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DIVERSIFIED TECHNIQUE: Diversified Technique is the
classic Chiropractic technique, developed by D.D.
Palmer, DC. and taught in all Chiropractic collages. Diversified
Technique  was refined and developed by the late Otto Reinhert,
DC., to address biomechanical failure in each section of the spine,
as it relates to specific subluxation. The focus is on restoration
to normal biomechanical function, and correction of subluxation.
In addition, Diversified methods have been developed to adjust
extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating
sports injuries and other injuries. Diversified adjusting of the
spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing
for specificity in correction of mechanical distortions of the spine.
X-rays and case histories are used in analysis and diagnosis.
No instruments are used in the adjusting procedure. Motion
palpatation  and full spine, hands-on techniques are used to
deliver a deeper thrust, which makes an osseous (popping)
sound as the adjustment is given.
Technique is built around the research of Dr. Derifield of
Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Derifield noticed that the same
adjustment on two patients with the same analysis did not
always give the same results. As he gained more experience,
he found that the answer lay in determining through analysis
whether the subluxation was lower spine or cervical.
Analysis of the patient's subluxations using the Derifield
Technique depends upon a very accurate leg check.  
Dr. Derifield created a set of rules for checking the legs to
determine the point of the subluxation in the pelvic and lumbar
area. It was further determined that turning the head in certain
ways helped to balance the legs.

Later, Dr. Niblo added testing various trigger points on the
side of the short leg, and adjusting the anterior ischium,
producing astonishing results. Using a Thompson terminal
point table, which is especially designated for Derifield
technique, a special weighing mechanism in the terminal
point table weighs the patient and adds only enough tension to
hold the patient in the "up" position before the thrust is given.

Flexion-Distraction (also known as Cox Technique), as a
marriage of chiropractic principles with the osteopathic
principles set forth by Alan Stoddard, DO, in his book,
Manual of Osteopathic Technique, written about the
manipulative procedures developed by John McManis,
DO, in the early 1900's. Since the early 1970's, Dr. Cox has
refined the technique, developed a manipulation instrument
for effective use of the technique, conducted clinical studies
as well as participated in experimental, research; lectured
around the world and written well-received articles,
chapters for textbooks and textbooks.
ACTIVATOR METHODS: Activator Methods is based on the postulate that
understanding body mechanics and force is the key to understanding
subluxation exists, chiefly in the lumbo-sacral area or cervical region
of the spine. With further research into body mechanics, W.C. Lee, D.C.
and A.W. Fuhr, D.C. were able to analyze the body and produce from the
analysis consistent changes using a light non-force specific chiropractic
adjustment. Lee and Fuhr understood that force was not necessary to
correct subluxations in the body. Two components are necessary for
fast, effective reduction of nerve pressure caused by subluxations.
They are speed and line of drive. Speed and line of drive are what
make chiropractic the distinct and dynamic art and science that it is.
The activator instrument was designed to deliver this specific dynamic
thrust. It is a small hand-held, gun-type mechanism that delivers a sharp
percussive thrust upon triggering. The activator instrument controls
the force and speed of the adjustment exceptionally well and with the
activator, the line of drive can be more specific.
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