Our Techniques

Doctor Emma is knowledgeable in 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.

Full Spine Diversified

This is the most commonly used manipulative technique by chiropractors. The adjustment 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.



The Activator technique is a gentle, low-force program of chiropractic care. It has been safely used for nearly 40 years to benefit people with a wide range of health problems-without drugs or surgery. There is no "cracking" with this technique of spinal adjusting. This revolutionary chiropractic technique was developed to improve safety and comfort for the chiropractic patients. The technique has grown to be the most widely-used "low force" chiropractic technique in the world.

The Activator Technique incorporates the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examinations along with a unique system of administering spinal adjustments. Using the Activator analysis and the Activator instrument, your chiropractor can help restore spinal balance, safely and comfortably.



Chiropractors use pelvic blocking techniques as part of another low back disc protocol. Under blocking technique, disc patients are categorized according to a set of findings including traditional orthopedic and neurological testing.


Treatments using pelvic blocking techniques include the use of cushioned wedges, which are placed under each side of the pelvis along with gentle maneuvers. This allows gravity and changes in mechanics to draw the disc away from the nerve.


COX Flexion/Distraction

Flexion-distraction technique has become the most widely used approach to treating symptomatic disc injuries involving back pain and the often-accompanying leg pain. Flexion-distraction involves the use of a specialized table that gently distracts or stretches the spine and which allows the chiropractor to isolate the area of disc involvement while slightly flexing the spine in a pumping rhythm. There is no pain involved in the treatment.


Applied Kinesiology

This is a chiropractic diagnostic method using manual muscle-strength testing for medical diagnosis and a subsequent determination of prescribed therapy. According to followers of the theory, it gives feedback on the functional status of the body. AK draws together many similar therapies. It attempts an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to health care.



The Toggle Recoil Technique is a Palmer chiropractic treatment that a skilled chiropractor can use to make a chiropractic adjustment. With this method, the chiropractor can alleviate pain and enhance the health of the chiropractic patient. It is particularly useful for back pain, upper cervical pain, and neck pain.


Additional Therapies
Our office employs many physical therapy modalities which include, but are not limited to, ultrasound and electrical muscle stimulation both of which compliment our techniques.