Our primary adjusting technique is called the Thompson technique. It is a system of drop piece adjusting that is low force and high velocity. The use of the drop piece on the table reduces the sensation of pain in the patient. They usually do not feel the segment "pop" when it is adjusted. However, the traditional manual adjusting may be used. I also utilize Palmer Package. It is a collection of various chiropractic techniques that are commonly used in the chiropractic profession. The techniques that are included in addition to Thompson are Diversified and Gonstead. I am experienced in these manual techniques as well as others.
Sometimes I may use an adjusting instrument, or an activator, to adjust the patient. It is low force high velocity adjusting instrument and is less aggressive than manual adjusting. Additionally, I can use respiratory assist adjusting. This is a low force low velocity method. This method is used on people who are too sensitive to be adjusted manually.
I have completed the 100 hour course in Applied Kinesiology. Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a form of diagnosis using muscle testing to examine how a person’s body is functioning. When properly applied, the outcome of an AK diagnosis will determine the best form of therapy for the patient. Therapies utilized can include specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management and various reflex procedures.
I am also experienced in the examination and treatment of injuries to the joints of the arms, legs and ribs. These areas can be adjusted manually, with a drop piece, instrumentation, or even respiratory assist. It all depends on the patient's tolerance and his/her circumstance.