and its application in Veterinary Myofascial Release Technique is the future of muscular therapy in the domestic animal.

The Vetrostim can be ordered through VOM Seminars Inc. from this publication.

Veterinary Myofascial Release (VMR) is taught in VOM Module 4, offered in Jan 2000, in a formal course taught by Wm. L. Inman DVM, CVCP and other originators.

Materials and applications for this technique are available immediately for VOM practitioners who desire this dimension to their practice, with the purchase of the Vetrostim device.

The device is FDA approved and guaranteed for 17 years. It usually pays for itself with the first case.

For more information on VMR or the Vetrostim device, please call Dr. Inman at 888-935-4866 or email at