Redstone Chiropractic Healing Center LLC

A chiropractic treatment from Dr. Tracey typically involves a combination of spinal adjusting techniques which may include Diversified, Thompson, SOT, and Activator, depending on  patient presentation.  She may also use other procedures to complement the chiropractic adjustment such as assisted stretching, and massage or trigger point therapy.  Please set aside 30 minutes for your appointment.

Diversified

Diversified is a chiropractic technique characterized by a high velocity low amplitude thrust.  Across the Chiropractic industry, this the crack/pop sound you commonly hear during an adjustment.  It is a combination of many different methods and is the most commonly used technique by chiropractors.

Activator Methods

With Activator Technique the chiropractor uses a handheld instrument to deliver the treatment. There is no twisting of the patients neck or back which results in a comfortable experience for the patient.  Activator Methods are based on the premise that understanding body mechanics and force is the key to understanding how to move bones. Two components are necessary for fast, effective reduction of nerve pressure caused by subluxations. They are speed and line of drive, which is what makes chiropractic the distinct and dynamic art and science that it is. The Activator Instrument was designed to deliver this specific dynamic thrust. Dr. Tracey uses this small hand-held gun-type mechanism that delivers a sharp percussive and low-force thrust upon triggering. The Activator controls the force and speed of the adjustment exceptionally well, resulting in a line of drive that can be more specific than other manual techniques.

Assisted Stretching

Stretching is an excellent adjunct to chiropractic as it helps to improve posture, increase flexibility and relieve stress.

Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

Fascia is another term for connective tissue that is interwoven throughout us.  Myofascial pain can come from a trigger point, or a localized and very tender nodule or spasm found in a taut band of muscle fibers. Trigger Points refer pain and tingling from their primary location to other tissues of the body supplied by nerves.  They can be caused by vertebral misalignments due to any kind of stress and aggravated by trauma, poor posture, overuse, and ergonomically incorrect work stations.  Dr. Tracey treats Trigger Points with the most effective method called Ischemic Compression.  This technique involves a repeated, deep, and sustained form of pressure with eventual release.  This technique affects the body by eliminating the accumulation of waste in the muscle.  The patient is instructed to breathe deeply during the treatment, and to drink plenty of water afterwards to help rid the body of the toxins that were released.   Dr. Tracey’s patients who receive Trigger Point work in conjunction with their chiropractic adjustments notice even more dramatic reductions in pain, and a decrease in the amount of time it takes for them to heal from their injury.

Sacral Occipital Technique

Sacral Occipital Technique is a method of normalizing the relationship between the foundation of the spine and the top of the spine. This gentle chiropractic technique is composed of highly accurate and effective procedures focused mainly on the soft tissues which stabilize the body.

Thompsons Terminal Point Technique

This technique is built around the research of Dr. Derifield of Detroit, Michigan. Analysis of the patient’s subluxations using the Derifield Technique, depends upon a very accurate leg check.   Dr. Tracey uses a Thompson Drop Table for this technique, which contains a special mechanism that instantly weights the patient, and then adds only enough tension to hold the patient in the “up” position before the thrust is given.  In this way, gravity is used to assist in the correction of the spinal misalignments.