Love Life Chiropractic recognizes that every person and every spine is different. Therefore, our office uses various techniques to best suit you and your family’s needs. Each chiropractic technique we use is extremely effective in improving proper spinal biomechanics and reducing nervous system interference.
Bio Geometric Integration (BGI)
BGI is an appraoch to chiropractic, not a technique. It is utilized through recognizion of tensional patterns through the sacred geometry of the human frame. By correcting the distortions with the body's geometery and paying attention to tone versus only tension and inflammation of the body, we are better able to release old stored patterns with more ease and also overall learning form the body.
Gonstead/ Diversified/ Full Spine
Gonstead overall uses X-ray and motion palpation to determine nerve interference. Dr. Jamie utilizes some things learned from Gonstead but not completely in full considering she doesn't X-ray unless felt it is needed. Motion palpation, tone, tension and geometry distortion of the body are other ways for Dr. Jamie to detect which vertebrae have lost their normal motion. A specific manual adjustment is administered to free any vertebrae that are not moving properly.
The Thompson technique uses a specific leg length analysis to pinpoint any misaligned vertebrae. Thompson protocol also utilizes a special table that drops in order to reduce the amount of energy needed adjust the spine.
The Webster Technique is specifically designed for pregnant women. The Webster Technique or “the breech turning technique” as it was once known as actually analyzes the pelvis looking for any structural misalignments. By adjusting the pelvis and connecting the nerves that control the reproductive area as well as the developing baby, it is more preventative in allowing either a short term or long-standing sacral subluxation remain.
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia. (www.icpa4kids.com)
For me as a 3-time birthing mother, I have had the Webster Technique done with regular chiropractic care with 2 out of the 3 pregnancies. For one of the pregnancies, I had regular chiropractic care, just not done with the Webster technique included. Although that labor was still very safe & fast, it was the most painful as I felt that my pelvic girdle wasn't opening to its full potential like the previous 2 births. I could tell the difference in my own experience much like I have had women report to me in their own experiences of pregnancy and birth with & without chiropractic care. It makes a world of difference to so many of us moms!
The Activator technique uses an instrument to adjust specific vertebrae in the spine. The Activator gently taps the vertebrae back in place without any “popping” or “cracking” noises typically associated with a chiropractic adjustment. This technique is used on many children in the office.
This technique applies a light pressure (using a fingertip contact) to specific vertebrae in the spine. This sustained contact technique does NOT require any thrust or “popping” noise. We uses this gentle technique to adjust many infants in the office.
I have found more benefit to check everyone from head to toe and listen to what their body needs & is telling me. Full body care seems to work best for most of my participants as well as myself. Chiropractic care is also a great way to address shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand/finger, hip, knee, ankle/foot/toe issues. Everything in the body is connected, so clearing the body from the spine as well as extremities offers added benefit to many.
The head holds 80% of the overall function of the central nervous system. With that being the case, it makes sense to clear out restrictions in the cranial vault to increase nervous system function and overall CSF flow.