Our Techniques

Our Techniques

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

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal bio-mechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

Diversified

This is a widely used type of chiropractic manipulation/ adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught at chiropractic schools. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment). As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body

Activator

This is a hand-held,spring-loaded instrument-based manipulation/adjustment protocol. Instead of the manipulating/adjusting forces being delivered by hand, force is generated with the small appliance that delivers a lighter, but quicker, thrust than can be delivered by hand. Activator can be used as a primary treatment protocol for all patients or a selective method for patients who may not desire manual manipulation/adjustment or where manual manipulation/adjustment may be contraindicated.

SOT

Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction… read more»

Gonstead

This is a specific chiropractic technique and is a variation of the Diversified technique that utilizes manipulation/adjustment by hand that usually results in joint cavitation. X-ray analysis, palpation, and temperature gradient studies may be used in clinical decision-making (i.e., what segment(s) to manipulate/adjust).

CBP

Clinical Bio-mechanics of Posture® is effective in producing improved posture, spinal alignment and restoration of essential spinal curves… read more»

Thompson

This is a specific chiropractic method and is a variation of the Diversified technique that uses a special table with several segments called drop
pieces. These segments can be cocked up a fraction of an inch, so when the thrust is delivered, the table will drop this fraction of an inch. The drop pieces assist the thrust while minimizing the force used for the manipulation/ adjustment. Cavitation of the joint may or may not occur.

We use traditional hands on chiropractic techniques ranging from firm pressure to gentle light touch especially for children and others who are concerned about how the adjustment might feel.

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. David Quartell know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.