Our Tools of the Trade Demystified
Motorised Flexion Distraction Therapy (or M-FDT for those in the know)
M-FDT is a doctor controlled traction technique able to be applied to a specific level of the spine, therefore avoiding stress to unstable parts of the spine.
It consists of a uniquely designed motorised therapeutic table with two moveable sections connected to one another by a pivot. By placing a particular spinal joint (disc or facet articulation) over the pivot opening, the M-FDT table is able to apply specific distraction to that joint in a controlled fashion, termed continuous passive motion. Each treatment ranges from 5-10 minutes and serves to stimulate and accelerate healing of the damaged tissues, gently relieving spinal pain. Winning.
Diversified Chiropractic Technique
Diversified technique encompasses a variety of different adjustments to address the biomechanical failure in each section of the spine. It is characterised by a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust which is safe, painless and effective. In this type of adjustment it is common to hear or feel a gentle popping sensation which is in fact gas releasing from the joint (similar to cracking your knuckles).
Activator, Impulse, and Arthrostim Device Adjusting
The Activator is an instrument used by chiropractors to adjust subluxations (or a misalignment of the vertebrae) thereby removing interference to the body’s nervous system. It delivers a powerful yet very gentle thrust which actually moves the vertebrae and resets the nerves without any stress to the body. Result.
The Impulse and Arthrostim are advanced devices that were specifically created to deliver gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to the joints of the spine and extremities to relieve pain and restore function. Device adjusting is 100 times faster than manual chiropractic adjustments. With all these instruments, the adjustment is delivered so fast that the body is not able to utilise its reflex protective muscle contraction, and hence minimal force is required.
Pelvic Blocking Derived from Sacro-occiptial Technique (SOT)
SOT is a comprehensive and advanced concept of Chiropractic pioneered and developed through study, research and clinical application by Dr M B De Jarnette (USA).
SOT is not a therapy that treats named diseases. It is a system of removing the cause of nerve malfunction using minimum force to restore and maintain health.
SOT employs the use of wedge shaped blocks to allow the body to seek its correct alignment and balance. There are many combinations of block positions used, and these are determined by tests that precede each adjustment. SOT recognises the importance of body language in the form of neurological tests, weak muscles, tender areas and other signs and indicators, to determine the type of adjustment needed. SOT adjustments are extremely gentle, safe and effective.
Passive Release & Trigger Point Release Technique – Myofascial Release
Passive release and trigger point release are techniques that are aimed at reducing muscular and fascial tension throughout the body. By performing a series of stretches and relaxation, or sustained compression of a muscle fibre, your chiropractor can obtained increases in muscle length, increased range of motion and decreased pain.
Myofascial Dry Needling
Myofascial dry needling involves using acupuncture needles inserted into specific muscles to induce muscular relaxation. This is a very simple and effective way to reduce pain levels by deactivating trigger points. It is also known as “Western Acupuncture”.
Postural Retraining – Denneroll & CBP
The Denneroll is foam device used to restore the normal curvatures of the spine. These spinal orthotics provide an effective stretch to your muscles and spine and allows you to target the areas that need it the most. Loss of your normal healthy curves in the spine is one of the earliest contributors to poor function and irreversible damage.
We see people of all ages, from newborn babies to the elderly. By incorporating such a wide range of adjusting techniques, we are able to provide safe, gentle and effective Chiropractic care for such a diverse population.