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At Helping Hands Chiropractic Center, the partnership between chiropractors, exercise physiologists and massage therapists forms the core of our treatment philosophy. The goal of integrating chiropractic treatments with rehabilitation is to improve the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments by achieving a positive effect on the entire musculoskeletal system. The essence of chiropractic rehabilitation is a thorough evaluation by our chiropractors on your initial visit. At this time, your chiropractor will consult with you about your treatment options and establish a treatment program for you.
The objective of this chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability and improving function. Our Chiropractic Physicians provide several methods of manipulation. Manual, Drop table and Activator instrument assisted.
WHAT IS A MANUAL ADJUSTMENT?
A specific, high velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to a vertebra often accompanied by a "crack" or audible release of gas (joint cavitation) that is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which releases gas pressure.
WHAT IS DROP TABLE?
The table has different sections that get raised up about 1 or 2 inches in relation to the rest of the body. The part of the drop table that gets used will usually correspond to the area of the spine that need to be adjusted (although this is not always the case). After a section of the table is raised slightly, it is locked in place and the tension of the table is adjusted based on the patients body weight. When extra pressure is applied to the table (or body part on the table), the table will release thus dropping down, making that part of the body fall as well. When the drop table section stops the momentum of the body will continue on a little bit. it is this momentum of the body that is actually used to perform the drop table adjustment. Lighter force manipulation without cavitation or "cracking".
WHAT IS ACTIVATOR METHOD?
Activator Methods International, Ltd. (AMI) has been providing chiropractic care, resources and training since 1967. The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, instrument assisted, low-force (no cracking) approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on patients of all ages since the late 1960s, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns." It uses an instrument to deliver the adjustment instead of the hand. There are two levels of rating that doctors can train to achieve: Proficient and Advance Proficient.