Adjustments, or manipulation as they’re sometimes referred to, are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can’t function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you’re cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
Our clinic offers many different types of adjustments, from low impact instrument assisted percussion (Activator and Arthrostim), drop table, pregnancy drop table, SOT – sacral occipital technique, Cranial work, Cox Flexion Distraction with mobilizaiton, active release technique, LOGAN BASIC, NUCCA, manual adjustments, extremity adjustments (TMJ, shoulders, hips, elbow, wrists, ankles, knees, etc), rib adjusting. We also treat common and uncommon conditions with physiotherapy treatment with many different modalities; cold laser (class 3B), ultrasound, electric stimulation, distraction, Graston, ART, NMR, PNF patterning, TPT, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, fascial release, Keniosio-tape, KT tape, Rock tape, therabands, exercises, rehabilitation exercises with therabands.
Some of the UN-common conditions we treat are:
- Prenatal and Postpartum Care
- Headaches (Migraines, tension, cluster)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Joint instability
- spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis
- Vertigo, dysequalibrium
- Tennis and Golfers Elbow
- Plantar Fascitis
- Sprains / Sprains of Extremities
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Scoliosis rehabilitation
- Pelvis floor rehabilitation