This a widely used type of chiropractic adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught at chiropractic colleges. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one that is used the most within chiropractic practices. The Diversified adjustment entails a high-velocity, low amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation (popping sound that you may experience). As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body.
This is a specific chiropractic method and is a variation of the diversified technique that uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. These segments can be elevated slightly, so when the thrust is delivered, the table will drop. The drop pieces assist the thrust while minimizing the force used for the adjustment. Cavitation (popping sound) of the joint may or may not occur.
This is a specific chiropractic technique which is based on light, sustained force exerted against a specific contact point attached to the sacrum at the base of the spine. Auxillary contacts are used at various points in the spine, or along specific muscles. Basic Technique uses the muscular and ligamentous structure surrounding the sacrum as a lever system for balancing the entire structure of the spine. This technique is used to reduce pain/symptoms and restore muscle balance.
This is the application of chiropractic adjustments to joints other than those in the spine, i.e., shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand/finger, hip, knee, ankle/foot/toe.
This is a hands-on technique, which seeks to free the body from the grip of tight fascia, or connective tissue, thus restoring normal function and reducing pain. Using their hands, therapists apply mild, sustained pressure to gently stretch and soften the fascia. Myofascial release is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, recurring sports injuries and scoliosis, among other conditions.
These exercises are specifically designed to strengthen and stabilize your body. This will allow your body to maintain wellness long-term.
A therapeutic device that sends electrical impulses to the nerve/muscle using pads that conduct the impulses through the skin. This low frequency stimulation that is produced prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve pain. The treatment is used to increase circulation, decrease pain and muscle spasm, and facilitate healing of injured soft tissue. As a patient receiving this therapy you will feel a very light tingling sensation in the area where it is being applied.
This technique is utilized to restore range of motion by addressing tight muscles throughout the body. You will contract the muscle being treated against slight resistance and immediately after that contraction the muscle will be passively stretched. The neuro-muscular apparatus becomes briefly refractory after a contraction, and that is what allows for success in incrementally restoring range of motion.
This table utilizes mechanical rollers and heat to reduce swelling, ease spasms, and assist in the realignment of vertebral segments.
Application of moist heat to increase circulation and relax musculature, which will decrease the perception of pain.
Application of cold packs to decrease circulation and swelling in tissues, which will decrease the perception of pain.