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Techniques & Therapies We Use at ABA Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic Techniques

Dr pIckens adjusting patients backAt ABA Family Chiropractic, we use a number of highly-effective analysis and treatment approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on your history and our findings from a thorough examination.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:
  • Gonstead System: Named for its developer, Dr. Clarence Gonstead, this in-depth system of chiropractic analysis & treatment is based on sound engineering principles.
  • Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (CATS): Developed over a 20-year period by world-renowned Canadian chiropractor, Dr. Roger Turner, CATS is the most direct, fast acting cranial technique we have seen.
  • Applied Kinesiology/Muscle Balancing: We use muscle balancing to help regain stability in a chronic problem area (ie; recurrent lower back and/or leg problems, shoulder conditions, etc.) Reflex points are stimulated with the doctor’s finger tips to strengthen weak muscles which have lost their normal tone or ability to contract at full strength due to trauma, chronic pain, internal organ weakness, or a body chemistry imbalance.

Additional Therapies

In addition to the chiropractic techniques described above, additional therapies we may use include:

Infrared Heat & Acupressure Beds

Primarily used after spinal adjustments to further restore mobility to the joints, loosen scar tissue and calcium deposits, and relax muscles, thereby making the adjustments more complete and longer lasting. This therapy accelerates results, and in many cases, allows for maintenance adjustments to be scheduled further apart.

Ultrasound Therapy

Used in acute situations on the first several visits where there is severe pain, swelling, and muscle spasm. It partially decreases the swelling and muscle spasm prior to an adjustment. This allows for a more effective mobilization of the joint and quicker resolution of the inflammation and pain.

Schedule Today

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, please let our office know when you make your initial appointment. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

Techniques & Therapies We Use at ABA Family Chiropractic | (419) 535-7818