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:

Diversified
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Think of an adjustment as "tuning" a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.

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»

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust... read more»

SOT

Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction... read more»

Thompson

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»

Applied Kinesiology

Testing the strength of various muscles of your body help us find structural, chemical and mental problems revealed by a weak muscle… read more»

N E T

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.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diversified Technique

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.

 

Diversified Technique

A special hand arrangement called a “pisiform contact” is used to deliver a specific thrust at the right place and the right time.

 

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.

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Activator Methods

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.

Activator Instrument

Activator Instrument: the hand-held instrument delivers a precise, repeatable force at just the right angle.

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.

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SOT

SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technique, a chiropractic technique designed to help normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head.

The Foundation
Harp Player

We are especially interested in the “tone” of your body, which is reflected in the tightness of your spinal cord.

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.

The Cranium

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.

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Thompson

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.

 

Thompson Table

After gently lowering you to a prone position, individual drop pieces give way, reducing the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine.

 

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.

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Applied Kinesiology

 

Triad of Health

A lack of health indicates a chemical, mental or structural imbalance.

 

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.

 

Testing various muscles of the body (one of your arms is convenient) helps reveal underlying health issues when the muscle goes weak.

Testing various muscles of the body (one of your arms is convenient) helps reveal underlying health issues when the muscle goes weak.

 

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.

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Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)

What is it
NET is a technique used by doctors to treat unresolved emotional issues that may be complicating a patient’s condition and making it difficult for the patient to get better.

How does it work

Net is based on the body’s physiological response to stress. Every time you have an emotion, your body produces chemicals called neuropeptides (proteins). These neurochemicals are categorized as information substances (IS) and carry information to other sites within the body. IS’s are released during times of stress.
Even the memory of a stressful event can cause the release of these IS’s (create a chemical change within your body) resulting in a physiological response. For example; most individuals experience a multitude of emotions throughout the average day. When an event that evoked the emotion initially is over, the IS’s dissipate (the response becomes extinct) and the body resumes its previous physiological status.  Unless, there was an associated stress and this process is interrupted. This can cause a type of “cyclical glitch” that may cause the body to repeat the physiological response when a similar stimulus is presented.

Let’s try an exercise…

Here’s a classic example of how a memory can create a physiological response. Visualize that you are slicing a lemon. As you slice into the lemon see the juice start to run down the sides... Now, smell the lemony scent of the lemon… Visualize yourself picking up the lemon and squeezing the juice into your mouth, now imagine that you are taking a big bite of the lemon ride... Is your mouth watering? If you are like most people, it is. This is an example of how a memory can evoke a physiological response. For instance; recurring aches and pains or self-sabotaging behaviors.

Did you know?

Did you know that Dr. Whitlock is one of only a handful of certified NET practitioners in Colorado Springs?

Find out how NET could benefit YOU!

To schedule your first NET appointment today: Click the Schedule an appointment now button on our home page.
  
Visit the link below for more information : http://www.netmindbody.com/for-patients/hear-from-other-net-patients\
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Wendy Whitlock
5865 Lehman Drive, Ste. 150
Colorado Springs, CO
Phone: (719) 272-9000