Traditional and Advanced Chiropractic Treatments
This is a widely used type of chiropractic manipulation/adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught at chiropractic schools. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment). As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body.
This is a specific chiropractic method and is a variation of the Diversified technique that uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. These segments can be cocked up a fraction of an inch, so when the thrust is delivered, the table will drop this fraction of an inch. The drop pieces assist the thrust while minimizing the force used for the manipulation/adjustment. Cavitation of the joint may or may not occur.
Sacro Occipital Technique is a specific chiropractic technique that uses triangular-shaped blocks usually placed under the pelvis of the prone patient to treat problems identified in the low back. This is a light force soft tissue manipulation/adjustment.
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A.K. is an approach to chiropractic treatment in which several specific procedures may be combined. Diversified manipulative/adjusting techniques may be used with nutritional interventions, together with light massage of various points referred to as neurolymphatic and neurovascular points. Clinical decision- making is often based on testing and evaluating muscle strength.
The Activator Technique incorporates the use of a unique hand-held spring-loaded instrument. This chiropractic technique is the most widely-used “low force” chiropractic technique in the world. Instead of the manipulating/adjusting forces being delivered by hand, force is generated with the small appliance called the Activator that delivers a lighter, but quicker, thrust than can be delivered by hand. The Activator Technique works well for children and the elderly. http://www.activator.com/about/
QA is the most-advanced kinesiological protocol available in the U.S. today. It uses muscle-testing and nutrition to treat structural, biochemical, and mental deficiencies. The QA Clinical Protocol was developed and is based on the research of Dr. Walter H. Schmitt, D.C., DIBAK, DABCN, Chapel Hill, NC. It utilizes the manual muscle testing response (inhibited, facilitated, over-facilitated) as a reflection of the status of the anterior horn motor neuron pool (AMN) for the muscle being tested. Sensory receptor based diagnostic challenges result in muscle testing outcomes (changes in AMN) that are then used to direct appropriate therapy.
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Neurolink is a complete system of healthcare that utilizes the only 100% accurate diagnostic tool available on the planet – the BRAIN. Neurolink includes gentle contact with anatomical points that represent neurological circuits. A muscle-test is used as a ‘feedback’ indicator to highlight any body system that is not functioning to its potential. Neurolink approaches healthcare within a neurophysiological context. It is a system of sequential ‘checks’ that evaluate all the possibilities (going on in your body) that may have translated themselves in to symptoms of ill health. http://www.neurolinkglobal.com/patient_FAQs_66.aspx
The Brimhall technique uses Six Steps to Wellness. This comprehensive program is the result of thirty-five years of intensive research by Dr. John Brimhall of Mesa, AZ. The protocol includes: Structure, Electro Magnetic Therapy, Nutrition, Emotional Therapy, Detoxification, Allergies and Sensitivities.
The Bio Cranial System is a therapeutic protocol that helps the body to correct and heal itself by applying a specific technique directly to the bones of the head (cranium). The Bio Cranial System was developed by Dr. Robert Boyd and is based on the research conducted at the International Bio Cranial Academy located in the United Kingdom.
N.E.T. is a safe, gentle, effective, non-psychological procedure that addresses the emotional component, the third leg of the triangle of health with a spinal adjustment. The N.E.T. doctor uses muscle testing, body reflex points, and semantic reactions. The spinal adjustment stablizes the subluxation (which causes diminished nerve and organ function), as well as resolving muscle and meridian imbalances. www.netmindbody.com/patients
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