Here at Village Chiropractic we pride ourselves on tailoring the care to your specific needs. We offer both gentle low force adjustments and manual adjusting techniques. Dr. Gick sees patients of all ages and size, suiting each adjustment to the patient. This unique blend of adjusting techniques means that the best care for you, the patient, is utilized.
Dr. Gick is skilled in the following techniques: Thompson technique, Activator Technique, Gonstead Technique, Diversified Technique, Toggle Recoil Technique, Wallace Roll, Nimmo Tonus Receptor Technique, Upledger's Craniosacral Technique, SacroOccipital Technique, as well as many extremity adjusting techniques.
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.