A Chiropractic Treatment is done on a patient who is fully clothed.
You come in – explain your pain scale (1-10).
Time: 30 minutes
1. I may do some palpation – (touching) or ask you to move in a certain way (motion palpation-range of motion), or perform an orthopedic test or muscle test for strength or impingement) I may check your reflexes.
2. I will ask you to lay face down (usually) and try to center your body over a flat bench. Checking that you are centered and square on the table, I may start to apply traction by gradually pulling the table apart slightly to stretch you. Using my hands I will start to apply myofascial release techniques to the spine and extremities to lengthen and straighten the myofascial or connective tissue layer that surrounds each muscle and is continuous throughout the body. As these tissues begin to relax the treatment continues with application of the VDP to areas of the spine that has subluxation (misaligned) or degenerated (worn out) to hydrate and expand the adjacent vertebral discs.
3. The next step is to adjust the spine using the activator instrument which is considered a non-force type of spinal manipulation. This is done using a set protocol that has been proven effective and was developed as a chiropractic technique of adjustment by Dr. Arlan Fuhr. The instrument can be set for customized comfort for each patient. The activator adjustment provides alignment for the entire bony skeleton.
4. Finally I may decide that you need a manual manipulation as well which might include any or all of the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Spine, Pelvis or extremities, Wrists, Elbows, Knees, Ankles, or any joint needing it.