GENTLE ADJUSTING TECHNIQUES
At Optimal Life, we use gentle and highly-effective adjusting techniques to remove nerve interference and spinal fixations. Dr. Roger is trained in traditional manual adjusting, instrument-assisted adjusting, and Webster technique for pregnant women. The approach we use is based on clinical findings and tailored to each individual.
TORQUE RELEASE TECHNIQUE
Torque Release Technique (TRT) utilizes the Integrator, an adjusting instrument which, through research, has been proven the most specific, scientific adjusting technique in chiropractic.
Through the specific analysis, Dr. Roger can identify where and if there is nerve interference down to the vertebral level. He then administers very gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments using the Integrator. These adjustments are delivered while the spine is in a perfectly neutral and relaxed position, so TRT is a great route for those who are apprehensive about the traditional chiropractic adjustment.
Also referred to as “Diversified Technique,” the process of manually adjusting the spine covers a broad range of disciplines within the chiropractic field. It is focused on removing spinal fixations to allow for proper joint motion and encourage proper spinal structure.
In general, manual adjusting is done via a series of fast, but low-impact adjustments. Through the use of various adjustment positions, fixations can be strategically addressed to realign only the areas that need correction. The energy delivered during the adjustment may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but it is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment. While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.
Misalignments (vertebral subluxations) where the sacrum joins the pelvis (hip) are common during the course of pregnancy. They can produce a variety of symptoms in mothers throughout pregnancy as well as potentially interfere with the baby assuming the normal head-down position in preparation for delivery. Sacral vertebral subluxations may also cause the tightening and twisting of pelvic muscles and ligaments, constraining the uterus.