Adjustments and Techniques:

The most common treatment provided by a Chiropractor is spinal manipulative therapy, SMT, commonly known as an adjustment. It is a manual therapy where the Chiropractor mobilizes a fixated joint in order to restore proper motion which, under the Chiropractic paradigm, restores health and promotes healing.

An adjustment occurs when a medical practitioner, most often a Chiropractor, carefully takes a joint past the normal physiological range of movement without exceeding the anatomical boundary limit. Its defining factor is a dynamic thrust, a sudden yet gentle force that restores the joint’s range of motion and often is accompanied by an audible release.

The medicinal use of spinal manipulation can be traced back over 3000 years to ancient Chinese writings. Hippocrates, the "father of medicine" used manipulative techniques, as did the ancient Egyptians and many other cultures.

Many different Chiropractic techniques have been developed since its founding in the 1890s. Each specializes in certain locations in the spine or type of manipulative force used in providing an adjustment. A skilled Chiropractor will be knowledgeable in several of these techniques and able to recognize and apply the most appropriate technique based upon the needs of the patient.

Below is a list of Chiropractic treatment options we offer at our location:

Chiropractic manipulation focuses on restricted joints, but many patient complaints also involve nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, fibrous tissues or synovial membranes (collectively referred to as soft tissue). We therefore also frequently utilize other treatment choices to maximize patient outcomes such as: