Corrective Chiropractic Techniques

At Corrective Chiropractic we want your experience to be gold standard and have you walk out confident you chose the right place for your chiropractic treatment.

Before your first visit at a Corrective Chiropractic, you will be e-mailed our new patient paperwork which can be filled out online and then submitted directly to the location of your appointment. This will save you time on your first visit allowing the doctors to spend more time analyzing your body and finding out exactly what brings you in the office for chiropractic therapy.

From the moment you walk in you will be greeted with a smile and every member of our team will introduce themselves at some point making you feel welcomed and assured of the businesses practices.

One of the doctors will show you around the office for a quick tour and then bring you on back to the examination room to understand the most important things: Your Concerns & Your Goals

You called us to help you with something and our primary goal is to help you achieve this in the shortest amount of time possible by carefully listening and providing you with the best chiropractic treatment.

Following the consultation, the diagnostic testing will begin, which will include: Thermal testing to measure heat radiating from the spine, muscle scans to determine high levels of muscle activity ruling out whether the problem is spine or soft tissue, as well as radiographs to help pinpoint the structural integrity of the spine.

After this appointment concludes, the doctors will review all the testing and have the patient come back the following day to begin treatment and answer four main questions:

  1. Can chiropractic therapy help?
  2. How long will chiropractic treatment be?
  3. How often do they need to come in?
  4. How much will this process cost?

We find that by answering these four questions for all of our patients helps put them at ease and creates a sense of ownership for the patient in their chiropractic care.

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on the latest scientific research, as well as years of experience in the field.

CBP (Clinical Biomechanics of Posture)

Also known as Chiropractic BioPhysics is effective in producing improved posture, spinal alignment, and restoration of essential spinal curves with traditional chiropractic manipulation which focuses on rehabilitation exercise, unique spinal traction. This technique overall goal is to correct or normalized posture. CBP technique is currently the most evidenced-based or most researched than other forms of chiropractic technique.

Chiropractors often require x-ray examination drawing some lines to pinpoint the root cause of spine misalignment to help plan the appropriate and pain-free series of adjustments to be made, exercises to be done and spinal remodeling program to help you achieve the overall normalized posture for a better health.

Thompson Terminal Point Technique

atlanta-chiropractor-adjusting-roomAlso known as the Thompson Drop Table Technique is a system of analysis that uses a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. This technique was originated by Dr. J. Clay Thompson and has proven results — widely used by almost all chiropractors over the world. The segmental drop table is composed of segmented parts or drops pieces that adjust up or down by fraction or inch, depending on the fastness or the impact of the thrust chiropractor put into during adjustment. This keeps the patient secure in the place without experiencing pain during the process of adjustment.

Derifield-Thompson Leg-Check Analysis (done in the first stage) where chiropractors identify the disparity of the leg-length of the patient while lying in prone position. This helps detect underlying neurological imbalance together with other suitable test and x-rays to further aid what treatment should be done or specific area to be adjusted.

Gonstead Technique

This was developed and introduced by Clarence Selmer Gonstead. We conduct a thorough evaluation using full spine X-rays and a heat-sensing instrument for accurate adjustments. Gonstead focuses on pain relief in secondary (pelvic and sacral) subluxations which are not located in the spine. This is considered as the expansion of standard Diversified Technique which only focuses on the back.

Diversified Technique

This hands-on technique is the most common used by chiropractors which applies a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust to relieve pains. Corrective Chiropractors conduct physical examination first to locate the affected area and its severity of injuries or misalignments. After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free up “stuck” joints. This technique is known to have no side-effects and used to treat neck pain, sciatica, scoliosis, tennis elbow, tendonitis, repetitive motion injuries, etc.

Pettibon Technique

The Pettibon System is a process of assessing the patient and then performing a specific rehabilitation program to correct your spine and posture. This chiropractic technique’s mission is to realign the spine so it can optimally function in an upright position relative to gravity using the Pettibon Weighting System.

Light-Force Technique

Light ForceIs a method of applying ounces of pressure along the spine and using a handheld device called an Activator instrument to relax the body and release tension on the nerves. As this relaxes the muscles, it helps cause the misaligned bone to adjust to its proper position so your body can come to the optimal state. This technique is more recommended for newborn, children, elderly, sensitive, etc.

If you have been to a Chiropractor in the past and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let the doctor know when visiting our office. We want you to relax, enjoy, and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

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