Techniques

 
We have advanced training in several adjusting styles.
 
 
Activator
Restoring your health and biomechanics safely and effectively is the driving force behind the Activator Methods technique. This handheld instrument delivers a consistent, precise, low-force thrust which allows for a repeatable force at just the right angle. Because it is many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body. If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let us know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.
Diversified

After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free up “stuck” joints. First, an analysis of your spine is performed. This can initially involve a case history and X-ray pictures of your spine. Subsequent visits may include motion palpation, with the chiropractor feeling the spinal joints move as you turn and bend. In addition, a leg check may be performed, to uncover an imbalance in the neck or lower spine. With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics. The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment.

While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.

Thompson Drop
Thompson Technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. This combination of analysis and adjusting produces precise adjustments and high levels of patient comfort. After gently lowering you to a prone position on the table, individual drop pieces give way, reducing the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. Individual cushions or “drop pieces” located along our table surface, support each area of your spine until the thrust is delivered. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to move a specific spinal segment. So unique is this approach, Dr. Thompson was granted a patent in 1955. Since then, because of its precision and patient results, it is a technique used around the world.
Flexion Distraction

After undergoing a thorough examination which leads the doctor to a specific diagnosis of the spine condition to be treated, the patient lies prone or face-down on a specially-designed table. For patients with a herniated or “slipped” disc, the Flexion and Distraction Technique can increase the intervertebral disc height to remove annular tension on the annular fibers and nerves by making more room and improving circulation. It also allows the nucleus pulposus, the center of the disc, to assume its central position within the annular fibers and relieves irritation of the spinal nerve, restores vertebral joints to their physiological relationships of motion, and improves posture and locomotion while relieving pain, improving body functions, and creating a state of well-being. For patients with other conditions causing back pain such as facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, sprain or strain, scoliosis, transitional vertebra, sacroiliac subluxation, or stenosis, the Flexion and Distraction Technique provides all of the above benefits plus the ability to place the spinal joints into normal, painless movements so as to restore spinal motion without pain.

Upper Cervical
The Upper Cervical Technique is specifically designed to correct head and neck misalignment, to restore body balance, and to re-activate brain communication to the areas affected by misalignment. As soon as the correction is made, muscles begin to relax, blood and oxygen circulation increases, the immune system gains strength and vitality and the body’s natural, self-healing process begins. This natural self-healing process continues as long as the head and neck alignment is maintained and the brain can communicate without interference to all parts of the body.