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Techniques

How we adjust matters

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Atlas Orthogonal

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.

Diversified Adjustments

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.

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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.

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Instrument-assisted Adjustments

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.

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Webster Technique

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.