Welcome to

Aligning Canine Chiropractic 

One of the world’s leading Dog Chiropractors & Canine Manual Therapists


Dr. Shane Watterson (Animal Chiropractor)  

Masters degree (Animal Chiropractic) RMIT university 

Grad. Dip (Animal Chiropractic) RMIT university 

Bachelor of Science (Human Chiropractic) RMIT university


also Integrating

Instinctive Canine Rehabilitation


                                  Dr. Shane Watterson (Animal Chiropractic) has also completed courses in:                                  

                                             Canine Rehabilitation-D.i.M                                            

                                                 Animal Acupuncture-AAA                                                

 Dip. of Acupuncture-ACM

  Herbal Medicine for Companion Pets-nctm  



At Aligning Canine Chiropractic, we understand the importance of keeping your dog in the best possible condition throughout their life.

We know your dog is a highly valued member of your family and we are very passionate about dogs too!!

Seeing a dog chiropractor may help improve your dog's joint & muscle function, help decrease or stop pain, promote a higher quality of life & wellbeing. It may also assist in minimizing or preventing injuries and optimize performance for Athletic & Show dogs.


Fully Qualified Animal Chiropractor


Eight years university training, the Animal Chiropractic qualification is a significantly higher level of qualification than a human only Chiropractic degree.

University Animal chiropractic degree + University Human chiropractic degree = University qualified Animal Chiropractor. 


Masters Degree in Animal Chiropractic


Dr Watterson is the only Chiropractor in Australia with a Masters degree specifically in Animal Chiropractic.


Open Saturdays & Sundays 

phone 7 days a week for appointments

Dr Watterson (Animal Chiropractor) specializes in the care of dogs and uses a unique wholisitc integration of natural tactile muscle & joint therapies.

  • Canine joint manipulation & mobilization-gentle styles & full spine approach
  • Canine muscle massage-emphasized in care provided
  • Canine acupuncture-as indicated & owner preferences

Care is dog centric and individualized to the dogs bred, nature, preferances, age, activities & presenting condition.


Why see a Canine Chiropractor?

The Canine spine is very important area of a dog. It is central to the dog’s locomotive activities including its propulsion, flexibility and the coordination of its movement.

Back and neck biomechanical joint & muscle problems and arthritis are very common in dogs, perhaps as or even more common than in humans.

Many breeds are particularly susceptible to joint or muscle problems, and regular sessions with a chiropractor for dogs may be beneficial at mitigating or avoiding future issues.


A Chiropractor for dogs-large & small

Our pet chiropractor cares for dogs of varying sizes, breeds & lifestyles, from toy breeds such as Cavalier King Charles to larger breeds such as Spitz-type breeds & German Shepherds through to the very large Newfoundland & Bernese Mountain dogs as well as dogs of mix breed origins. 

We care for many of Australia's top ranked Canine Athletes & Show dogs. 


Whether you’re entering an agility contest and need your dog to be in the best possible condition, or you’re simply looking to alleviate joint pain in an older or arthritic dog, we want to help.

Book an appointment with us today and get the help your four-legged friend needs.


Member of:

  • DOGs Victoria  

  • Samoyed Club

  • Australian Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australia 

  • Australian Chiropractors Association

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