Our physicians employ a wide range of proven techniques for each individual case. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of the popular chiropractic techniques used by our doctors.
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.
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.
This technique involves a small hand-held device called an Activator, which uses a spring-loaded mechanism, that administers approximately 32 lbs of pressure into a specific segment of the spine or extremity. This amount of pressure generated is just enough force to manevuer and correct the vertebrae back into proper and correct alignment. The activator method chiropractic technique (AMCT) has been proven to be very efficient in treatment protocols while eliminating the risk of injury to the spine and surrounding area.
All our chiropractors are skilled at providing gentle, yet powerful corrective adjustments by hand. This allows our chiropractors to gain a firm understanding on how our patients are feeling and reacting to care.
Although not the primary focus of chiropractic, it is important to be well versed in the management of the extremities. Some of our chiropractors are experts at providing care for extremities including hands/wrists, elbows, shoulders, feet/ankles, knees and hips. Often, an extremity issue has great influence on the function of the spine. Being able to assess and correct these extremity conditions is something that our office prides itself on.
Our office employs many physical therapy modalities, including ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation and Cold Laser therapy to complement our other techniques.