Chiropractic Techniques


This is a widely used type of chiropractic adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught in chiropractic institutions. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by hand and possibly with assistance from a table or block. This usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic adjustment). As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body and is the primary technique used by the doctors in our office.


The Activator Method is one of the most widely-researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with 23 clinical trials to support its efficacy. Activator Methods has published hundreds of clinical and scientific peer-reviewed papers, worked with major academic research institutions, and received grants from recognized entities like the National Institutes of Health.

Body Energetic Technique (BET)

Body Energetics Technique (BET), is a system of diagnosis and healing. Unlike other techniques, it is a synergy of many proven techniques, including Applied and Clinical Kinesiology, Body Integration, BEST, TBM, Acupuncture and other healing arts all rolled up into a unique and highly effective approach. Dr. Kay studied under several of the founders of these techniques:
Dr. George Goodheart, Dr. Walter Schmidt, Dr. Alan Beardall, Dr. Rene Espy, Dr. Nancy McBride and Dr. John Bandy. Their expertise provided a foundation upon which Dr. Kay built BET.

Principals of BET
The core principals of BET are accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for the individual; everyone is unique. Further, that all health issues are caused by four stresses on the body: physical, chemical, psychological and electromagnetic. These are typically unavoidable, so accurate diagnosis and treatment is critical.


The Stresses

In the early 1940’s a Hungarian born MD, Han Selye, mathematically proved and invented a word that changed the way we look at everything today. “Stress”. He proved mathematically that stress exists and is the cause of all disease; he proved that when you are under stress your body does one of three things: it gets well, it adapts or it dies. Selye called this “the Adaptation Theory”.


As modern day holistic healthcare practitioners, we continue to focus on these four types of stresses that affect our wellbeing and are intricately woven into our everyday lives. This goes hand in hand with the BET principal of ”treat the cause, not the symptom.”


Webster Technique: A Technique for Pregnant Women

The Webster Technique, discovered by Dr. Larry Webster, in 1978, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), is a specific chiropractic adjustment to eliminate sacral subluxation and improve nerve system function in the pelvis. He developed it as a specific pelvic adjustment for pregnant women to help balance pelvic muscles and ligaments and potentially improve birth outcome.

Kids get adjusted too!!

It is important to understand that the Doctor of Chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information. With small, light adjustments of the spine I can help restore nervous system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.