Techniques

Chiropractic Techniques

  • Diversified - most common technique used by chiropractors. It is characterized by high velocity, low amplitude thrust. The technique uses a specific lie of drive to restore proper movement and alignment of the spine
  • Activator Method - uses a small handheld instrument, called an activator. It has a soft rubber tip to deliver a light force to the area being treated
  • Drop Techniques -  chiropractic adjustments are performed on a table in which cushions drop about an inch when thrust is applied to the spine
  • Nimmo Technique - uses compression to alleviate trigger points and extremely  tense muscles that have suffered from trauma, poor posture, and emotional stress 

 

Therapy / Rehab Techniques

  • Interferential therapy (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) -  used to treat muscular spasms and strains. It has a massaging affect to the treating area, and stimulates secretion of endorphins ( body's natural pain relievers), thus promotes healing.
  • Ultrasound - reduces inflammation by enhancing the cell repair
  • Intersegmental traction -  it induces passive motion to the spine to decrease fixation. It improves circulation of spinal fluids and therefore nourishes the disc, and prevents disc thinning and degeneration.
  • Diathermy - it is a painless procedure. It delivers moderate heat to the deep tissues, and is used to destroy abnormal cells and tissue. The heat increases blood flow, and helps speeding up the recovery.
  •  Cryotherapy - using low temperature to decrease the inflammation and promote healing
  • Stretching and exercises

 

Acupuncture Techniques

  • Electro-acupuncture - is non-invasive. Using a specialized electrical stimulus for treating the acupuncture points.
  • Needle acupuncture - using single-use needles to treat acupuncture points.