Let’s take a second and talk about the various techniques used here at the office. I will go over a very short and condensed version of what we do, but should you have any questions or are confused about how one technique works please call the office so we can better explain!

Gonstead Technique is a hands-on adjustment where you get your neck adjusted while sitting up in a chair, your upper/mid back are adjusted laying face down on the table and your low back and pelvis is adjusted while you lay on your side, otherwise known as sideposture.

Diversified is probably the most common way people get adjusted because it is so diverse. Patients most often get their neck adjusted laying face up, but it can also be done laying face down. Your back and pelvis are adjusted laying face down.

Thompson Drop Table can look a lot like diversified, but with a special drop mechanism in the table that adds to the doctors adjustment, speeding up their thrust. A drop can be used for your neck, back, pelvis and even extremities!

Activator is a small handheld device that delivers a quick impulse that does the adjustment. Patients that prefer not to hear the “cracking” or want a lower force technique often prefer the activator. It is very popular among kiddos as well! This spring-loaded device can be used on joints,muscles and also works well on extremities.

SOT (Sacral Occipital Technique) is another great low force technique. This is a very in depth technique that can build on itself depending on your categorization within the technique. This technique uses blocks that you lie on for your adjustment which allow gravity and your own muscles and ligaments to relax into proper position over a span of several minutes. SOT also offers cranial work, as well as trigger point therapy that affects various organs. Dr. Dani is working on receiving more advanced certification levels in SOT.

So there you have it, a super quick explanation of the adjusting techniques used here at ChiroFamily. If you know you have a preferred way of being adjusted please call the office at 605.359.0679 so we can get you scheduled under the doctor that suits you best. Some techniques may work better for patients in certain situations and can be discussed further with your doctor.