Your spinal health is the key to your whole-body health, and keeping it in proper alignment is among the best things you can do to remain free from injury, illness and pain. Chiropractic care is designed to provide spinal correction through adjustments while utilizing scientific yet specific techniques.
Thompson Technique is a specific chiropractic technique that focuses on spinal tone imbalances. It utilizes a table modified with segments known as drop pieces, that when lifted will drop after a thrust is given to the segment. The drop pieces aid in the thrust to minimize the force required when providing the adjustment. Another important factor of the Thompson Technique is the leg length analysis concept. This concept is used to identify imbalances in leg length with the patient lying in a prone position. Along with other chiropractic analyses, the leg length check is used to determine the area to be adjusted.
Diversified (Manual) Technique
Diversified Technique is the traditional method of chiropractic adjusting that uses a hands-on approach. This technique requires the chiropractor to apply a thrust with a specific amount of force to the misaligned segment using their hands. Through different adjustment positions, we strategically restore the proper alignment without the use of extreme pressure or discomfort. Palpitations, leg checks, x-rays and other applicable tests are used to determine the nature of the misalignment.
Torque Release Technique (TRT)
Torque Release Technique pinpoints the neurological tonal imbalances to release tension and pressure around the spine and spinal cord. An instrument called the Integrator is used by the chiropractor to apply a gentle and specific adjustment without the use of twisting, popping or cracking.
Like all other chiropractic techniques, it focuses on correcting misalignments of the spine.
The Webster Technique is designed to provide specific care for pregnant women. Many women experience physical stress from the growth of the fetus and this can create misalignments in the pelvis and sacrum. By using gentle pressure and adjustments, proper spinal alignment can be restored. Many women report positive effects from receiving Webster including decreased pain and discomfort and increased mobility and energy. The Webster technique should be a part of a comprehensive care plan that includes regular consultations with an OB/GYN or midwife.