Manual Diversified Technique
Diversifed adjustment methods are comprised of low amplitude, high velocity thrusts that normally result in realignment of a joint or an area of the spine. The normal biomechanics of the joints and spine are used to create motion in the joint or spine with the objective of restoring functionality.
Thompson Drop Technique
The drop table has segments that can be lifted up and then dropped when a thrust is applied. The drop allows gravity to assist and work in combination with the manual adjustment. More specifically, once the section of the table is lifted, it is fastened in place and the stiffness of the table is altered based on the patient’s body weight. When the chiropractor applies a gentle thrust to the area needing adjustment, the table releases and drops down, causing that segment of the body to fall too. The drop table comes to a rest, but the patient’s body momentum continues for a short period. This momentum is equally as critical to the drop table technique as the thrust and dropping of the table are, because it aids in alignment.
A hand-held, spring-loaded instrument is used to apply a rapid and low-force impulse to restricted joints. The instrument operates so rapidly that the muscles of the body don’t have time to tense in response. The force that is applied is localized to a specific joint, so no additional bending or torque is required.
Myofascial Decompression /Cupping /Graston
Scar tissue is laid down in an unorganized way due to trauma and or improper posture to help reinforce the compromised area. Cupping and Graston can help to alleviate this by removing fascial restrictions resulting in increased range of motion.
The Graston technique uses a stainless-steel instrument to identify areas of muscle adhesion, or scar-like tissue, that can be broken up so that the fibers can lay down more organized
This helps increase blood flow and restore movement patterns in injured tissues.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Chiropractic adjustments often occur with greater ease and less discomfort when preceded by a few minutes of therapeutic soft tissue therapy. Gentle joint mobilization, the use of a massager, and the table creating an opening spinal stretch all help to achieve looser muscles. Consequently, it is evident that therapeutic soft tissue therapy and chiropractic treatment complement one another very well.
Taping is a way to promote healing along with stability. It increases blood flow by lifting fascia so that there is less weight on blood flow. The good blood gets in while the bad blood gets out to speed up the recovery process.
Electro-muscle stimulation (E-Stim) is used to relieve neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and extremity pain. E-Stim uses a mild electrical current to stimulate muscles. Electrodes are placed on the skin of the affected area. The therapy starts with a low-level setting and is slowly increased until a level is reached that the patient is comfortable with.
This therapy helps tense muscles to relax and reduces inflammation. This reduction in inflammation will also result in decreased pain in the affected area.
The technology behind ultrasound involves the use of sound waves. These sound waves are used to treat conditions affecting the muscles, ligaments, and bones by creating vibrations that generate heat. When the tissues vibrate, friction is produced at the molecular level, which causes the temperature of the tissues to increase. As a result, the patient may experience reduced swelling, stiffness, and pain. As well as increased circulation and range of movement.
Cold Laser therapy uses light with a specific wavelength to treat tissue. It is helpful in accelerating the rate of healing. When the light waves are absorbed by body cells pain, swelling, and inflammation are reduced and healing time is decreased.
Permeability of the cell membranes is altered and the energy is absorbed by the cell's mitochondria, creating faster cell growth, quicker wound healing, increased metabolic rate resulting in more blood and oxygen to cells, and increased nerve function (the nerve cell connection process will be faster).