09 April 2014…Chiropractic Techniques

There are more than a dozen different chiropractic techniques that can be used during chiropractic treatments.  The one that most chiropractors use, Diversified, is what most people associate with chiropractors…the one that can make “popping” noises.  At Chiropractie Noordzee, we also use this technique with patients, but not exclusively.  For us, every patient is like a lock and key, and sometimes we need more keys in order to open more locks, or said another way, rebuilding projects that needs more tools from our toolbox.  For us, studying new techniques has always been important because the more tools in our toolbox, the more people we can help.

What is also important is not only finding effective treatment techniques, but also ones that best suit our patients.  We use a spectrum of treatment intensities, from soft, light-touch therapy to heavier treatments.  We tailor the treatment to each unique individual.  We can use soft therapies with babies or the elderly, deeper therapies with high-level athletes, and everything in between.  What’s also important is patient comfort.  We want the therapy to be effective, but also comfortable for the patient, so if a patient wants to try something different, we can easily switch to another treatment technique.  We are well versed in the following chiropractic techniques:  Diversified, Palmer, Thompson, Sacro-occipital Technique (SOT), Flexion-Distraction, Cox, and Activator.

Additionally, we have studied various muscle and scar tissue therapies, and are certified in chiropractic physiotherapy techniques, to compliment and support our chiropractic treatments.  These include various Sports Chiropractic techniques, Strength and Conditioning exercises, Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (BEST), Myofascial Release Technique (MRT), Soft Tissue Mobilization (similar to Active Release Technique – ART), Graston Technique (scar tissue and fascia therapy), Post-isometric Relaxation (PIR), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Kinesio Taping, various athletic taping techniques, and much more.

We’re always studying new techniques and adding to our existing base of treatment knowledge.  The more tools in our toolbox, the more people we can help.  For more information on the techniques we provide, or which one might be right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.