Chiropractic Techniques used by our Chiropractor
Dr Darlene uses physical modalities such as laser, ultrasound, and interferential current to help injuries or pain. In addition to adjustments/mobilizations, she also uses a range of myofascial techniques such as ART, massage, nerve flossing, McKenzie and Mulligan techniques, and craniosacral therapy. Dr Darlene is a Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider and is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Diversified Chiropractic Technique
Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic technique, which focuses on the restoration of normal biomechanical function to the spine and extremities. Through the use of High Velocity, Low Amplitude (HVLA) thrusts or gentle mobilization therapy, dysfunctional segments are restored to normal, pain-free movement.
Thompson Terminal Point Technique
Thompson Chiropractic Technique is based on the body’s natural biomechanics and Newton’s Law of Inertia, which states that “an object in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon by an equal and opposite force”. Thompson Chiropractic Technique uses this law of inertia via a “drop piece” in the table to help adjust joints that are not moving normally.
Based on over 50 years of research and clinical use, drop piece adjustments are lighter, gentler, and avoiding many of the twisting positions that can accompany diversified adjusting.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Soft tissue therapy is used in every treatment session to address the dysfunction of the muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments in the area of pain. Injury and overuse can result in the formation of scar tissue and fibrous adhesions. Soft tissue therapy may be used to help break up those adhesions. It is used along with adjustments to treat acute strains and sprains as well as chronic overuse conditions such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, low back pain, and headaches.
We constantly walk on unnatural and hard surfaces and floors. Our feet are squeezed into shoes that may not promote natural movement. Consequently, we alter our foot’s natural shape and compromise our natural arches. Prescription orthotics are medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.
Orthotics are precisely designed to re-establish and re-create our natural foot function and balance. Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. A stable foundation can improve the entire body’s functioning and mobility. Orthotics can help plantar fasciitis, knee pain, back pain, running injuries, and foot pain.
Activator Methods Technique
The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.
Because of its effectiveness and gentle nature, the Activator Method has grown to become the world’s most widely-used instrument chiropractic technique. The Activator Method is one of the most widely researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its efficacy.
Webster In-Utero Constraint Chiropractic Technique
Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique is used for pregnant women whose babies are not in the optimal position for birth. This technique can safely correct imbalances in the woman’s pelvis, along with reducing the stress to the ligaments that support the uterus, allowing the baby to turn in a non-invasive, non-painful way. In expectant mothers presenting malposition, there has been a high reported success rate of the baby turning to the normal vertex position.
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