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Our Chiropractic Techniques

Chiropractic care is a hands-on approach to correct various aches and pains which are a result of one or more mis-aligned vertebrae in the spine. These mis-aligned vertebrae, often called subluxations by chiropractors, can pinch the nerves as they pass between the vertebrae causing aches, pains, and sometimes numbness.

Gentle hands-on approach

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Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.

Chiropractors correct misaligned vertebrae with gentle hands-on adjustments to correct the alignment problem and remove pressure from the pinched nerves.

Because chiropractic care eliminates the cause of the pain rather than just treating the symptoms, it has become a very successful approach to eliminating back pain for thousands and thousands of people every year.

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment and experience.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:


After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints. read more»


Thompson technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. read more»


Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction. read more»

Basic Technique

The basic technique is a low force technique that is very similar to SOT. It is more focused on balance from the bottom of the spine, up. This works really well on pregnant women and infants.

Cox Flexion-Distraction

We use a special table so we can traction your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae and relieving pressure to the spine. read more»

Please let Dr. Gibson know if you prefer a technique that has been beneficial to you in the past.

We have many techniques and different tools in our “toolbox” that can help you find relief. We’ll find the one that is the most comfortable for you and helps you accomplish your goals. And, we’ll explain everything in detail so you know exactly what to expect.

Learn about all the techniques and find out which would suit you the best by visiting us at Island Family Chiropractic Wellness.

Island Family Chiropractic Wellness | (631) 346-3660