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Chiropractic Techniques

Chiropractic is a system of therapy in which disease is considered the result of abnormal function of the nervous system. The method of treatment usually involves manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures. Therapy that utilizes the recuperative powers of the body and the relationship between the musculoskeletal structures and the functions of the body, particularly of the spinal column and the nervous system, in the restoration and maintenance of health. Helps relieve lower back pain or even headaches or high blood pressure.

There are hundreds of subtypes of chiropractic care practiced under a bewildering variety of names. The following is an incomplete list. Please click on the chiropractic technique below for more information. After completing your research about a specific technique, please refer to Book of Doctor Directory Listings to find the chiropractor near you and rate your doctor.

Activator Methods
Active Release Techniques (ART)
Advanced Biostructural Correction (ABC)
Applied Kinesiology
Atlas Orthogonal Technique (AOT)
Behavioral Kinesiology See Applied Kinesiology
Bio Cranial Therapy
Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.)
Bio Geometric Intergration (BGI)
Blair Technique
Cerebrospinal Fluid Technique
Chirodontics
Chiropractic Biophysics See Clinical Biomechanics of Posture
Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP) (Chiropractic Biophysics)
Contact Reflex Analysis See Applied Kinesiology
Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique (Cox Technique, or Flexion-Distraction)
Cox Technique see Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique
Cranial Technique
Dental Kinesiology See Applied Kinesiology
Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT)
Diversified Technique
Extremity Manipulating/Adjusting
Flexion-Distraction see Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique
Full -Spine Specific (FSS) See Diversified Technique
Gonstead System
Hole-In-One (HIO) See Palmer Upper Cervical
Logan Basic
Matrix Repatterning
Manipulative/Adjustive Instruments
McTimoney Chiropractics
Meric System
Motion Analysis (Palpation)
Nerve Assist
Nerve Signal Interference (NSI) Removal
Network Chriopractics (Spinal Analysis)
Neural Organizational Technique (NOT)
Nimmo/Receptor-Tonus Method
Orthospinology
Palmer Upper Cervical a.k.a. Hole-In-One (HIO)
Pierce-Stillwagon Technique
Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT)
Thompson (Drop Table) Technique
Trigger Point Therapy


15 Most Common Chiropractic Techniques or Procedures Percent of Chiropractors Utilizing the Procedure
Diversified 95.9%
Extremity manipulation/adjustment 95.5%
Activator Method 62.8%
Gonstead 58.5%
Cox Flexion/Distraction 58.0%
Thompson 55.9%
Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) 41.3%
Applied Kinesiology 43.2%
NIMMO/Receptor Tonus 40.0%
Cranial 37.3%
Manipulative/Adjustment Instruments 34.5%
Palmer Upper Cervical (HIO) 28.8%
Logan Basic 28.7%
Meric 19.9%
Pierce-Stillwagon 17.1%