The diversified technique is an eclectic approach to spinal manipulation with the goal of restoring spinal bio-mechanics. This technique is the most common chiropractic technique performed by practicing chiropractors around the world. It is the only spinal adjusting technique taught in Canadian Chiropractic School programs. This involves the specific high velocity, low amplitude thrust delivered to a certain spinal segment to achieve specific therapeutic benefit. The diversified manipulation technique is normally delivered by hand of the chiropractor. Normally a ‘popping’ sound will result which is simply gas being released from joint manipulated.
The Activator Method is an instrument-assisted treatment method used when appropriate, to relieve back pain, neck pain and headaches. The adjustment instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a gentle impulse using low-force and high-speed thrust. It is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation.
Myofascial Release Technique (MRT)
Myofascial release is a manual therapy technique often used in massage. The technique focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues — the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles.
MRT is focused manual pressure and stretching to loosen up restricted muscles and joints, leading indirectly to reduced pain and increased movement of the muscles and joints.
MRT can be used to help reduce headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow which are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with MRT.
Trigger point dry needling is a treatment that aims to reduce local and referred pain by means of producing a muscular contraction with a small filament needle. A well-placed needle into a trigger point/soft tissue can reset a muscle quicker and with less pain. Needling causes a localized inflammatory response to tissues in need of repair.
Dry needling (Western form/mechanistic form) differs from Acupuncture (Chinese form/holistic form) because it is based on western neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous system.