Dr. Jessica approaches care with the patient’s preferences and needs as a priority. She incorporates chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue work, rehabilitative exercises and emotional balancing into a personalized treatment plan for each individual patient. To best meet the needs of those seeking care, Dr. Jessica uses a blend of adjusting techniques including Diversified manual techniques, as well as, light touch techniques that do not include the traditional “popping” and “twisting”, such as Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT) and Koren Specific Technique (KST). She has a well-rounded variety of techniques so each person she helps will be comfortable with her care.
In the cases of caring small children, postural adjusting, acute injuries, and patients who desire lighter adjusting techniques, the ArthroStim is an invaluable tool. As an extension of the chiropractor’s hand, the Arthrostim gently corrects a joint misalignment by producing a succession of rapidly repeating thrusts to a specific area determined by the Chiropractor. It can be used on people of all ages, and is a comfortable alternative to the traditional “popping and cracking” associated with Chiropractic care.
This is the form of adjusting that is most commonly associated with traditional Chiropractic care. The doctor detects a chiropractic subluxation, positions the patient to best restore proper motion to the joint, and delivers a high velocity-low amplitude thrust to the specific segment. Most often, there is an audible “pop” or “crack” as gases from within the joint are released and proper motion is restored.
Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT) uses a variety of gentle methods to help restore normal function. Cues from the body are used as determine factors for where to release muscle tension, restore proper cranial motion, and enhance proper pelvic function. Wedge shaped blocks are placed under the pelvis as the patient lays comfortably on the table. As the blocks encourage proper alignment of the pelvis, breathing techniques and gravity work help improve balance and position of the bones in the pelvis.
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Koren Specific Technique (KST) is a healing protocol used to locate and correct/release areas of blockage, distortion, subluxation, interference, stagnation and other stresses in the body and body/mind that are often missed by most healthcare professionals. It is an assessment method that most often utilizes the ArthroStim to help correct the physiological results of physical, chemical and emotional stressors.
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Invented by Dr. Clay Thompson, the Thompson Drop Table makes adjustments more comfortable for both the doctor and the patient. A segment of the table can be lifted up to tension, and when an adjustment is delivered, the table falls and the force of the drop assists in the realignment of the joint. Not only is this helpful when adjusting the spine, it is also a gentle way to restore motion to the extremity joints. Pregnant women also find this method as a comfortable alternative to the traditional side lying techniques in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters
NeuroEmotional Technique (NET) is used by Body-oriented practitioners to help physical problems that have an associated stress component. Stress can definitely be a factor in acute situations, and it is also often a factor in chronic and hard-to-resolve conditions.
Within the steps of the NET procedure, the practitioner uses the following 8 dynamics to help address unresolved mind/body stress:
- Emotions are Physiologically Based
- Pavlovian Responses
- Emotions/Meridian System Correlations
- Repetition Compulsion
- The Role of Memory and Physiology
- Manual Muscle Testing
- Semantic Responses
- 'Like cures Like'”
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Webster Technique has become well-known among providers who work with pregnancy and birth. This chiropractic technique was developed to help address sacral misalignments in pregnant women that affect the growing baby inside the uterus. In the situation of a breech or malpositioned baby late in pregnancy, this gentle technique has been successful in helping restore function to many women’s body’s, allowing the baby to turn into the ideal position for birth. Although there are many reasons for a baby choosing a certain position in the womb, the Webster technique may help correct some of the causes preventing the baby from moving to a head down position for birth.
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