An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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At Orleans Gardens Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing gentle low force chiropractic care to our practice members.
We utilize the state of the art Thompson Chiropractic tables.
These sophisticated tables gently lower you in to position for your ease and comfort. The table can be configured to accommodate people of all shapes and sizes - tall, shorter, even pregnant!
The Thompson Technique has evolved into a system of analysis and a way of adjusting the full spine. The combination produces precise adjustments and high levels of practic member comfort.
A System of Analysis
Early Chiropractors noticed that subluxations would produce the appearance of a short, or contracted leg. Using a protocol of comparing leg lengths while the practic member turned their head, helped determine whether the subluxation was in the upper, middle or lower back.
Think of an adjustment as tuning a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.
Why it Works so Well!
Thompson Chiropractic Technique is based on the body's natural biomechanics and Newton's Law of Inertia, via a pneumatic "drop piece" in the table to help adjust joints that are not moving normally.
During a drop table adjustment, the table is first set to the patient's weight . The doctor then places the contact hand on the segment to be adjusted. A gentle thrust is applied, setting that area of contact into motion, which in turn, activates the drop piece. When the drop piece stops, the force of gravity, combined with the force of the doctor's thrust, is translated into the targeted joint and the soft tissue of the body, producing the desired change in the joint and the surrounding muscles.
Based on over 50 years of research and clinical use, drop piece adjustments are lighter, gentler, and without many of the twisting positions that can accompany other adjusting techniques.
Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our office
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques and drop tables. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Mike Mattinen and Dr. Lyne Rivet have a combined 23 years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.