Chiropractic adjustment and joint mobilization
Stressors in our day-to-day life can affect the joints in our spine, and result in decreased mobility in those joints. When this occurs, it can affect many things in your body, most notably your nerves and muscles, leading to pain, decreased mobility, muscle tightness, and muscle spasm.
A manual chiropractic adjustment is a gentle, hands-on maneuver where a controlled and directed pressure is applied to the affected joints to restore proper joint motion and improve function. This allows for decreased muscle tension and increased range of motion.
Dr. Lett utilizes a variety of treatment techniques, including Diversified chiropractic adjustments (Manual adjustments), and low force adjustment techniques (Activator adjustment).
The diversified adjusting technique is the most widely used chiropractic method, and is the form of treatment that most people associate with chiropractic.
The Activator Methods technique is an instrument assisted adjusting technique. This technique uses a handheld instrument that delivers a quick, gentle force to deliver the adjustment. The impulse is low force, and is safe and effective for a wide variety of patients. Children, pregnant women, elderly patients and athletes can all benefit from this technique.
Other techniques such as gentle low force mobilizations are also utilized.
All techniques and procedures are based on the patient’s age, health problems and individual needs, and care is adapted to the individual patient.
Before your first visit, please take a moment to watch this great video from The Canadian Chiropractic Association showing what a chiropractic adjustment is, and how it can benefit you.