Chiropractic Techniques Used

At Acacia Chiropractic we use a variety of techniques to provide a natural holistic approach to your health and well-being. Below is an outline of our methods. These may be used in conjunction with each other, or alone, to achieve the best results for your health. After years of university training and clinical experience, each chiropractor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.

Manual Adjusting

A Chiropractic adjustment is the skill of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated, “locked up”, or not moving properly. This adds motion to the joint, helping the joints to gradually regain more normal motion and function. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to permit improved spinal function, improved nervous system function, and improved health.

There are many ways to adjust the spine. We often use the hands to deliver a quick thrust to the joint.​

The Activator Method

(A high-speed, low force treatment for your whole body)

Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.

The “Activator Method” is research-supported, gentle, safe and highly effective. A hand-held adjusting instrument is used to deliver a precisely controlled, light thrust to the misaligned vertebra.

The Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust.

Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.

Drop Piece Technique

This special adjusting table is designed to assist the Chiropractor. There are a variety of gentle adjustments that can be done using the different drop piece sections of the adjusting table. This enables adjustments to be made in a very relaxed posture and helps to improve the safety of the manual adjustment.

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