This technique is one of the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques. It is a quck, gentle force into a joint, helping to restore normal range of motion and reduce pain. Often, you will hear a popping noise which is gas bubbles being released from the joint capsule.
Light force techniques: Activator & Arthrostim Adjusting
Activator technique involves using a gentle spring-loaded adjusting instrument. It is very gentle and is often used for our baby patients, and smaller joints of the jaw, wrist, ankles and feet. The Arthrostim is an adjusting instrument designed to introduce a vibratory force to the body (12-14 per second!) to address spinal misalignments without the “popping” sound.
This is the application of chiropractic adjustments to joints other than those of the spine, such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, finger, hip, knee, ankle, foot or toe.
This is a specific chiropractic method that uses a special table with segments called drop pieces. These pieces are elevated slightly and gently drop when the thrusts are given. This helps minimize the force needed to deliver the chiropractic adjustment and the “popping sound” of the joint often does not occur.
Dr. Shantai Watson is specially trained through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to perform the Webster Technique on expecting moms. This technique is used to balance the pelvis, thus allowing a more comfortable pregnancy and improving fetal positioning which may contribute to a safer labor and delivery.