Dr. Donna L. Gigliotti graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 1992. She went on to study with some of the leading chiroprators learning several gentle techniques such as SOT, Craniopathy and Neurofascial Release to name a few. In 1997, Dr.Gigliotti completed her animal chiropractic training and was certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). Additionally, she is one of a small handful of doctors that have completed a 700+ hour course in advanced animal neurology. Dr. Donna is also a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT), recieving her certification thru the University of Tennessee Veterinary School and Fit Paws in 2017.
Dr. Gigliotti has been working in conjunction with local veterinarians since 1997. She lectures for animal groups, clubs and with trainers such as Suzanne Clothier and Cindy Knowlton on a wide range of topics. Dr. Gigliotti is an instructor and lectures for the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA).
Dr. Gigliotti uses Tissue Talk™Methods and a combination of low-force gentle techniques, modalities and exercises to help her clients achieve their maximum health potential. The work she does via the nervous system impacts the functioning of the entire body including the joints, muscles and ligaments, resulting in a stronger and healthier individual.
Dr. Gigliotti has been trained to provide custom measuring and fitting for animals in need of a mobility-aid cart. The carts are custom-made by Eddie’s Wheels. These mobility-aid carts can give an older or handicapped animal a new sense of freedom, independence and exercise. The carts can also be used for rehabilitation following certain surgeries.
Dr. G also assits owners in making casts of animals limbs in order to have custom braces made for such conditions as CCL sprains, carpal and hock supports, elbow dysplasia from various companies such as Hero Braces, My Pets Brace.
Tissue Talk™ Methods integrates techniques and disciplines I have studied and practiced over the years. It is a multifaceted approach that utilizes the skills of observation, listening and gentle touch techniques to remove the strains and traumas as revealed in the tissues of the body thereby allowing the body’s inherent innate intelligence to restore it to optimal function.
Every living thing strives to function at its optimal level and as close to the blueprint that it was born with to be in alignment with the universal intelligence. However, as a result of our inherited genetics, environment, toxins, physical stresses, emotional stresses and traumas that inevitably occur over the course of our lives, alterations of the body’s tissues eventually lead to a state of Dis-Ease. When the proper stimulus is introduced to the body, the innate intelligence of that body uses the energy from that stimulus to correct itself. By doing so, each being can then carry out their life’s plan and function at their optimal capacity.