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Chiropractic Center of St. Peters

Pearce Chiropractic Arts

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Logan Basic Technique

Logan technique centers on the idea that misalignment of the sacrum, a bone at the lower end of the spine, is the primary cause of disease due to the disturbances misalignment causes throughout the rest of the spine of the sacrum. The Logan technique is used for special adjustment to correct the misaligned sacrum at the bottom of the spine.

Using this technique, the chiropractor will apply pressure near the border of the sacrum to, in effect relax any spastic attachments to the sacrum and this allow the sacrum to straighten out. This contact, performed to relax the patient, is held for as long as necessary for relaxation to be reached.

Diversified Technique

The most commonly used adjustment technique by chiropractors, Diversified Technique is charactered by a high-velocity, low amplitude thrust. Quick and shallow thrusts often result in a cavitation of a joint, causing the popping noise that is often associated with chiropractic adjustments. The objective of this technique is to restore movement and alignment to the spine as well as restore health to joints suffering from joint dysfunction.

Thompson Technique

The Thompson Technique utilizes the "Segmental Drop System" in which patients lay on a "Segmental Drop Table" which has a headpiece that drops as the chiropractor adjusts the vertebrae. This design takes advantage of the natural structure of the joints in the spine by allowing the chiropractor to move the spinal segment in which ever direction it is needed to improve its motion with the joints above and below it. the technique is performed with the patient lying face down on the table and adjustments performed from posterior to anterior.

Active Release Technique

Active release technique is a massage technique that focuses on soft tissue system/movement. It is used to treat problems related to muscle, ligament, tendon, fascia, and nerves. Most symptoms that ART is used to treat are the result of overuse of particular muscles, such conditions include:

  • headaches
  • back pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • shoulder pain
  • sciatica
  • plantât fascitis
  • shin splints
  • knee problems
  • tennis elbow
  • and much more

Overused muscles often result in pulls and tears in muscle tissue. Often the result can be an accumulation of many small tears that cause pain symptoms. It also inhibits the the flow of adequate oxygen to your muscles. All of these factors can result in the production of rough scar tissue on the affected area which causes the muscles to become shorter and weaker, reducing the range of motion and strength of that muscle. Numbness and tingling may also be felt in the affected area if this occurs. 

ART sessions involve both examination and treatment. While the doctor uses their hands to massage the patient's muscles, they are simultaneously evaluating the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves in that area. Specific application of tension and movement are applied to treat abnormal muscles. Over 500 specific, unique, and actually patented movements are utilized by providers of ART to identify and correct specific problems for each individual patient.

ART was developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. He now teaches and certifies ART to health care providers all over the world.

 

Kinesiology Techniques

Applied kinesiology is a technique in alternative medicine that is used to diagnose illness or choose treatment by testing muscles for strength and weakness. It is a system that evaluates structural, chemical, and mental aspects of health by using a method referred to as manual muscle testing (MMT) alongside conventional diagnostic methods.

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