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Our Techniques

Oh So Gentle

The same light touch to check the ripeness of an avocado or tomato is the same gentle touch we use with infants and children. Our adjustments are specifically designed to help a child’s nervous system adapt and function optimally. When the nervous system is able to adapt and function, the result is health and healing for you, your child and your family. We have gentle techniques for babies and children and a specific technique for expectant mothers.

We prefer to use a tonal approach, here’s why… 10274076_633082576776646_8643621810450581091_n

Chiropractic techniques fit into 3 basic models based on the three body systems primarily addressed by chiropractors. Chiropractic intimately involves itself with the skeletal system, the muscle system and the nervous system. Therefore, while all chiropractic techniques involve all three systems, the techniques themselves can be differentiated from one another based on their method of assessment and their method of correction.

Segmental or skeletal system centered chiropractic techniques adjust vertebrae that are not in their optimum position back to a more normal position and, in so doing, affect the nervous system first and then the muscle system next.

Postural or muscle system centered chiropractic techniques first involve putting tension or relaxation within the muscle system in order to allow an easier structural adjustment to take place. In so doing, this approach involves the muscle system first which then affects the skeletal system and then, finally, the nervous system.

Tonal or nervous system centered chiropractic techniques are not muscle or bone based but rather focus on the nervous system and the related changes in a person’s physiology. As such, tonal chiropractic techniques look at the nervous system first and the doctor’s input into the nervous system then affects the muscle system which, in turn, affects the skeletal system.

MC2 Technique

Since all three technique models work and produce good results, why would we prefer a tonal approach? The answer comes in understanding how the interference to a person’s nervous system takes place to begin with. Did the bone move out of place thus affecting the nerve which then affects the muscle? Bones cannot move by themselves so there must have been a muscle imbalance first. Did the muscle imbalance occur first thereby causing the bone to move out of its normal position? Muscles do not think or act on their own so a muscle imbalance can only be the result of an unbalanced nerve supply to the muscles. So, the bone can only move if a muscle moves it and a muscle will only move when the nervous system tells it to. For us then, it makes more sense to address the nervous system first so all else can follow.

Webster Technique

The Webster Technique allows mom and baby to be healthy and comfortable throughout pregnancy.

The Webster Technique allows mom and baby to be healthy and comfortable throughout pregnancy.

This technique involves a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment for correcting misalignments in a pregnant woman’s sacrum (a curved triangular element of the backbone consisting of five fused vertebrae) and pelvis. It returns neuro-biomechanical function which relaxes the mother’s pelvic muscles and ligaments, providing the physiological environment necessary for normal baby positioning. These effects are important and utilized during ALL trimesters of pregnancy for optimum baby positioning and growth and much needed in the last trimester when there is little room for the infant to turn in the uterus.

 

 

 

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