Chiropractic Techniques

Dr Woodward has been trained in 8 chiropractic adjustment techniques to accommodate a large variety of patient needs. Typically the doctor uses the following:

Diversified Method–This is the most widely used form of manipulation in the chiropractic field. It combines the best of other ‘hands-on’ techniques and generally results in a popping sound as the chiropractor releases built up pressure from the joint.

Activator Method–This technique utilizes a spring-loaded instrument with tension control to give consistent low-force chiropractic adjustments. It is a very versatile method well tolerated by children, elderly, or those uncomfortable with ‘popping’ sounds. It is also most appropriate for acute, post traumatic, or patients with osteoporosis.

Flexion/ Distraction Method— also known as the Cox method, the focus is on reducing pressure on the discs between each vertebrae by using a mechanized table that tractions¬†the patient. This is very useful for patients with mild to moderate disc herniations, bulges, degenerative disc disease, and scoliosis.

Extremity Adjusting— this method is applied to the treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand, hip, knee, ankle & foot, TMJ, and rib issues. It can be low force or moderate force depending on the need and the size of the patient and joint.

Also used according to our patient’s preferences or needs:
Thompson, Gonstead, Upper Cervical, SOT, and Applied Kinesiology.


Want to Learn More? Please follow these links for more information about our chiropractic services:

Get to Know our Staff – See who we are and meet Dr Woodward.

Forms¬†– You will need to fill out our brief history form before your appointment. Please plan on being 10 minutes early to our office if you’d prefer to complete them in our office.

Schedule an Appointment – Request an appointment online.

Chiropractic FAQs – Find answers to frequently asked questions and visit a link to post your own questions.

Medical Massages – Learn about our unique combination of soft tissue work to make sure you get better faster and your chiropractic adjustments hold longer.