at Albany Creek

Chiropractic,  like  all  professions,  has  its  own  unique  terminology  and  vocabulary  –  words  that  have  specific  meaning  for  chiropractors.

The  Vertebral  Subluxation
Chiropractors  examine  the  spine  for  structural  misalignments  and  musculo skeletal  problems  we  call  Vertebral  Subluxations.  The  chiropractors  role  is  to  determine  whether  these  vertebral  subluxations  are present and if they are contributing to  symptoms  or  interfering  with  the  patient’s  spinal function.

The Adjustment
An adjustment is performed by a chiropractor to reduce the discomfort of the Vertebral Subluxation and to improve the function of the spinal segment. In our practices we use a variety of Chiropractic Techniques to perform the adjustment. There are many factors that determine which chiropractic technique is used for the patient’s presenting condition including; the age of the patient, the severity of the condition, type of condition, and the chiropractor’s skill or expertise.

We use a variety of examination procedures to understand your presenting complaint and determine if chiropractic can help you. These include the following:

Thompson Technique
A neurological technique that is specific, low force and uses specialty engineered ‘drop piece’ tables. Is an effective technique for all patient types

Gonstead Technique
A tried and tested manual technique that utilizes x-ray and motion analysis to accurately determine the vertebral subluxation and the required correction.

Diversified Technique
An original manual chiropractic technique.

Sacro-Occipital Technique
A low force technique that is appropriate for acute patients, the elderly, neurological conditions (e.g. sciatica, disc), and as a maintenance technique.

Activator Technique
Low force technique that uses an ‘instrument’ to perform the adjustment.

Motion Palpation
We segmentally examine the patient’s spine, looking for tenderness, restricted movement, swelling, muscle spasm and any possible malformation or pathology.

Posture Pro
Using digital photographs and the ‘Posture-Pro’ software program we are able to gain valuable postural information and give advice about the patients condition.

X-ray Analysis
X-ray analysis gives our chiropractors an internal image of the spine to thoroughly understand the structure, mechanics and an awareness of any congenital anomalies or pathologies. We typically use weight bearing images so we can analyze alignment, angles and curvature of the spine.

We  also  use  some  variations  of  techniques  like  Chiropractic Bio-physics, Neuro-emotional  technique  and  Applied  Kinesiology