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.
The primary adjusting techniques we use include:
After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free up “stuck” joints... read more»
This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust... read more»
Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction... read more»
Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine... read more»
Testing the strength of various muscles of your body help us find structural, chemical and mental problems revealed by a weak muscle… read more»
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Neuro Emotional Technique helps identify "stuck" emotional patterns that are often responsible for aches, pains and even self-defeating habits. read more»
If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Whitlock know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropracticcare.
At Pinnacle Health & Wellness, LLC, we use an adjusting style commonly referred to as “Diversified.”
First, an analysis of your spine is performed. This can initially involve a case history and X-ray pictures of your spine.
Subsequent visits may include motion palpation, with the chiropractor feeling the spinal joints move as you turn and bend. Or, a leg check may be performed, to uncover an imbalance in the neck or lower spine.
With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.
The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment.
While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.
We use one of the most popular “low force” chiropractic techniques in the world.
First the Evaluation
We begin by analyzing how well your spine moves. We test how well you turn and bend. While you’re lying face down, we’ll evaluate the length of your legs. This simple procedure can reveal significant differences in leg lengths. Click here to try a simple leg-length home test.
This time-tested protocol tells us if subluxations exist and their location. It also helps us know when to adjust and when not to adjust.
The Adjusting Instrument
The Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust.
Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.
The Follow Up
After your adjustment, we retest to make sure changes have been produced. Testing afterwards helps us deliver high-quality care and high levels of practice member satisfaction.
SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technique, a chiropractic technique designed to help normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head.
The integrity of the spine, and the function of the nervous system it protects, begins with the pelvis. This foundation is constantly subjected to the pull of gravity. When stability is lost, it produces effects throughout your body.
Proper control of every cell and tissue of your body is affected by bones of the skull and tension on your spinal cord. Think of your spinal cord as a string on a harp. Is it flexible and healthy? Or stretched and drawn tight?
Blocking the Spine
We use wedge-shaped devices known as “blocks” to help correct your spine and properly “tune” your nervous system. By knowing exactly where to position these blocks, we use the weight of your body to make corrections, naturally.
Safe and Comfortable
By using gravity and your own body to effect correction, new healthier patterns of spinal function can result. Along with safe, consistent results, SOT is known for emphasizing practice member comfort.
The Thompson Technique, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, has evolved into a system of analysis and a way of adjusting the full spine. The combination produces precise adjustments and high levels of practice member comfort.
A System of Analysis
Early chiropractors noticed that subluxations would produce the appearance of a short, or contracted leg. Using a protocol of comparing leg lengths while the practice member turned their head, helped determine whether the subluxation was in the upper, middle or lower back.
Terminal Point Table
What practice members often notice first is our segmental “drop” table. After stepping onto the platform, the table gently lowers you into a horizontal position. This helps preserve any leg length inequality.
Individual cushions or “drop pieces” located along our table surface, support each area of your spine until the thrust is delivered. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to move a specific spinal segment.
Popular and Patented
So unique is this approach, Dr. Thompson was granted a patent in 1955. Since then, because of its precision and practice member results, it is a technique used around the world.
Applied Kinesiology borrows from many different disciplines, using muscle testing as a guide for diagnosis and practice member care.
The ancient Chinese observed that every muscle in the body links to a specific organ, gland or acupuncture meridian. By testing the strength of its related muscle, we get a glimpse of the condition of that particular organ or tissue. Simple muscle testing helps us uncover the structural, chemical and mental problem that may be in your body. It can also direct us to the best options to restore your health.
Finding the Problem
First, we review the history of your health situation. This is followed by a thorough physical examination. Instrumentation and laboratory tests may be needed. Then we analyze your posture, the way you walk, turn and bend. By combining these findings with muscle testing, we develop a unique insight into the cause(s) of your problem.
Resolving the Problem
With an understanding of your problem, we select from a variety of healing modalities, which may include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Joint mobilization
- Acupuncture meridian therapy
- Nutrition supplementation
- Osteopathic cranial techniques
- Muscle rehabilitation
As the discipline of Applied Kinesiology has been refined, it has broadened to include the evaluation of vascular, lymphatic systems and cerebrospinal fluid circulation.
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
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Dr. Wendy Whitlock
5865 Lehman Drive, Ste. 150
Colorado Springs, CO
Phone: (719) 272-9000