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Chiropractic Techniques

Activator

The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on patients of all ages since the late 1960s, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns.

Incorporating the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations, this unique system of administering spinal adjustments using research-based analysis and the Activator Adjusting Instrument can help restore spinal balance safely and comfortably.

Because of its effectiveness and gentle nature, the Activator Method has grown to become the world’s most widely-used instrument chiropractic technique.

Dynatron 125 Ultrasound

Exclusive Three- and Six-channel Models. The only three- and six- channel devices available. All devices allow fully independent treatment setups. Treatment options include inferential, premodulated, biphasic, high voltage pulsed stimulation, Russian and microcurrent stimulation. Dynatronics′ Combo Plus technology offers the greatest number of treatment options ever. Combine ultrasound with high volt, Russian, biphasic, premodulated, or microcurrent stimulation using any available electrotherapy channel. Dynatron 50 SeriesPlus models are the only devices offering 1, 2, and 3 mHz frequencies from one device for the greatest flexibility in depth of treatment

The Insight Subluxation Station

Our Space Foundation certified Insight Technology establishes a reliable, scientifically valid, quantitative, multidimensional, representation of your patient's condition – something never before possible.

This is significant on many levels. It enables chiropractors to analyze a patient's condition more accurately, communicate findings more effectively– while allowing both the chiropractor and patient to track the effectiveness of treatment.

Thompson Technique

Poor spinal health can be the reason behind joint and muscle pain, posture problems and even stress and anxiety. If you’re suffering from lower or upper back pain, you can turn to a chiropractor who will manipulate and mobilize different muscles and joints and restore the spine to good health. Chiropractors use dozens of different techniques to adjust the joints and muscles; the Thompson Technique can be performed to reduce back pain, and involves manipulating the leg joints to correct misalignments in the spine and pelvic area. 

The adjustment technique has been used for several decades, and offers several advantages over other types of chiropractic adjustments. If you’re suffering from back pain and prepared to see a chiropractor about it, learn more about the Thompson Technique and discuss the options with your doctor.

 How the Thompson Technique is Performed

The Thompson Technique is performed on a drop table, and uses your own body weight to exert force on a drop piece. Varying amounts of pressure of the joints set a drop piece in motion, which in turn affects the muscles tissues and joints.

Most chiropractors perform a ‘leg length analysis’ to determine exactly where the imbalance is occurring. The “Leg Length System” is based on the work of Dr. Deerfield of Detroit, Michigan and contends that the basis of many problems in the musculoskeletal system can be traced to the length of the legs and how the body is positioned and balanced on the feet when standing up straight. The chiropractor can determine whether the legs are out of balance by observing the legs in an extended position on the table. They may flex and straighten the feet to see whether one leg is longer or shorter than the other, and how this may be affecting the individual’s health.

The Thompson Technique was so effective when it was first used that Dr. Thompson was granted a patent for the technique in 1955. The technique is now used worldwide, and is often recommended by family chiropractic clinics because it produces very precise adjustments for many spine and posture problems.

 Adjustments with the Thompson Technique

All of the adjustments performed with the Thompson Technique are manual adjustments, and the chiropractor must exert varying amounts of pressure and force to perform the adjustment process successfully. The Thompson Technique is one of several Activator Methods where the doctor must analyze the length of the legs and restore the body using an activator mallet in order to push the joints back to the correct position. In some cases, this process can be painful; the force induced by the chiropractor’s thrust are further enhanced with the drop mechanism, but the end result can be significant.

 

Massage Therapy

Sinus Treatment:

With help of eucalyptus this massage focuses on each of the eight sinuses located on the face. During this 30 minute massage we use specific manipulation and direct pressure on and around each sinus pressure point. Also, massaging major facial and scalp muscles involved with sinus pain. All in all, this is a great treatment for those seasonal allergies and sinus pain.

Headache/Migraine Treatment:

Using rosemary and peppermint oil this 30 minute massage focuses on the muscles involved with headache pain and discomfort. Each session is specific to his/her headache pain, and concentrates on the muscles that contribute to that area of the head. Using the essential oils in specific areas helps aid in the elimination of the headache or migraine pain.

Prenatal Massage:  

Can be either 30minute or 60 minute sessions. Prenatal massage main focus in on relaxation and soothing the mother. No deep tissue or trigger point work is advised during pregnancy because it will over stimulate her body and over stimulation during pregnancy is unhealthy for mom and baby. Slow and gentle massage strokes make up each session.

Therapeutic Massage:

Can be either 30 minute or 60 minute sessions. Each session is focused and the client’s specific discomfort or injury. During each session the therapist will check out each specific area and determine the muscles involved with the pain or discomfort. The therapist will also check the surrounding muscle tissues to determine what other muscles may be involved with the current pain. In addition any areas of discomfort will be addressed during this service including all areas the client wants massaged.

 

                     

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