Today, there are countless chiropractic methodologies and approaches available to the ailing individual. And because each chiropractic method is so unique in its very own way, certain people can thrive by seeing a chiropractor for one approach, while other individuals may not experience desired change.
In this article, we’re not discussing chiropractic techniques, as in the specific adjustments or movements that a chiropractor uses. However, we’re focusing on three very unique approaches to chiropractic. These are foundational perspectives that use specialized modalities, tools, techniques, and technologies to deliver highly-effective chiropractic care.
Graston Technique for Chiropractic Care
Graston Technique is a unique, trademarked chiropractic-based method that’s designed to treat disorders of the skeletal system and associated connective tissues. The powerful chiropractic approach makes use of six stainless steel instruments of varying sizes and shapes.
The tools of the Graston Technique are used are used by trained chiropractors to palpate areas of the patients body in an effort to relieve muscle tension and adhesions. In order to practice the Graston Technique, qualified chiropractors must be licensed to use the Graston Technique trademark and its patented instruments.
The Pettibon System
The Pettibon System is one of the most researched and proven chiropractic-based approaches to effectively treat and correct both spinal and postural disorders in patients. As an advanced and integrative approach, The Pettibon System combines aspects of chiropractic care, neurology, and physical therapy into one comprehensive program.
Growing its reputation as a proven chiropractic methodology for not only pain relief, The Pettibon System is effective in restoring normal spinal functioning. In short, the system is composed of a comprehensive examination (often with the use of X-rays,) spinal adjustments, and strengthening program. Some chiropractors even combine advanced chiropractic techniques like disc decompression and laser therapy, which produce profound changes in clients. One such chiropractor is Dr. Mik Hamilton of California. To learn more about his unique practice, visit his Berkeley chiropractic clinic.
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Gonstead Approach of Chiropractic
The Gonstead approach to chiropractic care starts with a simple biomechanical concept that uses physics as its basis. In addition to chiropractors, other professionals like builders and engineers understand the essential role a solid foundation plays in erecting a building structure, as this foundation ensures the building’s durability and longevity. The slightest change or alteration in the foundation can result in significant degrees of deviation at the top and throughout the structure.
When it comes to the human body, the basis of the body’s foundation is the pelvic girdle, which consists of the hip and lower back bones. When this skeletal structure is completely level and not tilted (often considered a “pelvic tilt” or “spilled pelvis,”) there will be optimal stability and balance throughout the spinal column. When the pelvic girdle (as well as any other vertebrae of the spine) become tilted, twisted or rotated out of position, dramatic changes may occur in the body.
The Gonstead approach to chiropractic care uses an hand-ons methodology to adjusting areas of the body that need this pelvic and spinal balance restored. It’s simplistic in nature, but has been known to be quite effective with consistent and regular treatments over time.