Koren Specific Technique (KST) is the most utilized technique in the office. It is a chiropractic technique that is very different from a traditional chiropractic adjustment. It is gentle yet very powerful. Corrections are administered using an adjusting instrument called an ArthroStim that allows for precise adjusting. There is no twisting, cracking or popping that occurs with this type of an adjustment. Therefore, all ages benefit from KST, from newborns to elderly and everyone in between. There are many ways that our bodies communicate with us and with KST we can pinpoint the priorities in your body and adjust accordingly; never doing too much or too little.
Thompson Technique is a chiropractic technique that uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. The object of the drop is to distract/open up the joint during the adjustment. The drop pieces assists the thrust by moving with the adjustment. This minimizes the force required for the adjustment.
Logan Basic Technique is a chiropractic technique in which light pressure is applied to the ligaments of the sacrum. Light force is concurrently applied to various spinal levels to correct spinal subluxations and restore muscle imbalances. This technique is very gentle and effective for people of all ages; especially children, women during pregnancy and the elderly.
The Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) is a chiropractic technique that uses triangular-shaped blocks placed under the patients pelvis. Low force, slow pressure types of adjustments are used to address subluxations. It utilizes a systemic and systematic approach to removing neurological/structural/functional interferences, as well as CSF flow mechanisms, thereby returning healing capacity to ones system.
Diversified Technique is only used on occasion in the office. It is the most widely used chiropractic technique in the profession and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint. This cavitation may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be desired, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment.
NIMMO or Receptor Tonus Technique is a soft-tissue technique that focuses on the fact that muscles are responsible for causing abnormal joint function. NIMMO addresses muscular problems, usually called trigger points, by applying pressure to a muscle on the point of imbalance for 7-10 seconds. This allows the muscle to relax and re-acquire its normal resting length. This procedure allows the bone(s), to which the muscle(s) attach, to move normally to restore proper joint function.