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Chiropractic Techniques

We use multiple approaches and techniques in order to tailor our treatment to each person’s individual needs and health goals.

There are hundreds of ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore these subluxated (‘stuck’ or fixated) joints. This may require a quick thrust by hand, the use of an adjusting tool (Activator), or in other instances a slow, constant pressure. Sometimes, only one area of the spine is adjusted, and other times the entire body may require attention. Interestingly, adjusting of the joints works directly by stimulating the control centres of your spinal cord and nervous system, helping them do their job better.

Techniques used in this practice are a blend of years of experience and education. Some adjusting approaches can result in a faint ‘popping’ sound, called a cavitation and do not hurt. This sound is created by the shifting of gas and fluid within the joint, not the crunching of bones. Contrary to popular belief, the presence or loudness of the sound has little meaning, and varies with each patient.

Some of the techniques that our chiropractors may employ during patient treatments are outlined below:

  1. Advanced Biostructural Correction (ABCTM)

    Advanced Biostructural Correction (ABC) is a is a relatively new form of chiropractic care developed by a Dr Jesse Jutkowitz. ABC is a method of analysis and adjusting that helps correctly place the body within its natural alignment.

    The most unique and important feature of the ABC adjustment is the body is assessed and adjusted as one whole functioning unit. ABC practitioners assess the person’s whole body (feet, knees, hips, pelvis, spine and shoulders) with every visit, ensuring each part of the body is posturally aligned. This takes pressure off symptomatic areas, and allows your body to be in its most efficient state which results in immediate improvement in breathing and posture. Assessment is done in a standing position, which allows the vertebrae that have shifted in a forward direction to be isolated and re-aligned with specific movements.

    Education and advice regarding correct sleeping, sitting, standing, lifting methods, etc, are given to ensure a reduction of any ergonomic mechanical stress that may be continually placing the body under undue pressure and strain.

  2. Sacro-Occipital-Technique (SOT)

    Sacro Occipital Technic (SOT) is a comprehensive, gentle and innovative technique of chiropractic founded in 1925 by Dr M B De Jarnette and is constantly being developed even today. It is so named because of the relationship between the Sacrum (base of the spine) and the Occiput (base of the skull).

    SOT chiropractors understand the mechanics and neurology of the body in an organised and practical way. SOT integrates easily and seamlessly with other chiropractic systems, so practitioners use several different techniques and approaches simultaneously to gather large amounts of information and then correct the underlying problem using specific methods.

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