The Activator is the most widely used chiropractic instrument. Studies show improvement with the Activator Method. It also has been compared to other techniques and proven to be just as effective. This means that for many patients an Activator adjustment could very well lead to the same outcome as a manual adjustment. This offers chiropractors and patients an alternative to manual adjusting when it is preferred for clinical reasons.
We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.
The goal of the Diversified Technique is to reduce nerve interference. There are no special or unique procedures needed. Patients are assessed using these various mechanisms: history and basic examination (orthopedic and neurologic), palpation, x-ray, leg checks and reflex procedures as well as others.
The procedure involves analyzing the full spine and extremities. The majority of adjustments used in Diversified are manual adjustments, HVLA (high velocity, low amplitude), or long lever manipulations aimed at cavitating the joint and creating an audible release. This sound is known by patients as the “popping” or “cracking” sound associated with adjustments. Some chiropractors utilize specialized equipment such as drop tables or pelvic blocks.
Pregnancy is an incredible time in your life when your body is going through changes to accommodate your growing baby. You might also end up experiencing common pregnancy-related problems that affect you:
- Bowel and bladder troubles
- Emotional changes
Many pregnant women have reported that chiropractic care can help with these and more. Dr. Peres has given women the ability to have an easier childbirth by receiving regular chiropractic care, especially when compared with a previous pregnancy where they didn’t have chiropractic checkups. It’s not just about improved delivery, either — when you have better nerve flow and neurological function, you can pass these benefits onto your child in utero.
Receiving Comfortable, Effective Care During Pregnancy
Dr. Peres has a specialized table that allows you to lie on your stomach comfortably during each trimester. If your OB/GYN has diagnosed you as high risk, we are happy to get approval from them before starting.
None of the techniques used will ever put you or your baby at risk, and we have gentle adjustment methods to use, including the Webster Technique.
Allow your baby the best possible chance at health while being free from discomfort. Contact us today to book your time with our experienced team!
The Graston Technique® (GT) is an innovative, evidence-based form of therapy that utilizes an instrument to assist in soft tissue mobilization. This enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. GT utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The use of GT instruments along with therapeutic exercises helps restore pain-free movement and function. The Graston Technique® was originally developed by athletes to treat soft tissue injuries. It has grown in popularity as an alternative approach in treating acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.
Adults and children alike live their lives through the nervous system. This remarkable system controls and regulates all the functions in the body. When there is an interference in the nervous system, it is forced into a sympathetic state, also known as fight-or-flight, in response to this interference or stress. Dr. Peres can help you and your children have balance in the nervous system between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. This balance allows a state of homeostasis to exist.
Better Health, From Birth On
As an adult, you know when you have a problem and can communicate about it, seeking help for any sickness or discomfort. Babies and children, however, can’t always tell us when something is wrong. They may not know that sickness or pain isn’t their normal state.
Interference in a child’s nervous system begins as early as the moment they’re born. Birth is a traumatic progress and can be even more troublesome if the pregnancy has been difficult or if intervention is needed. The child’s upper neck and back move through the birth canal in a way that stresses their body, often causing interference in the nervous system. Dr. Peres is trained to detect and correct these interferences, allowing your child to express their greatest health potential.
Gentle Care for Incredible Results
Infants and children require a lighter touch than adults. Dr. Peres is a member of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association and is trained to help all ages of children. The lightest pressure from the fingertips can work effectively to treat babies. Some children can also benefit from noninvasive instrument adjusting, such as Activator Methods® and the ProAdjuster™, which is often used for those well into their 90s. The Diversified Technique can also work well for children while still being gentle.
Frequently Asked Questions about Children and Chiropractic
What can chiropractic do for my child?
Some of the things we commonly hear from parents of children who have received care from Dr. Peres are that the child’s ear infections have gotten better, their children are sleeping through the night, their allergies haven’t flared up, and they’re paying better attention in school.Dr. Peres’ son Colton was on every allergy medication, antibiotics, nebulizers and inhalers for his first year of life. Since getting adjusted, he hasn’t needed a single one!