Our medical professionals employ a wide range of proven techniques for each individual case. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of the popular chiropractic techniques we use at our practice.
Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic technique, developed by D.D. Palmer, DC. Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine.
This technique makes use of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.
Cox Technique (Flexion/Distraction)
Cox Technique is spinal manipulation performed on a specially designed chiropractic table (for flexion-distraction) which has a movable caudal piece (that part on which a patient's legs lie). Each section flexes, extends, laterally bends and circumducts (combination of flexion and lateral flexion).Cox Technique drops intradiscal pressure, widens the spinal canal, reduces pressure on the spinal nerves, and return motions to spinal joints.
The Activator Technique is an alternative to manual adjusting of the spine or extremity joints. It is generally regarded as a softer chiropractic adjusting technique.
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.
A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.
Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique is a highly effective treament for muscle spasms as well as a common condition known as plantar fasciitis, pain along the bottom of the foot. Patients often experience immediate changes in stiffness, pain, and mobility.
Our office employs many physical therapy modalities, including electrical muscle stimulation, interferrential therapy, and ultrasound to complement our other techniques.
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