By: Crowfoot Massage Therapy  09-12-2011
Keywords: chiropractor, Massage Therapists, Chiropractic Technique

Activator Methods - Evolved from nearly 40 years of empirical study and 15 years of clinical research, the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) uses the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations to seek joint dysfunction in the spinal column and extremities for improved patient care. AMCT uses the Activator Adjusting Instrument to give consistent low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustments.

Thompson Drop - Thompson is a chiropractic adjustment that utilizes a drop piece on the chiropractic table. The chiropractor will set up an adjustment, prop up the drop piece, and deliver the adjustment as per usual. The patient will feel the drop piece drop about 1 inch. This helps the chiropractor realign the spine with very little force. This technique is great for infants, children, and the elderly.

Torque Release Technique® (TRT) - Dr. Christine Hafer utilizes the Integrator, which is a torque and recoil release adjusting instrument that combines the best of existing chiropractic techniques and principles, quantum physics, and the body/mind connection. Creating the first integrated chiropractic system for the second century of chiropractic. Torque Release Technique is ideal for pregnant mothers, emotional drained patients, and people trying to overcome addictive qualities. Everyone is screened during the first exam and if the doctors find that TRT would be the best treatment, they will recommend this treatment.

Pregnancy - Pregnant mothers have found great relief from low back pain during their pregnancies with regular chiropractic care. Patients are placed on their side and manual or activator methods are used to gently adjust the spine and relax muscles that cause low back pain. Even after birth mothers and their newborns will continue with chiropractic care to ensure that both mother and child are free from any nerve interference that is caused during the stresses of the birthing process. The massage therapists also work with expecting mothers giving them relief from the aches and pains of child bearing.

Pettibon - The Pettibon procedures are an advanced, scientific approach to Chiropractic that is taught as an elective or at postgraduate level. They exceed the standard chiropractic college curriculum. These procedures include progressive treatment plans. The first plan is based on ligament physiology. Its goal is to get the patient out of pain by causing the uncompensated spine to re-organize into a compensated position. The second plan is based upon muscle physiology. Its goal is to rehabilitate and correct the units of the global spine so it aligns to its gravitational field. The third plan occurs after spinal correction and rehabilitation. Most knowledgeable patients want to have periodic checkups. They also continue in an active exercise program to arrest and reverse the subluxations effects of their jobs, recreational activities and their life styles.

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Keywords: Chiropractic Technique, chiropractor, Massage Therapists

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Why Upper Cervical

At Crowfoot Chiropractic we screen every new patient on their first visit to find misalignments in the spine that may be leading to cause of their symptoms. By keeping this area of the spine clear of misalignment the brain can communicate with the body at 100% and the body can communicate with the brain. The reason why some people specifically ask for upper cervical care is because a friend or family member told them to get checked.



Remember if you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your ankles, knees or hip joints ..the direct cause may be the function of your feet or ill-fitting shoes. If your discomfort persists beyond a few weeks, please contact your health care practitioner, your orthotics may simply need a minor adjustment. Women have four times as many foot problems as men because they have a long history of wearing high heels and/or pointy toe shoes.


Blair Upper Cervical

After many years of research and study of all the techniques that were developing at the time, Dr. B.J. Palmer the developer of chiropractic realized that the only place a person could truly have interference to the nervous system was at the level of the base of the skull; and the atlas and axis vertebrae.



The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.


What is Upper Cervical

The priority of our treatments is to ensure that your spine’s alignment is in no way inhibiting the central nervous system’s role in maintaining your health. Composed of the brain, spinal cord and nerves, your nervous system organizes and executes every aspect of life in your body. Your brainstem is where the messages for heart, lung, digestive, immune, and other body functions.


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People who have, or are experiencing, any of the following conditions can benefit from wearing gradient compression hosiery. Many individuals without preceding conditions simply appreciate wearing gradient compression hosiery and love. Promotes better venous blood flow which in turn helps prevent and control vein-related diseases. Stockings are custom made according to the measurements of your legs.