METHODS OF MANIPULATION

Diversified Technique
Diversified technique is characterized by a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and joint dysfunction. It is often accompanied by a ‘click’ or ‘crack’ sound indicating a change in pressure in the joint and surrounding soft-tissue fluids.

Activator Method
The Activator Method is a chiropractic treatment method and is an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine or extremity joints. The device is categorized as a mechanical force manual assisted (MFMA) instrument which is generally regarded as a softer chiropractic treatment technique.

The activator is a small handheld spring-loaded instrument which delivers a small impulse to the spine or extremity joints. The aim of the device is to produce enough force to move the vertebrae but not enough to cause injury.

SOT Method
SOT method is a category system that recognizes that human structures have specific patterns of imbalance. By generalizing patients into three categories based on three identifiable, yet interrelated, systems of body reaction, the use of specific indicators, location and correction of these body patterns, a system of treatment tests can be applied to evaluate need for care. The main idea of SOT is the use of ‘mechanical blocks’ that work to a great extent by specifically positioning the body to use the weight of gravity and the body to correct the body. This occurs because of an interaction between the specific position the body is in and the motion of the body caused by normal breathing.

Cox / Flexion-Distraction
Cox / Flexion-Distraction Technicque is a doctor-controlled, hands-on form of manipulation performed with the patient lying on a specific treatment table specially designed for this procedure. This table, with its variety of movements, permits the effective administration of flexion-distraction and decompression of the spine and its joints.

Flexion-distraction and decompression helps relieve spinal pain and return patients to their desired quality of life by …
• Reducing pressure within the intervertebral discs
• Reducing pressure on the spinal nerves
• Returning motion to the spinal joints

This technique is appropriate for conditions that cause low back and leg pain such as:
• Disc bulges
• Disc herniations
• Spinal stenosis
• Spondylolisthesis
• Facet joint degeneration