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chiropractic

WHY ADJUSTMENTS? WHY CHIROPRRACTIC?

Chiropractors are experts in body function, mobility and optimal nerve function!   They predominantly find and remove a condition known as a Vertebral Subluxation.  Almost any joint in the body can become SUBLUXATED.  To simplify it a Subluxation is to a Chiropractor what a Cavity (dental carry) is to a Dentist.  Leaving either of these alone may not be a big deal short term, but if left untreated for long can have severe consequences to your health.  The strange thing is that many of us can be subluxated and NOT EVEN KNOW IT!  It takes a certain level or threshold of interference to cause the body to become SYMPTOMATIC.  For this reason our exams are specifically designed to find any and all subluxations whether they are currently symptomatic (causing pain) or even if the subluxations are asymptotic (you don’t feel them).

A subluxation occurs when one or more spinal vertebrae (or any joint for that matter) moves out of position and creates stress or irritation on nearby nerves, preventing the body from functioning optimally.  It can be the result of physical, chemical, and mental stressors.  Subluxations can and do occur in other joints as well, such as in the shoulders, TMJ, knees, hips, elbows, wrists, ankles, etc and create neurological and mechanical stress that the body often perceives in the form of PAIN.

Dr. Feddes and Dr. McKinney often find that a combination of the techniques described below are needed to get the best results.  Different problems and different people prefer diverse range of adjustment techniques.  We strive to offer you expertly delivered adjustments suited to your needs! 

DIVERSIFIED TECHNIQUE

This technique uses a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that typically results in a “popping” sound and is what we stereotypically think about when picturing a Chiropractor.  For this method, chiropractors apply a short (low-amplitude), quick (high-velocity) thrust into the subluxated joint in order to restore normal range of motion.  The patient’s body is positioned in specific ways to optimize the adjustment of the spine. 

SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY

This is an advanced form of traction that uses state of the art computer technology and sensitive actuators that specifically “decompress” the spine and regenerate intervertebral discs and facet joints that have degenerated, bulged, herniated, or ruptured.   This technique tractions the cervical or lumbar spine to create an isolated “vacuum effect” to specific disc levels.  The negative disc pressure hydrates the disc with fluid and nutrients allowing it to heal.  NON INVASIVE, Spinal decompression should absolutely be considered prior to contemplating any neck or back surgery.  We use a 4 stage system that optimizes patient’s long term success.  See associated “free reports” for more information and/or call to schedule a free consultation to see if you “QUALIFY” for this unique, affordable alternative to spinal surgery.

GONSTEAD TECHNIQUE

Gonstead adjustments use very specific HVLA type adjustments to the effected joint. The focus of the Gonstead adjustment is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas (areas of subluxation).  Gonstead technique involves a unique way of identifying the subluxated joint predominantly by putting the joint through “normal” movement patterns and finding the restrictions.  Great care is taken to ensure a bio-mechanically correct position and precise thrust to provide the most accurate and painless adjustment possible.

ARTHROSTIM / VIBRACUSSOR / ACTIVATOR / PRO ADJUSTER

These techniques utilize very low force, rapid impulses into the muscle and effected joint to stimulate mechanoreceptors and break the pain spasm cycle in patients.  It is an ideal form of Chiropractic for patients with an aversion to “cracking” or patients who prefer a lower force technique and/or cannot handle an HVLA type adjustment.

SOT (Sacro-Occipital-Technique)

SOT is a commonly used chiropractic technique designed to reduce or eliminate pain or disorders in the craniospinal, TMJ, head, neck, back and pelvis, extremities (foot, ankle, knee, and hip as well as hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder) and in specific cases improve organ function.  It does this with many unique adjustments, some of which involve pelvic blocking and cranial adjustments.

WEBSTER TECHNIQUE

A chiropractic adjustment called the Webster technique is a specific sacral adjustment to help facilitate the mother's pelvic alignment.  This in turn balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, reduces torsion to the uterus. This may offer a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning.

THOMPSON TECHNIQUE

The Thompson Technique is a full-spine adjusting technique that emphasizes high-velocity, low amplitude, and some low-force procedures, using a drop table to aid in the adjustments.  This adjustment approach is sometimes used in addition to or, in place of, a more traditional diversified HVLA adjustment.  Here, the traditional "cracking sound" may or may not occur and therefore this type of manipulation may also be considered a form of mobilization, or a gentle adjustment approach.

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE

Is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE TECHNIQUE (MRT)

MRT or Myofascial Release Technique is a series of different soft tissue techniques which are very effective in the treatment of myofascial (muscle, tendon, ligament and connective tissue) pain syndromes.