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Chiropractic Care Techniques
There's a wide range of techniques used by many chiropractors. What they usually focus is more on the dysfunctions from irregularities on spinal structures or movements.They rely heavily on hands-on procedures to determine the functional problems.

Manual Care
Joint manipulation or "adjustment" is a treatment where the chiropractor uses his/her hands to apply a
very quick, precise, and safe amount of pressure directly on the problem area of your spine. this pressure momentarily separates the joints, allowing gas bubble to escape (this is the popping sound or cracking noise you may have heard about). This relieves the pressure in the joint and surrounding nerves, allowing your spine to return to its proper position. The adjustment is not painful, and often provides immediate
relief. It's a simple treatment that really works!

Applied Kinesiology
This is a muscle testing diagnostic tool used to decipher between different causes of pain. The applied kinesiology use special techniques to help balance opposing muscles attached to a misaligned bone.
Light massage is given to various reflexes and sometimes to acupressure points. This restores muscle function, in order to allow the adjustments to be more effective
.

Activator Care
This technique utilizes a hand held device to administer the adjustment. it is a gentle low force tool that works on the same premise as the
manual care to improve the alignment of the spine.
 

Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT)
This technique is based on having balance between the pelvic girdle and the base of the skull (occiput).
Depending on the patient's situation, there are 3 categories that can occur. A simple blocking of the pelvis
is used to provide the adjustment without manual adjustment, since muscle tension at the pelvis affects
the neck.

Specific Rehabilitation Exercise
Dr. Cheryl will recommend and teach special, specific exercises designed to strengthen and help correct your specific problems. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction.

Nutritional Advice
Dr. Cheryl can advise you in a number of nutritional concerns you may have. We can provide you specific recommendations on
nutritional supplements and health food choices to address your individual needs. We can also refer you to other nutritional experts
for very complicated nutritional concerns and needs.

Orthotics
Custom-made devices placed in the shoes to treat posture problems, such as uneven leg length, spinal curvature and titled pelvis.

Physical Therapeutic Modalities
To compliment and enhance the healing effects of chiropractic care, we have the following therapeutic modalities on site, should you require
them: Heat, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Crytherapy, Vibracusser (mechanical massaging device), Whole Body Vibration Therapy.

Some of the references were taken from BecomeHealthyNow.com on Chiropractic Techniques- An Explanation.

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