About Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on health care approach which focuses on the relationship between the spine and nerve system and their influence in the restoration and maintenance of health and optimum function.

The goal of chiropractic is to optimize health and function of the body through an optimal functioning spine and nerve system.  Chiropractic does not look to treat the symptoms but to get to the root cause of your problem whereas conventional medicine focuses on the treatment of disease and symptoms.

 

Doctor of Chiropractic

Chiropractors are the specialist in the care of the spine, nerves, muscles and connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the joints in your body are part of this musculoskeletal system and its optimal function is necessary for overall good health.

 

Philosophy of Chiropractic

We do that through the detection and correction of vertebral subluxations, which are misalignments of one or more bones in the spine that interfere with the proper communication between the brain and the body. After a thorough analysis has been performed and any subluxations are detected, a chiropractor performs specific adjustments to the spine to restore the spine and nerve system back to normal functioning.

Chiropractors understand that the body has an innate ability to heal itself.  The body's natural state is health, vitality, and optimum function. The system that controls all of the healing in the body is the nerve system. The most important way for the body to express health, vitality, and function is through an optimum functioning spine and nerve system.  When the structure of the spine is healthy, our nerve system is healthy.  

 

Services & Techniques

 

Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulations is carried out by trained and licensed chiropractors using their hand or an instrument to correct structural alignment, improve body function and promotes self-healing. It’s a non-invasive and drug-free technique that relieves pain and help patients achieve optimal health and total well-being in the long run.

 

Webster Technique

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. The ICPA recognizes that in a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia).

 

SOT Technique

Sacro Occipital Technique aims to balance our structure and stabilize our pelvis in order to allow the normal function of our nervous system since it’s the one controlling our body. SOT, which most practitioners are chiropractors, is believed to enhance balance, neurological integrity and integrated function of the organ structure and neurological mechanism. Having said that, specialist makes all of these happen through functional chiropractic neurology and biomechanics, nutrition, soft tissue techniques and the diagnosis and treatment of the craniosacral respiratory mechanism (CSRM).

 

Thompson Technique

The Thompson technique derives its name from the founder, Dr. Clay Thompson, who fully patented this method in 1957. This approach focuses on the full spine by using an adjustable table that lowers the part of your body that corresponds to the spinal area that is to be adjusted. The main areas that are treated are the pelvic, dorsal and lumbar regions. This method has grown to be loved because it is not painful and uses the least force, because the thrust brings about movement whereas the fast drop will help the joint go through the rest of the required motion.

 

Gonstead Technique

After a complete analysis, the Gonstead chiropractor is ready to deliver any necessary adjustments. The focus of the Gonstead adjustment is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas (areas of subluxation). Great care is taken to ensure a bio-mechanically correct position and precise thrust to provide the most accurate and painless adjustment possible. It is the goal of your Gonstead doctor to restore and maintain optimal health by locating and correcting any interference to the nervous system caused by vertebral subluxation.

 

Activator Technique

The Activator Method is one of the most widely researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its efficacy.

 

Sport Injuries Taping Technique

This technique is used for joint injury prevention which athletes most commonly experiences in the ankle and hand. Using an adhesive tape, it lessens the severity of the injury to the ligament, lowers your chances of being injured again, and gives the most support while limiting backward bending.

 

Active Release Therapy

Active Release therapy is a manual therapy that targets to treat soft tissue injury. These injuries are caused by adhesions or tissue scarring in the muscles which makes the muscles become weaker, shorter, and rigid and the nerves to compress. These adhesions alter the motion of muscles and joints; symptoms like pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling sensation and reduced range of motion. The specialist uses his hands to assess the texture, tightness and mobility of the soft tissue while the patient actively move or stretch the infected area. With hand pressure, the specialist treats the soft injury tissue by breaking the adhesions. This therapy treats problems with muscle, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves, thus treating headache, back pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica to name a few.