This is a widely used type of chiropractic manipulation/adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught in chiropractic institutions. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by hand and possibly with assistance from a table or block. This usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment). As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body and is the primary technique used in our office.
Activator Insturment Adjusting
Evolved from nearly 40 years of empirical study and 15 years of clinical research, the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) uses the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations to seek joint dysfunction in the spinal column and extremities for improved patient care. AMCT uses the Activator Adjusting Instrument to give consistent low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustments. Over 35,000 doctors have been trained in AMCT, making AMCT the most widely used technique worldwide; a testament to low force patient satisfaction.
Impulse® Adjusting Instrument
"In over a decade of researching chiropractic adjusting instruments, we discovered the importance of optimizing the frequency input to the spine. At the right frequency, more bone movement occurs and more nerve receptors are stimulated during the adjustment, said Tony Keller, Ph.D., a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Orthpaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont, a co-author of the study.
With the rise in popularity of using adjusting instruments in chiropractic practice improvements that better suit the patient and clinician are of great interest. Today, chiropractic adjusting instruments are the second most common type of adjusting technique, utilized by 72% of chiropractors on 21% of their patients.
Chiropractic adjusting, a more specific variant of spinal manipulation, is the most commonly performed intervention by chiropractors. Over the past three decades adjusting instruments have been developed to assist chiropractors in delivering forces to the spine. Benefits of chiropractic adjusting instruments include a more specific and targeted force application, controlled force and speed. These benefits culminate in easier adjustments on patients and the doctor too. "Speaking of speed," says Colloca, "
Impulse® was found to be twice as fast as the spring type activation devices. That's about 100 times faster than traditional manual type chiropractic adjustments too. The faster speed allows the adjustment to be delivered faster than the patient's tendency to tighten up and resist the adjustment.
This is a specific chiropractic technique that uses mechanical and hands-on manipulation/ adjustment utilizing a special table where the spine is tractioned and flexed forward. This technique is primarily utilized to treat cervical and lumbar disc herniations, non-disc spinal disorders, and to increase mobility of spinal joints.