Diversified Technique is one of the many different Chiropractic approaches in which we are trained and very competent. Our goal is to match the appropriate approach to the patient to serve your needs best. Arguably the most common and well known Chiropractic adjusting technique is “Diversified”. It is taught in most if not all Chiropractic universities and colleges worldwide.
First, a comprehensive health and complaint history is taken along with a physical examination including an analysis of your spine. In some circumstances we may require X-ray images of your spine (should your case history indicate them clinically). If this is the case, you will be referred to a local imaging clinic which does not require an appointment and usually bulk bills. Subsequent visits may include Motion Palpation, with the chiropractor feeling the spinal joints move as you turn and bend. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are employed are driven from years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics. Diversified technique is very safe (though all treatment can carry risks) and the type of adjustment employed will be modified to suit the patient.
The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint, which may “sound” interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment. As previously mentioned, Diversified Technique is modified to suit the patient and their preferences. The adjustment of a young labourer with mechanical pain will look a lot different from a small child with mechanical pain or an elderly person with much arthritis and weakened bone strength.
While improving spinal biomechanics can help at a spinal level, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.