How we adjust matters
An Upper Cervical Technique
Atlas Orthogonal (AO) is a specialized method of analyzing and correcting dysfunction in the spine. There is no twisting or popping of the spine with this technique. A light percussive force used to correct the misalignment of the atlas vertebra (C1) and can help relieve pain, straighten the head and neck, and improve function. Click below to learn even more about how AO can help you.
Traditional chiropractic techniques
The Diversified Technique is the most widely used in the chiropractic profession. It utilizes a small, quick, precise force by hand to correct subluxations, restoring normal range of motion within the restricted joints of the spine. Most people feel a sense of relief once they have been adjusted in this manner.
Thompson Drop Table
Comfortable, effective, no twisting
This technique was developed using a table made up of separate pieces that will rise up and then drop as the chiropractor applies the adjustment to the patient. The motion of the table assists with the adjustment, allowing less force to be used. Nearly any region of the body can be adjusted using the drop table, but it is most commonly used to help the lower back and hips.
Light force techniques
Gentle and comfortable, instruments provide consistent and targeted force to more fragile areas of the body. Currently, we use the Activator instrument and the Impulse adjusting instrument. Both are well-researched and provide gentler adjustments to those needing lighter force like children and seniors.
Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies
This technique was developed to reduce intrauterine constraints on the baby during pregnancy. Moms love it because it can help prepare them for the birth process by balancing the pelvis and reducing tightness in the lower back and abdomen. It can give baby more room to move around prior to birth to assure optimal development. This technique was created by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr. Short holds an additional certification in this technique from the ICPA.