Primary Techniques

Toftness:
Diagnostic method that uses a device called the Toftness Radiation Detector tolocate subluxated vertebrae and pinched nerves, which are then corrected using spinal adjustments.

SOT (sacro-occipital technique):
Diagnostic and treatment method used to improve the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid by analyzing and correcting sacral and cranial distortions.  
​For more information, refer to Sacro Occipital Research Society International.


Kinesiology:
Method used to diagnose and correct misalignments by testing muscle strength.  This technique is used in conjunction with other exams to evaluate the patient’s overall condition.


Toggle Recoil:
An adjustment primarily applied to the upper cervical area in which the chiropractor applies a sudden pressure to the subluxation, followed by a quick withdrawl.

Additional Expertise

Diversified Adjustment:
A manual adjustment used to correct misaligned or subluxated spinal segments of the neck and back.  After locating the misaligned vertebrae,the chiropractor applies gentle pressure and repositions the vertebrae. Adjustments help restore alignment,improve mobility, and relieve pain and stiffness.

Gonstead:   
Used to locate misalignments in the spinalcolumn and then to adjust the segment back into place manually, removing the subluxation.  By applying the Gonstead adjustment to the back, the pressure is removed from the nerve while the joint and nerve function is restored.  For more information, refer to the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society.


Upper ​Cervical:    
Used to correct atlus and upper cervical subluxations (the upper neck).  Joint displacements are first measured by taking an x-ray, then light force is applied to correct the misalignments.  Formore information, refer to the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA).


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Thompson:

Physical Therapy

Electrical Muscle Stimulation:
Uses an electrical current to involuntarily contract the muscle,which helps decrease muscle spasms and encourage healing.  This is helpful forinjured and spastic muscles, in which forced excercise could further injure the muscle.

Ultrasound:
May be used to treat muscoskeletal problems, such as muscle spasms, adhesions, and tendon and ligament injuries. Ultrasound therapy uses high frequency sound waves to create vibration in the muscle.  This vibration massages teh muscle and enables it to eliminate waste products caused by the tissue trama.

Intersegmental Traction:
Used to treat spinal injuries by improving the mobility and circulation in the joints of the spine.  The patient lies on a bench table with rollers that massage the spine, stretching spinal joints.


Diathermy:

​​A form of shortwave electro-magnetic energy used to radiate heat and relax the muscles.  It can help increase range of motion, reduce muscle spasms and cramping,and make movement and stretching less painful.

Depending on the nature of the injuries, physical therapy may be used to speed recovery.  We offer the following types of therapy: 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
​Foot & Ankle Problems
Headaches
Knee Problems
Lower Back Pain
Neck Pain
Scoliosis
Slipped Disc
Sprains & Strains
Stress
TMJ (Pain in your jaw)
Whiplash
Auto Injuries
Sports Injuries


We have successfully treated patients with the following problems:
If your pain or injury is not listed above, please contact our office at (352) 372-9587.

What We Treat