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About the various techniques we use at Symmes Chiropractic...

How do we determine what techniques to use with a patient?

Impulse Adjusting Instrument

Very effective, low force, high-tech adjusting instrument.


The most common chiropractic adjusting technique.


A variation of the Diversified technique.

Thompson Drop

Table assisted adjusting technique.

Activator Instrument

Most widely used low force adjusting technique.

Flexion-Distraction (Cox)

Specialized low force table adjustment.

Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T)

Light force, slow pressure technique focusing on cranium and sacral regions.

Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)

Specific soft tissue technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Kinesio Taping

Very different type of supportive and functional taping.