A Close Look At The Adjustment, 10 Greatest Techniques, Part 2

What Is a Technique?
A technique is an operating system with established protocols for evaluation, treatment, and assessment of a patient's infirmities. Over the years, my approach for practicing the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic has been the creation of a ?Chiropractic Bridge of Techniques, Styles and Technologies?. I adjust with my hands, instruments and equipment, both manual and electric, in order to achieve mechanical advantages that comfortably correct aberrant issues, with extraordinary outcomes for the patient.

Why Does a Patient Seek Care?
A person seeks care for one of two reasons: some part of the body isn't functioning at a level they perceive to be ?normal?; or, for the most part, because they are in pain and discomfort. In assessing a technique, there are three points of view to consider.

1. The doctor's viewpoint: How hard is this technique on the doctor's body, patient after patient, day after day, year after year, wrists, elbows, hands and thumbs, neck, low back, knees? What is the comfort level as it pertains to the doctor's skills, abilities, and results within that particular modality?

2. The patient's viewpoint: What is the patient's experience of the adjustment; i.e., comments to the doctor, other patients and staff members? Are the patients able to participate with the doctor's style of treatment, and do they feel it addresses their needs? Is the patient hearing more of a philosophical viewpoint as to their potential progress versus experiencing their progress? Do the patients comply with the treatment program and stay in care?

3. Technical viewpoint: Is the technique relevant to the patient's condition? Are pain and function addressed at the same time? What are the short-term needs and outcomes? What are the long-term effects and benefits for the patient?
These questions should be paramount in the doctor's mind always. By utilizing a multi-technique approach with patients, it is possible to provide the patient with rapid relief from pain and improved function.

Once an adjustment is performed, changes occur. Therefore, when applying the forces that make the changes, posture, range of motion, proprioception, balancing hemispheres, cerebellum communication, and functional activity need to be taken into consideration.
By employing a global assessment of a patient, the doctor has a greater opportunity to address the spinal biomechanics, neurophysiology and organ system relationships. The application of combining techniques in the treatment protocol may be performed in an expedient fashion, from 1-10 minutes, depending on the doctor's style of practice. And by judiciously combining techniques, the doctor is able to customize a treatment approach for each patient.

My experience of the patient's outcome from a multi-technique approach has been their joyous appreciation for their care and a practice exclusively based on referrals and cash. I utilize a variety of the following 10 techniques in my own ?multi-technique?, so feel free to give me a ring at 305-365-3818 if you'd like to learn more about combing techniques.

The following are (alphabetized) descriptions of 10 popular chiropractic techniques, with brief discussions of their evolution, theories and applications.

Chiropractor - Coral Gables, Dr. Alan Creed, 1427 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables FL, 33134 305-446-1718