Lopour Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic

Chiropractic Techniques

We focus on chiropractic techniques that are safe for all patients, from newborns to geriatrics to complicated-to-manage cases. Our three main chiropractic techniques are: SacroOccipital Technique (SOT), Applied Kinesiology (AK), and Activator Method. 


We strive to provide specific, bio-individualized, low-force adjustments to the spine, extremities, and cranial systems. 



SacroOccipital Technique

(SOT)

This technique was developed by the chiropractic great Dr. Major DeJarnette. Dr. DeJarnette emphasized the importance of finding the major subluxation in the spinal system. Dr. DeJarnette also fine-tuned the use of orthopedic blocks, called "wedges," in the correction of the patient's pelvis. By using orthopedic blocks, spinal and pelvic systems are able to be corrected by using proper fulcrums and gravity, rather than increasing force through a specific joint space. Orthopedic blocking procedures affect the pelvis, spine, cranial system, and cerebrospinal fluid. 

Applied Kinesiology

(AK)

Applied Kinesiology was developed by the visionary, Dr. George Goodheart, Jr. Dr. Goodheart expanded on Dr. DeJarnette's SacroOccipital Technique and determined the effectiveness of treating specific muscles in conjunction with spinal conditions. Dr. Goodheart also developed adjusting techniques related to the craniosacral system. Applied Kinesiology helps identify specific spinal and cranial subluxations and offers low-force techniques to correct them. 

Activator Method

An Activator is a small, spring-loaded, hand held device used to assist in spinal adjusting. By identifying the spinal segment(s), the sequence of spinal subluxations, and the vector of correction necessary, an Activator can provide specific, low-force adjustments to all spinal and extremity joints. Adjustments made with the Activator do the same thing as manual adjustments -- it moves bones into their proper spinal alignment. However, with an Activator adjustment, you do not hear or feel the "pop" associated with manual adjustments. 

Additional Techniques

Occasionally, patients require other types of chiropractic adjustments. Some of these techniques include: Diversified and Trigger Point Therapy



Diversified Technique

Diversified technique involves manual adjustments of any joint of the spine or extremity. Commonly, chiropractors refer to diversified adjustments as "manual" adjustments. During this type of adjustment, you will feel a quick force into a joint space and may hear an audible "pop." This "pop" is believed to be the result of the gasses contained within the joint capsule around the joint space releasing in order to manually set the joint space. 

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy includes the use of digital pressure to muscles, fascia, and connective tissue. While administration of this form of therapy may feel uncomfortable during treatment, the goal is to reduce adhesions (scar tissue), reset muscle spindles, and reset negative reflex arcs that create muscle spasms and guarding patterns. 

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