At In-Joy Life we realize that every person is there own unique individual and they respond differently to various forms of adjustment protocols. Therefore we have added a number of techniques that can be used in combination or singularly to help reach a patient's health and wellness goals.
Manual or Hand Adjustments, Torque Release (TRT), Active Release Technique (ART), Activator Method and Thompson Technique.
T.R.T. and Activator Methods
The bones of the spine house the spinal cord. The spinal cord has a loose covering called the “Meninges”. The outer layer, the “Dura Mater” is a tough and non-stretchy robust membrane that attaches to the spine in only a few key places. It also forms a sleeve of nerves as they exit from the spine.
These attachment points become very important in that if there is a Subluxation (misalignment that irritates nerves and causes those nerves to malfunction) at these locations, the tugging effect on the nerves and the torque or twisting of the Dura (Meninges) causes somewhere between 7 to 12 other subluxations to occur. This situation not only distorts the spine but induces stresses in the other important systems of the body and often causes structural imbalance in the form of nerve tension which in turn brings about abnormal muscle tensions. These are called “Primary Subluxations”.
The end result is some part of your health is “switched off”.
Using this system of Chiropractic spinal correction called Torque Release Techinque these tensions of the spine and spinal cord and changes in muscle tension are most easily monitored at the feet. Here predictable patterns of change in tension can be discerned.
By applying small pressures to the key points of the spine especially where the Meninges attach to the spine, it is possible to determine the precise place where adjustments will have the greatest beneficial change.
When the precise location and direction of forces necessary to make a correction are determined, it is possible to use relatively small force corrections to achieve the desired changes in the spine to alter large patterns of structural distortions. These corrections are done using mechanical devices, one called the “Integrator” and the other the “Activator”. Corrections can also be made using gentle sustained finger pressure using a breathing pattern assist.
This soft tissue/movement technique treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) can change into tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area, binding up and tying down tissues that need to move freely. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The clinician uses his/her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. There are over 500 specific moves unique to ART.