We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.
Dr. Bernard has over 25 years of expertise and experience in helping patients get relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches and other related conditions originating from the spine. He has a special interest in sports injuries and has helped many young, college and professional athletes.
Dr. Bernard utilizes a variety of Chiropractic techniques tailored specifically to the unique conditions of each and evey patient. Listed bellow are some of the chiropractic techniques.
Gonstead: Gonstead Chiropractic is a very precise approach. After conducting a thorough history and exam, which may include x-rays, we only adjust the specific bone or joint indicated, not all of them. Doctors who use Gonstead chiropractic take great care to limit rotation during your adjustment so it is safe and comfortable.
Your Gontead exam begins with a thorough history which includes questioning about your condition. Once we learn what makes symptoms better or worse we can begin the work of finding the root cause of your complaint. We've set expectations regarding relief as well as goals for full recovery.
Diversified: This is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one most familiar to patients. As the name implies, the diversified technique can be used to adjust many of the joints in the body.
Thompson: This chiropractic method uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. These segments are propped up a fraction of an inch so that when the thrust is delivered, the table drops slightly, assisting the thrust while minimizing the force used for the adjustment.
Activator: This technique uses specific protocols to detect spinal sublaxation, analyze leg length inequality, identity issues with body mechanics, and test neurological reflexes. The activator instrument is a hand held tool used to deliver, fast thrust, low force chiropractic adjustment.
Extremity: This is the application of chiropractic adjustment to joints and those other than the spine, ie, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand/finger, hip, knee, ankle/foot/toe. Examples of conditions treated by extremity adjustment include: carpal tunnel syndrome and gait- or posture- related problems.