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Chiropractic Techniques

Dr. Williams uses numerous chiropractic techniques. Listed below are some of the more commonly used at Williams Chiropractic.

DIVERSIFIED

This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients.  The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment).  As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body.

ACTIVATOR

The Activator Technique incorporates the use of a unique hand-held spring-loaded instrument.  This chiropractic technique is the most widely-used “low force” chiropractic technique in the world.  Instead  of the manipulating/adjusting forces being delivered by hand, force is generated with the small appliance called the Activator that delivers a lighter, but quicker, thrust than can be delivered by hand.  The Activator Technique works well for children and the elderly.  www.activator.com

Crainial-Sacral Therapy

The skull is made up of several intricately fitting bones that move slightly with each breath. The brain pulses at a continuous rhythm of 6-12 cycles per minute. If this gets disrupted by trauma, dental work, or traumatic birth history, adverse symptoms can develop. And may result in facial, jaw, neck or back pain, dizziness, sinus trouble, headaches and tinnitus. Cranial-Sacral Therapy uses the body’s own mechanisms to improve brain and spinal cord functioning which helps to reduce tension and improve overall health. It is a very gentle hands-on technique, holding appropriate points to balance the motion.