The Diversified Technique focuses on restoration to normal biomechanical function and correction of spine-related conditions. This adjustment technique uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions. It is applied very quickly and usually results in a "popping" sound (the release of gases from the joint capsule) as the spine and joints are pushed back into proper alignment.
The Thompson Technique contends that many problems in the musculoskeletal system can be traced to the length of the legs and how the body is positioned and balanced on the feet when standing up straight. With the patient prone on the table, "leg length analysis" is used to determine exactly where an imbalance is occurring check. The analysis may also involve having the patient turn her head and raise her arms, or activating trigger points on the side of the short leg to observe any change in the length of the legs.
Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
The Sacro Occipital Technique is based on the premise that the alignment, balance and optimal function of the cranium, pelvis, each spinal segment, organs and the extremities are essential to optimal health. It focuses on structural stability and integrity as well as neurological function. The body is positioned in such a way that the weight of the body acts as resistance with the goal of restoring nerve communication between the brain and the spine. Sometimes "blocking" will be used, which involves placing padded blocks beneath the pelvis to normalize joint both sides of the spine simultaneously.
Applied Kinesiology (AK)
Applied Kinesiology involves specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial techniques, cranial techniques, meridian therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management and various reflex procedures. Muscle testing is used to examine how the body is functioning and to make a diagnosis. If Dr. Morton finds a muscle that tests weak, he will attempt to determine why it is not functioning properly. Other functional assessment measures, such as posture and gait analysis, static palpation and motion analysis may be used.
Nambudripad’s Allery Elimination Technique (NAET)
Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique suggests that allergies are due to energy blockages and that they can be eliminated with acupuncture or acupressure. Muscle testing is used to compare the strength of a muscle before and during contact with a potential allergen. Energy blockages are then removed by having the patient hold a glass bottle containing the allergen while applying acupressure or acupuncture techniques. After treatment, the patient rests 20 minutes while continuing to hold the allergen, after which time the patient will again be tested for an allergic reaction using muscle testing. If the allergy has cleared, the patient is advised to avoid the allergic substance for the next 25 hours. Allergens are treated and cleared one at a time in a specific sequence.
Activator Methods is based in body mechanics and force. Leg length checks and isolation tests of joint motion are performed to identify joints to be adjusted, and these tests can be used to check adjustment effectiveness afterwards. The activator is a small hand-held, spring-loaded instrument that delivers force with speed and line of drive. Activator Methods adjustments can also be used on extremity joints. Adjustments with an activator are so quick and measured that the body's muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and accurate adjustment.
Physical Therapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems that negatively affect one's abilities to move and function in their daily lives. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy. Services and treatments include:
- Sports physicals
- Muscle balancing