A Chiropractic Adjustment, also known as a Chiropractic manipulation, is a tremendously effective tool in addressing restricted joints and subluxations. These may be caused by acute injury, lack of movement, or just day to day joint disfunctions. The body works as a kinetic chain and each joint affects the surrounding joints both above and below the restricted area. This improper movement of joints will interfere with the movement chains of the body and can lead to pain or tissue damage. Chiropractic adjustments safely and effectively restore motion to restricted joints and normalize the movement of the body as a whole.
At Topeka Sports & Family Chiropractic we take a individualized functional approach to each patient's presentation. Our clinic focuses on advanced adjustment styles that allow for optimal patient comfort. The primary method we use at Topeka Sports & Family Chiropractic is from the Motion Palpation Institute. This is a biomechanically advantageous, evidence-based joint manipulation protocol. Along with techniques from the Motion Palpation Institute, we also offer motion assisted adjusting using continuous passive motion. This technique allows for comfort for both the patient and the doctor. An instrument assisted adjustment protocol one other technique that will be selectively used on patients that apply.
Spinal manipulations are considered high-velocity, low-amplitude adjustments within a certain range of motion. At our clinic each adjustment in directed at segmental joint fixations that are found upon assessing the patient. Each adjustment is localized and individualized to reduce subluxations and joint restrictions that have formed within the client causing his or her symptoms.
For more information about Motion Palpation Institute visit MPI’s website.
These too are high-velocity, low-amplitude adjustments within the paraphysiological joint space to stimulate mechanoreceptors and decrease pain. Research on extremity adjusting and its benefits on extremity conditions have grown in the last 5 years. In the 2010 report: Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report, they found that “manipulation was not only effective for acute, subacute, and chronic low back and neck pain, but also successful in treating extremity joint conditions” (Triano, John. "Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report." Chiropractic & Osteopathy: 3. Print).