What do we do?

Orthomanual Therapists are primarily concerned with locating and treating vertebral misalignments, but also misalignments of the pelvis and joints in the extremities may be corrected. After  having made notes of the vertebral misalignment the treatment will begin.  Adjustment may be accomplished in prone position, laying on the back or on the side, often supported by a pillow to make the spine more accessible for adjustment. Usually the corrections are conducted in a particular sequence. Two adjacent vertebrae will usually not be corrected at the same time. Also, abnormalities in posture require a particular sequence for 3 - 4 sessions. If needed, more corrections may be conducted at a later stage.

The Orthomanual Therapist will usually use the fingers to apply pressure on a misaligned bone to correct it. Sometimes, when more force is needed  this may be applied by a hammer and a soft-topped punch. The adjustment is not always painless, but certainly never excessively painful. Often, immediately after the adjustment improvement is already noticeable. The first few days after the treatment the patient may feel tired or may have some discomfort in the treated area. However, it is certainly no exception that immediate improvement already may be observed.

History and Examination

In order to determine your specific problem, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a thorough examination will be performed to determine which areas are affected and to what extent.

Additional Studies

Your specific condition may require us to have x-rays, or bone density studies taken to assist us in developing the most effective care plan for you. Usually, you will informed about this before your first visit.

Home Instructions

Prior to completing your visit, you will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home.