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These techniques are very similar and both are based on finding motion restrictions throughout the spine and extremities and improving/removing them. A Gonstead treatment is based on specific X-ray analysis to provide you with a complete evaluation of the area affected.

Trigger Point

This is a technique used for the specific targeting of a single muscle in order to reduce spasms and reduce the pain resulting from hypersensitive muscles. Identifying trigger points is done by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, feeling the texture of the underlying muscle.


This technique involves a specialized analysis and table, both of which are designed to make spinal adjustments gentler. Through the use of our segmental “drop” table, individual cushions or “drop pieces” located along our table surface support each area of your spine until the thrust is delivered. Then, each drop piece gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to move a specific spinal segment.

Webster Technique

The Webster technique is a technique used for pregnant women and is intended to reduce pressure and stress in the pelvic area and can assist in allowing a baby to have better motion. Also known as our “Baby Spinning” technique, this specific adjustment allows the baby to maintain optimal positioning (head down) for delivery. This technique was designed for mothers that have a baby in the breech position.

Cox Flexion-Distraction/Decompression

With the aid of a specifically designed table, this spinal traction technique is intended to expand the spaces between your vertebrae to reduce pressure. Decompression is the process by which the spine is slowly stretched to create a suction force to correct any disc herniations. After this process, the spine is then relaxed. This is repeated and is highly effective for cases involving spinal discs.

Activator Methods®

The Activator Methods involve a back examination which will then lead to adjustments which utilize a specific instrument. The Activator Method is one of the most widely-researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its efficacy. This technique is used on infants and many elderly that have bone density issues.


The Graston Technique utilizes a set of stainless steel instruments that are drawn over your skin to reduce underlying scar tissue and fascial restrictions. Since many long-standing spinal problems produce inflammation, muscle changes and fibrotic scar tissue, this approach is helpful in creating significant, long-term changes to soft tissues throughout your body.

Myofascial Release

If muscles are causing pain or soreness, this technique can reduce or eliminate it. Myofascial Release is a hands-on, whole-body approach for the evaluation and treatment of pain and the restoration of motion. This involves muscles and the connective tissue (fascia) that holds your entire body together. Gently stretching the fascia and involved muscles causes them to release.

Active Release®

If you’re suffering from an athletic injury or a muscular problem, this technique which focuses on the soft tissues can provide a permanent resolution in a short period of time. The doctor will evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength and even pain. If nerve tissue is trapped, there may be tingling, numbness and weakness as well.

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)

SOT is often used to adjust the connection between the head and the pelvis, which can reduce pain and correct problems. Many times bad sacral alignment can create issues in lower backs, hips and legs.

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