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Our Techniques

Our Techniques

Each and every patient has a situation unique to themselves that requires a specific course of action. Our staff will consult with you prior to treatment to determine the best individualized course of wellness care for you.

  • Clift Specific Adjusting Techniques
  • OTZ frozen shoulder treatment
  • PNF muscle balancing for injury prevention
  • Charette Muscle Injury treatment
  • Orthotic fitting and analysis
  • Webster Breech Turning Technique
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Activator Method Technique

The Activator Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. This unique hand-held instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers, and was designed to give patients a specific and gentle adjustment. The Activator method provides a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient.

Palmer Toggle Method

A combination of multiple techniques, the Toggle method focuses on joint dysfunctions in the upper cervical spine through the use of high-, low- and no-force thrusts, or instrument-delivered forces for correction.

Arthrostim Technique

The Arthrostim is an instrument that produces a speedy thrust and recoil motion, similar to the way a chiropractor uses their hands to adjust the vertebrae in your back. The benefit of the instrument is that it performs this high-velocity, low-amplitude motion 12 times per second, and is targeted to a very small area. The force of the thrust radiates through the joint and the tissues that surround it, releasing trigger points that are often the cause of muscle spasms.

Thompson Technique

The Thompson Technique is a variation of the Diversified technique that uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. These segments can be cocked up a fraction of an inch, so when the thrust is delivered, the table will drop this fraction of an inch. The object of the drop is to distract (open) the joint during the adjustment. The drop pieces assists the thrust, while minimizing the force required for the adjustment.

Torque Release Technique

TRT focuses on the strategic and vital connection points between the spinal cord and spinal column. As we gently and methodically adjust these areas of your spinal cord using a chiropractic tool called an integrator, we are changing the degree of tension in the central nervous system in an effort to change the "notes" that result.

Diversified Technique

The Diversified Technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably the most familiar to patients. It entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment.

Motion Palpation

Motion Palpation is a technique in which the doctor's hands are used to feel the motion of specific segments of the spine while the patient moves. The purpose is evaluation of the extravertebral joints and vertebrae to assess dysfunction within the joints.

Sacral Occipital Technique

The Sacral Occiptial Technique, or SOT, is a comprehensive technique which uses body indicators for determining skeletal, cranial, neurological and visceral malfunctions. This incorporates specific techniques which address changes in the extremities, pelvic and spinal biomechanics, cranial distortions, and temporo mandibular joint dysfunctions.

Extremity Adjusting (Manual & Instrument)

This is the application of chiropractic manipulation /adjustment to joints other than those of the spine, ie. shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand/finger, hip, knee, ankle. foot, etc.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy is a technique used for treating myofascial pain which targets the contracted muscle by undoing the locked area. Adjusting tools, such as the Activator, are commonly used during this type of manipulation.

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue to help accelerate the healing process and is used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.

Eustachian Tube Adjustment

By using gentle and specific manual adjustments, this technique assists in restoring motion and function to the top vertebrae of the spine which will lead to improved function of those upper nerves supplying the muscles that open the Eustachian Tube.

Webster Technique

The Webster technique is a specific sacral adjustment to help facilitate the mother’s pelvic alignment and nerve system function. This in turn balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, reduces torsion to the uterus and offers a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning. Originally used for breech presentations and then posterior presentations, current research is revealing the benefits of receiving the Webster technique throughout pregnancy for the prevention of dystocia.

Pettibon Technique

The Pettibon technique offers comprehensive and active rehabilitation for patients, based on a program focusing on the spine’s hard and soft tissues. What makes the Pettibon system unique is its use of x-rays for both diagnosis and assessment of the progress of treatment. The x-ray procedures assure exact diagnoses, assess progress and monitor whether treatment is effective. Under the Pettibon system, the patient undergoes an initial x-ray examination with seven views of the spine. These x-rays are used to measure impairments and are used to see how the patient responds to chiropractic care under the Pettibon technique.

Cox Flexion Distraction Technique

The Cox Flexion Distraction or Cox Technic is a gentle adjustment procedure which uses negligible force and aids in natural healing of the spine. technique is usually done on a special table, which has movable parts which help in effective division of the different areas of the This aids in the decompression of the spinal column as well as the aligning of the vertebrae. It is very effective in alleviating the effects of degenerative disc diseases, lumbar, cervical and thoracic disc herniations and is very beneficial for those individuals who are not willing to undergo surgery to relieve their back pain.