Since each and every individual is unique, the same adjustment is not used with everyone. With NeuroLogic Chiropractic Care, a wide variety of chiropractic techniques are used. There are many factors one must consider while performing adjustments on a patients. One patient may require a light, low force technique, such as Activator or impulse. Other’s may need a full spine approach, in which a high velocity, low amplitude thrust is delivered and joint cavitation is obtained. Below is descriptions of the various Chiropractic techniques utilized in the office.
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.
A misalignment of a joint not only occurs in the spine, but can manifest in the extremities of the human body. An extremity adjustment can be performed on the TMJ, shoulders, elbows, wrist, knee, ankle and more. The adjustments can be used to reduce scare tissue, reduce tight muscles, help recover from an injury, re-educate the joint motion and restore normal function to the joint.
Thompson Technique uses an adjusting table with a pneumatically driven, segmented drop system, which quickly lowers the section of the patient’s body corresponding with the spinal region being adjusted. The doctor thrusts at high speed, using minimal force, because while the thrust initiates movement, the fast drop carries the joint through the remainder of its range of motion. Leg length checks, palpation, X-rays and other appropriate tests are used by the Thompson practitioner in determining where to adjust.
IMPULSE NEUROMECHANICAL TECHNIQUE
This patented and FDA registered device was specifically created to deliver gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to the joints of the spine and extremities to relieve pain and restore function. The Impulse Adjusting Instrument is controlled by micro-computer circuitry housed within the device that produces a controlled force that chiropractors can use to treat different areas of the body. Impulse is twice as fast as other adjusting instruments. The gentle thrust is faster than the body’s tendency to tighten up and resist the adjustment. Impulse has three different force settings for different parts of the body and to treat patients of all ages. The controlled low force thrust of Impulse makes treatments comfortable.
The Activator technique has published clinical and scientific peer-reviewed papers beyond that of most chiropractic analytical treatment procedures. The Activator is a mechanical low force, manually-assisted adjusting instrument is recognized and covered by insurance.