Chiropractic Techniques

Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing as a guide for diagnosis and treatment (along with other standard methods of diagnosis).

The chiropractor using AK finds a muscle that is unbalanced (i.e. weak) and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly, again via muscle testing. The...

Chiropractic Adjustment

Diversified technique is the most widely used chiropractic technique, often being the principle technique taught at Chiropractic colleges. It is considered the most generic chiropractic manipulative technique employing elements of many traditional technique protocols. Its primary objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of the spine by removing injurious joint dysfunction.

Diversified is characterized by the manual delivery of a high velocity low amplitude thrust to...

Kinesio Taping®

The Kinesio Taping® technique and Kinesio Tex tape was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan in 1973.

Traditional taping techniques, such as athletic taping and strapping, provided muscle and joint support, however, they reduced range of motion, did not support the fascia and, in many cases, inhibited the actual healing process of traumatised tissue...

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)

SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technique. This chiropractic technique was designed to help normalise the functional relationship between the sacrum (part of the pelvis) and the occiput (part of the skull). 

SOT techniques employ very safe and gentle corrections. Wedge-shaped devices known as “blocks” are used to re-set the alignment of your pelvis and correct your spine. By knowing exactly where...

Soft Tissue Massage

Muscles, ligaments and tendons are involved in a wealth of biomechanical conditions that we see at Berkhamsted Chiropractic Clinc, and addressing problems in these areas can often be vital in the treatment process.

We use a variety of deep tissue massage techniques, muscular release therapy, stretching and cross friction massage. We will also give you home exercises and stretches to enable you to build and...

Cranial Chiropractic Work

Cranial work is incorporated into various chiropractic technique protocols, such as SOT, AK, CST (cranio-sacral therapy) and more. Fundamental to all, is the rhythmical relationship between the cranium and sacrum.

Cranial work therefore involves a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating a measureable rhythmic pulsation (approximately 6-12 cycles/minute) within, and throughout, the central nervous...

Torque Release

Spinal adjustments are made using the Integrator instrument, which sounds like a staple gun and will feel like a quick impulse into the muscles of your spinal column.

TRT and the Integrator adjusting instrument were born out of a scientific study conceived by Dr Jay Holder and performed at Exodus, a residential addiction treatment facility in Miami Florida. For more information click here...

Activator

Activator Methods is one of the most popular “low force” chiropractic techniques in the world. Rather than manual adjustments, an adjusting instrument known as the “Activator” is used to restore normal joint function.

Firstly an analysis will take place to locate which joints of the spine or extremities are restricted in their motion. This will most likely involve a manual assessment as well as a leg length evaluation...