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Techniques, Therapies, & Nutrition

Diversified

Diversified technique is the most commonly used adjustment technique by chiropractors.  Like many chiropractic and osteopathic manipulative techniques, Diversified is characterized by a high velocity low amplitude thrust. Diversified is considered the most generic chiropractic manipulative technique and is differentiated from other techniques in that its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and joint dysfunction.

Gonstead

The Gonstead system gives rise to a specific, definite approach, to every segment of the spinal column. The detailed analysis includes instrumentation, digital palpation, motion palpation, visualization, x-ray followed by adjusting the articulations of the spine by hand only.

SOT

SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technique.  "Sacro" means "related to or associated with" the sacrum.  The sacrum is the foundation for the spine.  The scarum is often called the tail bone though this is not exactly correct.  "Occipital" means "related to or associated with the occiput."  Occiput means "the back of the head."  So, SOT is a method of normalizing the relationship between the foundation of the spine and the top of the spine.  It is this relationship and how these two bones get along with one another that has been proven to be so important in the normal functioning of the brain and spinal cord. 

Meridian Therapy

Electrical Meridian Therapy is the accepted name employed by those who practice the principle of what is most often called Acupuncture, utilizing electrical stimulation, instead of a penetrating needle. Acupuncture (Meridian Therapy) is a principle, not a technique. There are many ways to stimulate a point other than a needle, just as there are many different strokes used in swimming. Many practitioners use electronic stimulation, cold laser beam, or pressure massage to treat these points. The principle of Meridian Therapy does not change, only the technique does. Compared with other therapies, Meridian Therapy has had the most dramatic successes in the treatment of addictions such as smoking.

Pictured above is one of our three therapy rooms.

Interferential Therapy

Interferential Therapy is one of the various types of Physical Therapy.  It uses a mid-frequency current for treating muscular spasms and strains.  The current produces a massaging effect over the affected area at periodic intervals, and this stimulates the secretion of endorphins, the body's natural pain relivers, thus relaxing the strained muscles and promoting soft-tissue healing.

Russian Stimulation

Russian Stimulation uses medium frequencies to provide electrical stimulation to muscle groups and is used to reduce muscle spasms as well as for muscle strengthening. Russian Stimulation is a specific form of electro-stimulation with a Symmetrical Biphasic Square waveform produced by dividing a 2500 Hz carrier frequency into 50 Hz packets. Originally developed by the Russian Olympic team for muscle mass enhancement, is now often used for muscle strengthening, muscle spasms & Edema reduction.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

TENS stimulation uses low frequencies to provide electrical stimulation to sensory nerves to block pain signals and increase the release of endorphins in the body. TENS is used to provide symptomatic relief and management of chronic and acute pain, but the lower frequencies allow the patient to benefit from longer sustained periods of stimulation to control the pain throughout the day.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is used to treat injured tissues.  Gel is spread on the skin of the area to be treated in order to conduct the sound waves.  These sound waves travel as fast as one million times per second to penetrate the deep tissues creating heat and a pumping action.  Therapeutic ultrasound stimulates the healing process without irritation, reduces nerve root irritation, and improves blood flow.  Most patients feel nothing or a warm, relaxing sensation below the surface of the skin.