What We Do - Chiropractic
What We Do
In chiropractic there are many different approaches.
Dr Charlton is often asked what type of chiropractor he is or what type of chiropractic does he practice?
What techniques does he use?
In short, he considers himself an evidence influenced chiropractor. Dr Charlton strives to stay up to date with the latest research and developments in his profession and uses chiropractic techniques that are evidence based. Some people like a firm chiropractic technique and others like a no cracking technique. Dr Charlton offers both.
He wants the patient to have a good experience with each treatment. Most of all… he wants what you want… results!
Diversified “Old School Manual”
These techniques have been around forever because they work.
First, an analysis of your spine is performed. This involves a case history and X-rays of your spine. Subsequent visits will include feeling the spinal joints move as you turn and bend. A leg check may be performed, to uncover an imbalance in the lower spine and pelvis.
When a spinal bone is not moving properly; like a sticky hinge on a gate, a specific manual thrust is used to improve the movement of the joint. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.
The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight ‘popping’ sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but it is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment.
Instrument Adjusting Tools
Just as lasers have replaced scalpels in some surgeries, advanced technology has become available to chiropractors to assist in delivering chiropractic adjustments.
Dr Charlton uses the latest chiropractic technology in caring for you using the impulse IQ adjusting instrument. This device delivers a gentle precise computer-aided chiropractic adjustment to relieve pain and restore function. The Impulse IQ has a micro-computer housed within the device which produces a controlled force that can treat all areas of the body. The instrument also has a high-tech sensor that responds to your body’s response to the chiropractic adjustment.
Years of research have gone into the development of this adjusting instrument to create gentle specific chiropractic adjustments that are safe and effective for patients of all ages. The impulse is twice as fast as other adjusting instruments and 100x faster than manual chiropractic adjustments. The gentle thrust is faster than the body’s tendency to tighten up and resist the adjustment. People who don’t like the cracking sensation with other chiropractic techniques love the Impulse IQ as it is very specific and effective chiropractic treatment.
A Better Approach to Spinal Health