Techniques Used

Chiropractic Techniques

Chiropractors most often use their hands when performing adjustments, but they may also use equipment to assist in the process. A patient’s treatment and results will vary from person to person and there are a few techniques that all chiropractors are familiar with.


Sarah uses a combination of Activator, Diversified, SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique), Drop Piece, Applied Kinesiology and NET.


Gillian uses uses a combination of Activator, Thompson (Drop Table), Diversified, SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique) and Logan.


Catherine uses a combination of Activator, Diversified, SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique) and Drop Piece.

The techniques used at Caring Hands Chiropractic are suitable for all ages and life stages (pregnant women, infants, children, adolescents, adults and seniors)

Activator is a tool that delivers a small, focused force to an area. It can be used to adjust joints and also to release trigger points or ‘knots’ in muscles.

Applied Kinesiology is a muscle based technique which uses muscle testing as a primary feedback mechanism to examine how a person’s body is functioning. There are points all over the body and skull which are used to rebalance the body.

Diversified Technique involves your chiropractor manually placing pressure through the affected vertebral segment in order to restore proper movement.

Drop Piece uses the assistance of the chiropractic table. Once cranked up the piece drops a small distance. This increases the speed of the adjustment and can be used on any area of the spine.

Logan Technique is used to directly or indirectly normalize the position of the sacrum. Proper leverage, applied lightly at a precise spot will induce a response in the spine and muscles of the spine creating a balance in their pull upon the vertebrae.

Manual adjustments involve a gentle force that is delivered by hand. It may produce a sound. This sound is simply gas being released from the joint, just like when you crack your knuckles.  It may sound loud, especially when given to the top of the spine as the sound is closest to the ears.

Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is a mind-body stress-reduction technique that uses a method of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the effects of unresolved stress on our bodies. NET is a tool that helps improve the health of mind and body.

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) is a technique focusing on restoring the flow of fluid around the brain and spinal cord. It involves placing wedges underneath the pelvis to remove the ‘twist’ or imbalance that may be causing a difference in your leg length. This is combined with gentle corrections to the skull called cranial work.

Thompson Technique (Drop Table) uses a protocol of comparing leg lengths whilst a patient lays face down on a specially designed segmented table at an angle that provides a more natural position for effective adjustments. 

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) Therapy

FSM directly targets individual tissues and cellular disturbances to repair damaged tissues and enhance tissue function. It utilizes micro amperage current and the resonance effects of specific frequencies on tissues and conditions. Micro amperage is the same current produced by your body’s own cells at values 1000 times less than the current of most other electrotherapies.

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