At Chiro-Health, patients can recieve various types and styles of chiropractic adjusting procedures, depending upon their particular health problems and specific needs.
A thorough history and a physical examination, usually including upright, weight-bearing x-rays, occurs with each new patient. Prior to initiating treatment, the best treatment options are discussed and outlined. We are happy to contact any previous doctors if the patient has had effective prior care to see what techniques got the best response. Techniques can range from extremely gentle to robust, and any treatment protocol can be customized to fit each patient's particular needs and preferences.
We see patients from every age range...infants to very senior citizens....secretaries to construction workers...elite athletes to the sedentary ...acute injury and chronic problems. Because we practice many types of chiropractic adjusting and therapeutic procedures, we can tailor treatment to each individual.
Atlas Orthospinology is an uppercervical specific adjustment developed by Dr. Grostic. It involves a special x-ray analysis to determine the precise alignment of the Atlas, or C-1, the first vertebra in the neck. After analysis of the x-rays, Dr. Neely The delivers the adjustment with an adjusting instrument that applies a gentle, highly specific tap to the Atlas in exactly the vector for correction.
Thompson Technique utilizes a pneumatic adjusting table that has sections which cock up under the area being treated and a short quick thrust is applied causing the section of the table to release and drop about 1 inch. This technique uses gravity to enhance the speed of the thrust so that less force is necessary to make a specific correction.
Nimmo Receptor Tonus Technique employs manual trigger point pressure to specific muscle points to help reduce tension that can hold the vertebrae in a fixed or non-mobile position, thus allowing better motion and alignment of the segments as the muscles relax.
Cox Flexion Distraction Technique is an excellent lower back adjustment, peaticularly when the health of the disc is compromised. This low-force procedure utilizes a special adjusting table developed for tractioning and flexing the spine while the doctor applies hands-on pressure while manually controlling the taable motion.
S.O.T. or Sacral Occipital Technique includes manual spinal adjustments, usually followed by the patient lynig on wedges or blocks which are placed at very specific points under the pelvis as part of this effective, stabilizing adjusting procedure.
Activator Methods utilizes a special hand-held adjusting instrument called an Activator to deliver a highly specific, low-force correction to the spine or extremity joints.
Gonstead Technique is a manual adjusting procedure that delivers a specific thrust which often causes an audible release of the joint.
Arthro-Stim is an instrument that delivers a series of repetitive taps at varying levels of intensity and vectors, controlled by the doctor.