Diversified technique (DT) is the most commonly used manipulative technique by Chiropractors. Like many chiropractic and osteopathic manipulative techniques, Diversified is characterized by a high velocity low amplitude thrust. Diversified is considered the most generic chiropractic manipulative technique and is differentiated from other techniques in that its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and joint dysfunction.
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that uses manual muscle testing as a diagnostic tool to better find dysfunctions in the body and uses prescribed therapies to address the dysfunctions found. It takes from Soft tissue techniques, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Emotional Techniques all designed to address the “Triad of Health”
ElectricalStimulation( Electrotherapy/Therapeutic Ultrasound) is used for relaxation of muscle spasms, prevention and retardation of disuse atrophy, increase of local blood circulation, muscle rehabilitation and re-education , electrical muscle stimulation, maintaining and increasing range of motion, management of chronic and intractable pain, post-traumatic acute pain, and post surgical acute pain,
Kinesio Taping (KT) was first seen in the 1970s when Kinesio Tex Tape was invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a Japanese Chiropractor. It is made from a cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive and is designed to mimic the qualities of human skin. The tape is used in therapy to relax overused muscles and in rehabilitation to facilitate underused muscles. The wave pattern found on the tape’s adhesive has a lifting effect on the skin which can reduce swelling and inflammation by improving circulation and reduce pain by taking pressure off pain receptors.
The popularity of Kinesio Tex Tape in the United States surged after 50,000 rolls were donated and the tape was seen on Olympic athletes in the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. Of these athletes, the most notable was Kerry Walsh who used the tape in competition following surgery on her rotator cuff. However, only 10% of applications are for athletic purposes. Lance Armstrong, 7 time winner of the Tour De France, talks about using tape in his book “Every second Counts”. He describes the effectiveness of the treatment for his sore muscles.