Our Professionally Certified Methodology
Chiropractors have used manipulation of the spine as a treatment technique since it was founded by DD Palmer in the 19th century. There are almost 200 proven chiropractic techniques, with a significant amount of overlap between them. We have found the following five techniques the most helpful to our clients path to pain relief.
Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a softer alternative to manual manipulation that uses a small instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted vertebra or joint.
This full spine adjustment focuses on restoration to normal biomechanical function and correction through a high velocity, low amplitude thrust. This manual adjustment technique helps create motion in spinal joints with the objective of restoring structure and function.
Claimed to expand “standard diversified technique”,the Gonstead Method addresses all of the possible directions in which a spinal bone can misalign, causing irritation to a nerve. The technique focuses on hands-on adjustments by removing rotation from the adjusting thrust and implementing additional instrumentation.
Utilizing a specially adapted table designed to slightly drop when applying a quick adjustment thrust, the chiropractor creates a subtle dropping motion, often felt as a vibration, which makes it more comfortable for patients. This is frequently used to relieve pain in the spine and extremities.
For pregnant women, this technique is a diversified adjustment that aims to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction and facilitate neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis.
This technique is a gentle method used to correct the positioning of the upper cervical vertebra, Atlas and Axis, without any twisting, bending, or cracking of the neck.