Your care at Heib Chiropractic Clinic may include a wide range of proven techniques for each individual case. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of the popular chiropractic techniques we use at our practice. Dr. Heib learned very early on that one technique does not fit every patient. He draws from a gamut of techniques to assist the patient in their healing process.
The Pierce-Stilwagon Technique is the primary approach and it utilizes other techniques such as the Thompson Technique and Logan Basic Technique.
Dr. Heib may also use the Activator Instrument which is a handheld mechanical device that delivers controlled, gentle forces to specific segments to restore motion to the locked segments of the spine. This is a great instrument for care of children.
The Thompson Technique, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, has evolved into a system of analysis and means of
adjusting the spine. It is an excellent way to adjust the spine in its relaxed state to restore mobility to specific segments that are locked due to stress or trauma.
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle. A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea or marble, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is contains build up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.
Prior to the spinal adjustment we utilize either a hydromassage table that utilizes rotating jets of water to relax the spinal muscles or a massage chair that provides more of a kneading massage to release muscle tension prior to the adjustment. Performing an adjustment to the spine when the muscles are relaxed is more effective.
We also have hands-on massage therapy that is offered by our professional massage therapists. Using massage therapy is the most effective way to releive tension in the muscles.