Gentle Chiropractic


ACTIVATOR METHODS®

We use one of the most popular “low force” chiropractic techniques in the world.


First the Evaluation

We begin by analyzing how well your spine moves. We test how well you turn and bend. While you’re lying face down, we’ll evaluate the length of your legs. This simple procedure can reveal significant differences in leg lengths. Click here to try a simple leg-length home test.This time-tested protocol tells us if vertebral subluxation complexes exist and their location. It also helps us know when to adjust and when not to adjust.Activator Instrument: the hand-held instrument delivers a precise, repeatable force at just the right angle.


The Adjusting Instrument

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.


The Follow Up

After your adjustment, we retest to make sure changes have been produced. Testing afterwards helps us deliver high-quality care and high levels of patient satisfaction.



Torque Release

Torque Release uses a gentle touch and light thrusting by hand or small, hand-held instrument called an Integrator. This low-force adjusting method allows the nervous system to better integrate and understand the new corrective information and to process it throughout the spinal cord and brain.

Imagine that your nervous system has a volume control. If the volume is too loud it causes distortion, with internal organ complaints, musculoskeletal stresses and diminished immune response. Too weak, and your body doesn’t receive critical messages, showing up as sluggishness, reduced performance and poor muscle support. Torque Release looks to correct these problems by normalizing the functioning of the nerves, spinal cord and brain.

After each adjustment, the body is given time to process the change. Correction continues with your body’s movements and breathing. This process teaches and empowers your body to make more corrections. Healing progresses with repeated visits.

The primary intent of Torque Release Technique is to reduce blockages and tension of the entire spinal system, to release trapped, unresolved patterns, facilitate reintegration of the nervous system allowing a greater expression of your health.


DR. ANDREA’S 10 CONCEPTS TO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CHIROPRACTIC

  1. Chiropractic deals with every level of human performance.
  2. Every level of human performance is regulated by body chemistry. Everything you do and everything you are is a result of your body producing chemicals.
  3. Your body chemistry is regulated by the countless numbers of chemical-producing organs and glands in your body.
  4. Your brain, through your nervous system, controls, coordinates, and regulates your organs and glands to produce your body chemistry at the right time and place, and in the right quantity and quality.
  5. The bones of the spine house and protect your very delicate life line: spinal cord and related nerve roots (extensions of your spinal cord that divide and re-divide to form your nerve network).
  6. When one or more bones of the spine (vertebrae) lose their proper relationship with the adjacent vertebrae, instead of protecting the nerve they now interfere with the communication between the brain and all your chemical producing organs and glands, this situation is called a vertebral subluxation.
  7. This results in less than optimal production of your body chemistry.
  8. This alteration in body chemistry results in a lessoning of performance of all your bodily functions: i.e. adapting to the toxins in the environment, physical coordination at work and for sports, digesting and converting food, resisting and recovering from disease, maintaining emotional balance, handling stress, creating: music, art, literature, poetry & dance; learning, thinking clearly, concentrating & remembering, laughing , crying, communicating, loving, sleeping, conceiving and bearing children, making decisions, forgetting unpleasantness, enjoying a happy life… everything you do and are. Your body MUST make chemicals in order for you to do all of these things.
  9. The only job of a chiropractor is to locate these vertebral subluxations and to introduce a very gentle force so our body may make the correction. This correction will allow your brain to properly communicate to, and control and regulate, your chemical producing organs and glands. When your body chemistry is in balance, and ONLY when your body chemistry is in balance, can your body function properly. And when your body functions properly it can perform the way it was designed to perform: at peak levels.
  10. Chiropractic helps you to get the most out of your life by removing a very negative factor that will, if left in place, rob you of the very talents, abilities, and potentials that you have been blessed with through your genetic heritage. I want to see you be the best you can be and get the most out of life.

Spinal problems rarely get better on their own. Contact us today to get started with chiropractic care!



CHIROPRACTIC FOR CHILDREN

Why would a child have a spine and nervous system problem? Traumatic births. Learning to walk. Slips. Falls. The list is endless. Yet, because children have such an adaptive capacity, these problems are often brushed off as “growing pains” or just a “phase they’re going through.”

“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.”

Many patients report that chiropractic care has been helpful for colic, ear infections, erratic sleeping habits, bedwetting, scoliosis, “growing pains” and many other common childhood health complaints.

The concern that many parents have is that chiropractic adjustments will be too forceful. They mistakenly think that their child will receive adjustments like ones they receive. Not only are adjusting techniques modified for each person’s size and unique spinal problem, an infant’s spine rarely has the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes a child’s chiropractic adjustments gentle.

Knowing exactly where to adjust, newborns and infants are adjusted with no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Many parents have commented that they see almost instant improvements in the well-being of their child.