How chiropractic is performed

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Chiropractic treatment is performed by the use of non-invasive approaches including chiropractic adjustments or manipulation, along with soft tissue work, rehabilitation/exercise, and other physiotherapies.

The chiropractic adjustment is the primary treatment. An adjustment is the specific and gentle force placed into a joint and surrounding soft tissue, performed for the purpose of restoring normal nerve function, joint range of motion and position. The adjustment reduces/inhibits pain, muscle tension/spasm, joint inflammation and proper coordination.

Our doctors have been trained at Palmer College of Chiropractic in a variety of light force to manual techniques including:

* Diversified
* Gonstead
* Activator Instrument
* Thompson Drop
* Flexion-Distraction (Cox)
* Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T.)
* Trigger Point Therapy (N.I.M.M.O.)
* Scar Tissue Adhesion Restriction Release Therapy (S.T.A.R.R.)
* Active Release Therapy (A.R.T.)
* Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (P.N.F.)

In addition to the adjustment, soft tissue techniques are used often on the surrounding muscle tissue, tendons and ligaments to create a more balanced, supported and longer lasting adjustment.

For more information about each specific technique, please refer to the Techniques topic.