Techniques


Corrective Care Chiropractic – Corrective Care Chiropractic is used to achieve and maintain optimal health. Dr. Mitchell will evaluate the patient for trauma, pathology but more importantly for function. CNS controls every single one of our cells, tissues, and organs we need it to function as close to 100% as possible. We give relief care, which is pain control, and corrective care, which works on the underlying structural abnormalities (that are causing the pain) to make a more permanent change.

The Corrective Care adjustment and alignment process in time can often correct the spinal alignment stopping or least slowing down the degenerative decay in the spine. Corrective Care Chiropractic can aid in building a healthy body and immune system by slowing down mechanical decay in the spine and helping the patient to function at an optimal level to maximize their overall health and quality of life.

Diversified – This is a widely used type of chiropractic adjustment that causes the popping sounds commonly associated with a chiropractic adjustment that is most familiar to patients. The diversified adjustment consists of a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust (a quick shallow thrust). It can be done by rotating some part of the body (the neck or spine for example) or by pushing or pressing on the body.

Thompson – This adjustment uses a special table that assists in moving the spine by utilizing a headpiece that drops down slightly as the adjustment is applied to the spine. The chiropractor applies a quick thrust at the same time the table drops. The dropping of the table allows for a lighter adjustment without the twisting positions that can accompany the manual adjustment

Activator – This is a hand-held, spring-loaded instrument that delivers a light force into spinal joints to restore normal motion. Commonly used as a selective method for patients who may not desire manual adjustment like Diversified or who have a very delicate spine.

Extremity adjustments – This is the application of chiropractic adjustments to joints other than the spine, i.e., shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Extremity adjusting is commonly used in treating athletes, work injuries and ergonomic conditions.

Gonstead – Gonstead procedures are the result of extensive clinical research by Clarence S.Gonstead, founder of the world famous Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin and his associates. Doctor Gonstead’s fifty-five years of continuous practice and over four million chiropractic adjustments resulted in the most complete method of biomechanical analysis available for use by today’s doctors of chiropractic. So why don’t all chiropractors use this technique? Because the analysis takes more time and mastering the art of delivering a specific adjustment takes a LOT of practice and dedication.