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Our Chiropractic Techniques

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 clinical judgment and years of experience.

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

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:


After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints. read more»

AK Applied Kinesiology

Testing the strength of specific muscles of your body helps us find structural, chemical and mental problems and monitor your results. 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»


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


Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is based on several theories. The first of these is that the bones of the skull do not fuse completely in early childhood as is usually believed. Also, in his early career Dr. Upledger observed, while assisting during a surgical procedure, that the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord – the meninges – actually move rhythmically. At first it was thought that this rhythm was due to the heartbeat, but Dr. Upledger discovered that the rhythm of the meninges is a different pattern from that of the heartbeat.

Craniosacral therapists are taught to detect and evaluate the movement of the meninges by just holding the head and the base of the spine – the sacrum – very still and focusing on what they feel with their fingers and hand. After the evaluation, it is possible to very slowly and gently “adjust” the bones of the skull, so that the cerebrospinal fluid – the fluid lining the brain and spinal cord – can flow more naturally.

Dry Needling

This Eastern healing discipline works with the energy system of the body flowing over “meridians” throughout the body. Pain relief, along with a myriad of health problems and disorders can be addressed by placing needles at specific points along these energy paths. This is a proven technology used over thousands of years with billions of people.

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Joanne Middleton know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

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