Applied Kinesiology (AK)
AK uses muscle testing to evaluate normal and abnormal body functions. Evaluation can include various systems of the body such as the nervous, vascular and lymphatic systems along with nutritional status, acupuncture meridians and cerebrospinal fluid function. It not only helps the doctor determine the type of treatment needed, it also helps determine the progress being obtained. When patterns of muscle weakness are identified the practitioner will then evaluate and apply the therapy that will best eliminate the muscle weakness and help the patient most.
Applied Kinesiology is an interdisciplinary approach to health care which draws together core elements of many complementary therapies, creating a more unified approach to the diagnosis and treatment of functional illness. The origin of contemporary Applied Kinesiology is traced to 1964 when George G. Goodheart, Jr., D.C., first observed that postural distortion is often associated with specific muscle groups failing isolated testing. He also observed that tender nodules were frequently found within the attachments of the tested muscle. Manual therapy applied to these areas of apparent muscle dysfunction improved both postural balance and the outcome of manual muscle tests. Goodheart and others have since observed that many conservative treatment methods improve neuromuscular function as perceived by manual muscle testing. These treatment methods have become the fundamental Applied Kinesiology approach to therapy.
AK uses functional assessment measures such as posture and gait analysis; manual muscle testing as functional neurologic evaluation; range of motion; static palpatation and motion analysis. These assessments are used in conjunction with standard methods of diagnosis such as clinical history, physical examination findings, laboratory tests, and instrumentation to develop a complete clinical impression of the unique condition of each patient.
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
This method is used to normalize unresolved physical and/or behavioral patterns in the body. Our practitioners are trained to assist the body’s healing process by identifying and balancing unresolved emotional influences. Occasionally, emotional trauma in the presence of a neurological or meridian deficit can alter the physiology of the body in a way that does not resolve by itself. NET seeks to normalize body physiology through the use of a physical intervention.
NET is a Mind/Body technique that has generated an extraordinary amount of excitement in both patients and practitioners since 1988. We are emotional beings and when in balance emotions are a healthy part of life. Occasionally however, emotional trauma can overwhelm the body’s ability to process it and instead develops a protective mechanism in the physiology. This is referred to as a Neuro Emotional Complex (NEC) or less formally a “stuck emotion”. These remaining protective mechanisms or “stuck” emotions can be vulnerable to retriggering when specific conditions relating to the original formation of the NEC are present. It is in these cases where NET is used to help re-establish balance in the body using a physical correction. The end-product is a more neurologically integrated and healthier person.
In this chiropractic technique understanding body mechanics and force is the key to understanding how to move bones. When spinal joints shift out of proper alignment with one another the nervous system is compromised along with inappropriate motion of the joints. This is termed a subluxation and what a chiropractic adjustment takes care of best. Two components are necessary for fast, effective reduction of nerve pressure caused by subluxations. They are speed and line of drive. The activator instrument is a small hand-held gun-type mechanism that delivers a quick percussive thrust upon triggering. The activator instrument controls the force and speed of the adjustment exceptionally well and with the activator, the line of drive can be more specific.
Sacro Occipital Technique
This is a total body technique. This broad scope includes not only the back and neck but also the internal organs, extremities and cranial structures. In SOT the primary focus is upon integrity of the foundational pelvic structures and proper neurological function through releasing tension in the cranium.
All body systems are functionally maintained and controlled by the brain through the nervous system. Brain function is dependent upon optimal motion and alignment of the cranial bones which influence the protective layers around the brain and spinal cord. With the central nervous system in proper balance the rest of the body is more able to function optimally.
Thompson Technique is based on sound biomechanical principles that focus on proper correction of the pelvis and cervical spine. Along with accurate leg checks and palpatory findings to guide treatment Thompson technique utilizes a specifically designed table with mechanisms that elevate and drop. When indicated for spinal adjustments theses mechanisms facilitate proper motion of the spine allowing for quicker and more effective care to be delivered.
“Releasing the Power From the Source”. “The Bio-Cranial System is increasingly becoming the protocol of choice for Doctors or all disciplines, for a wide range of disorders. Irrespective of whatever other treatment procedures have been, or are being used.” Dr. Robert Boyd