|"Manipulation" is a very broad term used to
describe a variety of techniques used in the treatment of spine and
extremity disorders. While most people think of spinal manipulation
only in terms of a low amplitude-high velocity thrust that produces
a "crack", a great variety of low and "no" force manipulations can
be used to treat patients young and old, along with a great variety
of common physio-therapeutic modalities and techniques.
||Is there a difference
between spinal "manipulation" and spinal "adjustments"?
Yes. Essentially, manipulation refers to the general movement
of multiple adjacent vertebrae to loosen tight spinal joints.
Adjustments on the other hand are much more specific and directed
towards the correction of specific spinal subluxations. While
it depends on the skills of the practitioner, "adjustments"
are generally much lighter and safer due to the specificity
of the directed force.
Contemporary doctors of Chiropractic utilize a wide variety of techniques
to address the needs of diverse patient populations. The techniques
used by the doctors of the Farabaugh Chiropractic office include:
Thompson Drop table