Chiropractic Techniques (Advanced & Traditional)
Advanced & Traditional 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 patients are most familiar with. 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.
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.
AK 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 a light massage of various points referred to as neurolymphatic and neurovascular points. Clinical decision-making is often based on testing and evaluating muscle strength.
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.