We employ a wide range of chiropractic techniques to develop a treatment program best suited to each individual patient. Below you’ll find a brief explanation of some of the popular chiropractic techniques we use at Woloshen Wellness Center.
Atlas Orthogonal Technique
Atlas Orthogonal Technique was developed by Roy W. Sweat and is a gentle, effective technique performed with an adjusting instrument. It is a precise method of correcting a misaligned (subluxated) Atlas vertebra, without manual manipulation. The stylus on the adjusting instrument delivers a precise impulse to the exact area needed as determined by X-rays.
This method is so gentle that many patients cannot believe an adjustment has actually taken place until they notice that their function has improved and their discomfort has been relieved. Atlas Orthogonal is a gentle, effective and proven Chiropractic technique that does not utilize physical manipulation. Essentially if the head is not on straight then the spine cannot possibly be straight. The resulting stress that ensues may cause discomfort to the back, shoulders, pelvis, hips, knees and ankles
Diversified Technique is a chiropractic technique performed by hand. Its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of joint dysfunction.
The Thompson Technique, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, is a system of analysis and means of adjusting the spinal vertebra with the use of a drop table. Many patients find the use of the drop table makes for a most comfortable adjustment.
The Thompson drop table technique makes use of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until the adjustment is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.
A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.
Our office employs many therapy modalities, including ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, nutritional counseling, therapuetic exercise, and manual therapy to complement our other techniques.