The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to improve and restore spinal motion and the body’s overall physical function. There are a number of techniques used to achieve this:
A manual adjustment uses the chiropractors hands where a quick and short thrust is applied to a spinal joint. This is known as a high velocity, low amplitude treatment. An audible release is common with this form of adjustment, as there is a release of gas between the joints, allowing the improvement of nerve function.
A gentle, low force adjustment can be performed through the use of an Activator. This device delivers a low force, high speed thrust that is reproducible, reliable and gentle. This tool can also be adjusted to suit clients, ranging from adults to infants.