Chiropractic Techniques




Your doctors at Performance Spine & Sport understand the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and our unique ability for the body to move and function!  Bones provide the structural framework for the body.  Muscles provide the physiological mechanism to allow motion of the body.  Muscles contract and relax to move bones at the joints.  This allows us to run, lift, bend, twist, etc.  A skeletal misalignment (bone or joint) often relates to a functional problem for the soft-tissues (muscle, tendon, or ligament), requiring a combination of treatments.  An accurate understanding of dysfunction allows for an accurate recommendation for correction.

Complete resolution of these musculoskeletal conditions often requires integrating different types of therapies, depending on the source of tissue dysfunction.  The integration of Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) for soft tissue conditions along with specific chiropractic adjustments for bone and joint structural mis-alignments, allows for a more quick and complete healing process.  Long term corrections of these common conditions often require implementing physical rehabilitation to retrain, retone, and recondition injured or overworked musculoskeletal structures.  You must change your actions to change your results!

Performance Spine & Sport only implements modern, research based chiropractic techniques.  Only the safest and up to date techniques will be used to treat your healthcare condition.  Our doctors regularly take continuing educational classes, read current, up to date healthcare articles, and only implement research based treatment protocols.  Our clinical focus is improving tissue functionality, educating on cause of dysfunction, and focusing on preventing re-injury.

Techniques we implement include:

  • Diversified Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Active Release Technique
  • Gonstead Technique
  • Thompson Drop
  • Motion Palpation
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
  • McKenzie Method
  • Low Force Mechanical Adjustments

Motion palpation

Is a diagnostic technique used by the doctor of chiropractic to locate joint dysfunction within the spinal column and extremities. This technique quickly gained acceptance as a standard diagnostic tool for the chiropractic profession. The Motion Palpation Institute has set the standard for functional manual care. MPI continues to raise the bar for the modern chiropractor by infusing it’s classes with manual therapy techniques and assessment tools that are proven clinically effective. Motion palpation is now taught in chiropractic colleges throughout the world.

McKenzie Method

Also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), is a classification and treatment protocol for problems of the spine and extremities. Its hallmark feature is directional preference or a direction of movement that provides relief. Patient education in proper exercise and posture is key so that they can control the direction of treatment themselves.

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)

Is an innovative approach to manual medicine which involves every component of the locomotor system utilizing principles of developmental kinesiology (movement of infants). The purpose of the technique is to promote proper activation and coordination of the neuromuscular system using the Central Nervous System (CNS). It utilizes an approach based on assessment, treatment, exercises and functional strategies.

All conditions require different treatment protocols.  Your doctor will provide a detailed recommendation for care based on a thorough examination.  Some patients may not require chiropractic adjustments to treat certain conditions.