Many people come to me because they are in pain. It may be an acute injury or a chronic one that has bothered them for years. Some people come after surgery with a problem that was not solved or a new pain as a result of a surgery. I utilize a variety of gentle manipulation techniques to balance one's body and relieve their pain.
Crainial: the slow gentile movement of the bones of the skull. See
http://www.cranialacademy.com/cranial.html for more information.
Muscle Energy: the patient activated muscular contraction while being held in a position that will bring them back to a neutral. See http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Muscle+Energy+Technique for more information.
Counter Strain: monitoring a tender point, the patient is moved into a position to maximally relieve the discomfort. See http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Counterstrain for more information.
Facilitated Positional Release: an indirect myofascial release treatment method where the point of dysfunction is gradually moved until a neutral position is realized on all planes; an activating influence (either torsion or compression) is then applied in order to release joint restriction and remove tension from the tissue. See http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/facilitated+positional+release for more information.
Articulatory technique: a small thrust is applied to the restricted vertebra to release it, often a click is heard. This is useful in conditions when trauma occurred and there is not any spasm of the muscles. See http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/high-velocity+low-amplitude+technique
Pain may come from other medical conditions such as laxity of ligaments and tendons require other interventions like prolotherapy where a solution of dextrose and lidocaine are injected into the weak ligament or tendon. Since 1994 I have been a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine utilizing this technique. For more information see http://www.aaomed.org/prolotherapy