Advanced Chiropractic Care

Diversified Technique

At Almaden Family Chiropractic, one of the many adjustment styles we use is referred to as Diversified. Among the most popular chiropractic techniques, this hands-on approach allows us to manually adjust your spinal bones into proper position.

Diversified can be successful in helping patients of all ages and stages get back to living the life they love, naturally.

Advanced Chiropractic Care

What to Expect

First, an analysis of your spine is performed. This can initially involve a case history and X-ray pictures of your spine.

Subsequent visits may include motion palpation, with the chiropractor feeling the spinal joints move as you turn and bend. Or, a leg check may be performed, to uncover an imbalance in the neck or lower spine.

When misaligned spinal bones are identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.

The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. There’s no need to worry or be frightened about this–in fact, most patients find adjustments relaxing and relieving!

Activator Technique

Activator Technique®

We’re proud to use one of the most popular “low force” chiropractic techniques in the world. With the Activator® handheld instrument, we can provide precise, gentle adjustments where and when you need it most.

This technique is often ideal for patients of all ages and walks of life. Children love our “clicker instrument”, and seniors can comfortably be adjusted more accurately using less energy.

We know you’ll love it as much as we do!

What to Expect

The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. It also makes the directed energy more precise, given at the exact angle necessary to best add motion to a joint.

Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.

The best part? If you’re nervous about ‘cracking’, don’t be–there’s no popping sounds to be heard in this type of adjustment.

The Thompson Technique

Developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, the Thompson Technique, is a system of analysis and a method of adjusting the entire spine. The combination yields precise adjustments and a high level of patient comfort.

A System of Analysis

Early chiropractors noticed that subluxations would result in the appearance of a shortened or contracted leg. Employing a protocol of comparing leg lengths while the patient turned their head, helped establish whether the subluxation was located in the upper, middle or lower back.

Terminal Point Table

When patients first come in to receive adjustments using the Thompson Technique, they often notice our segmental “drop” table. After stepping onto the platform, the table gently lowers you into a horizontal position, which helps preserve any leg length inequality.

Individual cushions or “drop pieces” that are found along the table surface support each segment of your spine until the thrust is administered. Next, each drop piece gently gives way, decreasing the amount of energy required to move a particular spinal segment.

The Thompson Technique
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