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Chiropractic Techniques

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)


The Sacro  Occipital Technique is actually an entire system of chiropractic that  involves analyzing the body and then performing a number of manual  adjustments to release nerve energy. The elaborate methods and processes  used for this technique involve analyzing the body’s structures and  determining exactly where there is a nerve imbalance. Too much pressure  in certain areas of the body can result in a nerve imbalance or nerve  dysfunction. The sacro occipital technique methods can be applied to  various areas of the spinal column to determine if there is too much or  too little fluid in the area that is causing the problem.

The Sacro  Occipital Technique is designed to improve the functioning of the body  overall by targeting certain areas of the spine and surrounding tissues.  The chiropractor will usually work by positioning the body in such a  way that the weight of the body acts as resistance. The goal is to  normalize cranial sacral respiratory action, which means restoring the  nerve communications between the brain and the spine so that the body  can heal itself as quickly as possible, and in a natural way.


 The Thompson  Technique involves analyzing the length of your legs. After the  chiropractor analyzes the length of your legs, he will determine which  type of misalignment you have (i.e. cervical, pelvic, etc.) and then  adjust the legs using aa "drop table" for the adjustment. This technique  applies a gentle thrust to the specific joint or tissue. Once the  adjustment is made, then the joint will normalize and begin to heal  itself. 


If you have  back pain, neck pain, or spinal problems, your chiropractor may use the  most common form of chiropractic technique called the Diversified  Technique as part of your treatment therapy. The Diversified Technique  involves the manipulation and adjustment of the spinal column.

The diversified technique is applied swiftly and you may hear a  "popping" sound as the spine and joints are adjusted into alignment. The  technique is one of the most commonly used forms of manipulation in the  chiropractic field, and consists entirely of manual adjustments. There  are no tools or devices used to perform the adjustment, just the  chiropractors hands.

This  technique is the most efficient and effective form of manual spinal  manipulation and the alignment can often be achieved in one chiropractic  session.

Gonstead Technique

The Gonstead  technique was developed in 1923 by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead of Mt.  Horeb, Wisconsin, and has been used since for a variety of conditions.  The focus of the Gonstead technique is to be as specific and precise as  possible, addressing the areas of subluxation - the areas where the  spine is out of alignment and is causing a pinched nerve. It is the goal  of the chiropractor to increase muscle and joint mobility by correcting  any interference to the nervous system caused by subluxation. 

Toggle Recoil

The Toggle  Recoil technique is a method used for an upper cervical adjustment. Its  technique is to achieve the most relaxed state of the patient while the  chiropractor himself relaxes his arms and shoulders before the  adjustment. Once this relaxation is accomplished, the chiropractor  provides external force with great speed, followed by a quick withdrawal  of the contact point of his adjusting hand. This, in turn, does not  resist the natural "recoil" of the patient. The goal is to enable the  internal intelligence of the patient to perform its role in  accomplishing the adjustment. 

Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound  therapy is a treatment modality used to treat pain conditions and  promote tissue healing. While ultrasound therapy is not effective or  recommended for all types of chronic pain conditions, it may help the  following pain:

 • Osteoarthritis  

 • Myofascial pain   

• Bursitis   

• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome   

• Pain caused by scar tissue   

• Phantom limb pain   

• Sprains and strains  

Ask your chiropractor if ultrasound therapy would be a good option for you

Galvanic Stimulation

 Galvanic  stimulation (also called electronic muscle stimulation) is mostly used  with acute injuries associated with trauma such as bleeding or swelling  in the tissue. Galvanic stimulators apply direct current, thus creating  an electrical field over the treated area, which is believed to change  blood flow. There are two pads; one positive and one negative. The  positive pad behaves like heat, increasing circulation and therefore,  speeding healing. 

Intersegmental Traction

Motorized  Intersegmental Traction reduces adhesions, restores ligament elasticity,  increases joint range of motion, and enhances alignment. Many people  refer to this as a "roller table". It provides massage and traction to  spinal segments and exercises the joints without the patient expending  energy.


Diathermy is a  deep tissue heat treatment. The temperature of the injured tissues is  raised by high frequency current, ultrasonic waves or microwave  radiation.

Like surface heating, deep heat is used to:

 • Reduce pain   

• Relieve muscle spasm   

• Decrease soft tissue contractures   

• Resolve inflamation   

• Promote healing  

Deep heat  speed up healing by increasing blood flow to the injury. It may be used  after other cold treatments when inflammation and swelling are gone.  Deep heat may be used to treat chronic arthritis, fractures, gynecologic  diseases and other problems.

Exercise Rehabilitation

Exercise  rehabilitation is a critical regimen for those suffering from injuries,  chronic diseases and disabilities. Evaluation and exercise instructions  are provided at our clinic. The patient can then perform these exercises  in the comfort of their own home. At Mitchell Chiropractic, Dr.  Mitchell will devise an exercise plan specific to your needs in order to  improve your bodily function, health, and quality of life. These  exercises are intended to strengthen your core muscles, increase range  of motion, increase the body's balance, increase joint function and  flexibility, and increase spinal strength. If you require exercise  rehabilitation, you and your chiropractor will discuss specific  exercises for your individual needs.