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Our Techniques

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience.

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Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

Webster

By releasing the stress on a pregnant woman’s pelvis, the uterus and surrounding ligaments relax, permitting the baby to turn naturally.
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Acupuncture

As an ideal adjunct to chiropractic care, we use acupuncture when we see health problems that seem caused by disruption to energy pathways in your body called meridians. Read more about Acupuncture»

Massage Therapy

Working hand in glove with chiropractic, therapeutic massage can improve muscle tone and help make lasting changes to the spine. Plus it feels great!
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Myofascial Release

We’ll find tender areas where muscles and connective tissue are producing pain and restricted movement and gently release it.
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Trigger Point

By applying direct pressure or stretching of the affected muscle, we can reduce muscle spasms and flush out pooled blood and accumulated toxins.
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Diversified

After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints. Read more about Diversified»

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. Read more about Activator Methods®»

SOT

Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction. Read more about SOT»

Active Release®

Athletic injuries and many muscle-related conditions respond quickly and permanently with this state-of-the-art soft tissue technique. Read more about Active Release»


If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Joanna McGowan know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care. Give our office a call today!