A chiropractic technique is a system of analysis and correction. In other words, its how a chiropractor finds what is wrong and how he/she attempts to fix it. When a chiropractor "fixes" a problem, it's called an adjustment. The following techniques are used in our office: Activator, Diversified, Extremities, Gonstead, Flexion Distraction, Sacro-Occiputal Technique, Thompson drops, Cranial adjusting.
New Chiropractic Patient Forms
We want to make your visit as PAIN FREE as possible. Please complete the appropriate forms in the comfort of your home BEFORE your appointment and bring them with you to your appointment. The questions and answers you provide are an important part of your care. Please do not skip sections to save time as this will result in a delay of care.
Rehabilitation is often used by chiropractors to aid in the healing process and prevent future misalignments (subluxations) from happening as often. Rehabilitation can be divided into two main categories:
Passive - The chiropractor/assistant/therapist performs the procedure, hence the patient plays a passive role; passive modalities used in our office include: ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, heat/ice, trigger point therapy and myofascial release.
Active - The patient is actively involved in the therapy; active modalities used in our office include: stretching, dynamic stabilization, proprioceptive facilitation and exercises you can do at home or in your local gym.
Most shoe inserts sold in stores are strictly for shock absorption. They are made of foam or gel, do not support the arches well and are not customized to your feet. The problem with orthotics supplied by most Podiatrists is that they do not support all three arches, are rigid and uncomfortable and are usually cast with the patient seated (a non-weight-bearing position). Our custom-made Foot Levelers orthotics support all three arches of the foot (transverse arch, medial longitudinal arch and lateral arch), they are semi-rigid and cast with the patient standing (in a full weight-bearing position).