Pro-Adjuster Technology is an instrument adjusting tool and technique that allows for a specific high velocity low force adjustment that does not have any twisting or “popping” that is sometimes associated with a Chiropractic adjustment. It has 3 levels of force and because of the speed, can be used to adjust any bone or joint gently and efficiently. It is very similar to the Activator tool but has the ability to deliver multiple thrusts is a short burst. This is very helpful for those who are afraid of the “cracking” noise, those with osteopenia, children, or if the patient is very sore. I also often use this instrument for Trigger Point Therapy work.
Trigger point Therapy is a soft tissue technique that looks for pain patterns caused by tight hyperirritable muscle fibers. The patterns are caused by referral and can be some distance from the source, so looking only at where you are feeling the pain may not find or relieve the pain. If these are the cause of your pattern of pain releasing the fibers with pressure or pulse can be helpful. I often will do this manually or with the help of the Pro-Adjuster tool.
Drop Table Technique is a technique that uses a table that can be raised up a short distance in sections under the area needing an adjustment. When a Chiropractor uses a specific force the section of the table will ‘drop’. This allows the Chiropractor to use less force and be much quicker. This technique is helpful when the patient, for various reasons, tends to ‘tense-up’ prior to the thrust normally applied. The ‘pop’ noise is not heard in this case as the table drop is louder. There is also little to no twisting of the patient with this technique.
Cranial-Sacral, Blocking, Logan Basic and Myofascial Release are very gentle techniques that use little force, but can offer huge benefits. Often the technique is more of a sustained pressure against an area of connective tissue until a release occurs in the myofascia, tendon or ligament. Myofascia is the white web-like covering around and between the layers of muscle and tissue. These tissues can become inflamed, irritated and stuck. When this happens, the body can twist slightly and become unbalanced. The inflammation causes pain and can lead to dysfunction.
Diversified Techniques are a set of manual adjustment techniques that typically use a High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust. This is where your body is moved into a position until a point of resistance and then a quick thrust is applied. This is the type of adjustment you will typically here that classic ‘Pop” associated with Chiropractic adjustments. The “pop” is actually nitrogen gas escaping from the joint space; this produces a little rush of endorphins and will often produce quick relief. There are many ways to achieve these adjustments and all Chiropractors will perform them a little differently depending on where they went to school, who taught them and the size of both the Chiropractor and patient. I feel my adjustment style is very gentle and still dynamic. I try to perform these adjustment techniques with the correct pressure to allow for comfortable and effective treatment.