Chiropractic techniques vary for the patient’s benefits. If you have ever searched for a new chiropractor, you may have noticed that not all chiropractic doctors are alike. In fact, we have a wide array of techniques to choose from, all with the same end-goal in mind – getting the patient well by removing interference to the nerves, allowing the muscles to balance out, and restore proper biomechanics, so that the body can function, heal, and perform the way it was meant to. Each of the following Chiropractic techniques allow for that treatment.
As a Chiropractor, I believe that being a part of a healing profession that has so many proven and effective techniques is to everyone’s advantage. Besides allowing the doctor of Chiropractic to choose and perfect the technique that is right for his or her body size, it allows the patient to choose which method best suits his or her preferences. It also allows us to vary techniques for different patients. For example, the technique used for a weight lifter may be different for an infant or a pregnant mom.
Chiropractic and Active Release
Active Release Technique (ART): Chiropractic ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles(2).
Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology
Applied Kinesiology: the Chiropractic applied kinesiologist finds a muscle that tests weak and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. The Chiropractic practitioner will then evaluate and apply the therapy that will best eliminate the muscle weakness and help the patient. Therapies utilized can include specific joint Chiropractic manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management and various reflex procedures(3).
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