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Techniques Used

There are many different techniques used by chiropractors worldwide to help improve the alignment and movement of the small joints of the spine. All of these are gentle, safe and effective. Below are listed the different techniques used in our office. Your chiropractor will take time to answer any questions that you have regarding these techniques at your appointments.

Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)

SOT is a chiropractic technique, pioneered and developed through study, research and clinical application by Dr M B De Jarnette (USA).

SOT is not a therapy that treats disease. It is a system of restoring spinal balance and reducing the cause of nerve irritation.

SOT employs the use of wedge shaped blocks to allow the body to seek its correct alignment and balance. There are many combinations of block positions used, and these are determined by tests that precede each adjustment. SOT recognizes the importance of body language in the form of neurological tests, weak muscles, tender areas and other signs and indicators, to determine the type of adjustment needed.

Neuro-emotional Technique (NET)

Emotions are a natural and healthy response to everyday life. Challenging emotional experiences and physical vulnerabilities can sometimes create ongoing stress in our mind-body architecture. Physical complaints, emotional difficulties and problems with goal achievement can result from this stress.

NET is a useful technique that can help to assess and alleviate some internal barriers to health and success.

Applied Kinesiology (AK)

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system using basic muscle testing for evaluating areas of dysfunction within the body.

The method of AK is primarily concerned with neuromuscular function and how it relates to the regulation of structural, chemical and mental physiology. It uses the principle that the body is a self-maintaining, self-correcting mechanism.

Activator Technique

The Activator is an instrument used by the chiropractor to make certain adjustments. It delivers a specific yet gentle thrust, which increases movement in the spinal joints.

The Activator instrument is very fast and delivers the adjustment prior to any reflex protective muscle contraction, hence minimal force is required. The Activator combined with other adjusting techniques, enables us to provide Chiropractic care to people of all ages.