Manipulation TechniquesChiropractic adapts to the condition/s and specific needs of each individual. Treatment plans can involve a forceful approach and a gentler force technique. This could happen during the same visit or the treatment plan could be half forceful adjustments, that could range from 6 to 10 visits, with the final visits using the gentle approach.
Spinal ManipulationThis is the High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust technique. The most frequently used chiropractic technique. This is the manipulation that most are familiar with because of the audible pop that results. This is from the chiropractor’s hands applying a controlled quick forceful thrust to the spine while the body is positioned in a specific way.
Spinal MobilizationThis is the Low-Force/Gentle Chiropractic Technique. These techniques are for individuals that require a gentler approach. The technique is known as spinal mobilization. This approach could be utilized due to:
- Underlying conditions like Osteoporosis for example
- Size of the patient – a baby or child for example
- Patient’s comfort
- The patient prefers the gentle approach
- Physical therapy
- Electric stimulation