Techniques and Services

In helping to meet your healthcare needs, these are a just a few of the services we offer:

Activator Method – An instrument called an Activator is utilized to make the adjustment.  It is a small hand held impact tool in which a quick thrust is applied to correct a vertebral mis-alignment according to a set pattern.

Cold Laser Therapy- LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Cold laser therapy is defined by the North American Association of Laser Therapy (NAALT) as “a therapeutic physical modality, using photons from the visible and infrared spectrum (600nm-1000nm) for tissue healing and pain reduction”. Cold Laser Therapy using laser light energy has been proven to penetrate tissue and to be absorbed at a cellular level. A series of photochemical reactions occur resulting in enhanced tissue healing, pain control and stimulation of the vascular, immune and lymphatic systems. It is the only therapeutic modality with a cumulative effect in the cells and tissue. Four effects of cold laser therapy widely accepted in the literature are: Biostimulation/tissue regeneration, reduction of inflammation, analgesia and antibacterial/antiviral. Cold laser therapy is utilized to treat acute and chronic pain, ligament sprains, muscle strain, soft tissue injuries, tendonitis, arthritis, tennis elbow, back pain, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia. Cold laser therapy is safe, painless, and noninvasive and the results are often immediate and sustainable. NASA has been using laser therapy for over 30 years to accelerate the healing process for their astronauts while in space, and cold Laser Therapy has been successfully used around the world for over 30 years, with no reported long term side effects. In the United States the FDA has ruled that the therapy is safe. The laser used in our office is an FDA certified laser.

Cox Distraction Technique - A technique that utilizes traction for low back, cervical disc and lumbar disc problems.

Diversified Technique - The most common non-specific technique used by most general practice chiropractors.  It is a technique which may utilize more than one method but will involve spinal adjustment.

Extremity Adjusting – Utilizing a variety of techniques to adjust misalignments in the joints of the body apart from the joints in the spine. This would include: the jaw, ribs, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, fingers, hip, knee, ankle, foot, and toes.

Gonstead Technique - Gonstead chiropractic assessment utilizes several methods of examination to analyze multiple factors, which uncovers the primary characteristics of intervertebral disc lesions, intervertebral and full spine and pelvis alignment, as well as neurological ramifications of vertebral subluxation and full body health.

Insurance / Medicare Billing – For your convenience, we will file insurance claims on your behalf or provide assistance in filing claims yourself.

Nimmo Receptor-Tonus Technique - Receptor-Tonus Technique is a systematic approach developed by Dr. Raymond L. Nimmo that utilizes ischemic compression to remove myofascial trigger points (soft tissue technique). Ischemic compression means the doctor applies finger or hand to trigger points with just enough pressure to accomplish the release of the overly tight muscles. Trigger points arise from several causes, such as acute or chronic muscular overload, direct trauma, poor posture, chilling of a muscle and even emotional stress. Once a trigger point has occurred, due to metabolic stasis in the area of the trigger point, waste products begin to accumulate. These waste products are nerve irritants (hyaluronic acid, bradykinin, serotonin, etc…) which produce and perpetuate pain. Due to the accumulation of waste products, the blood supply to the area is decreased and ischemia, and resultant pain are felt by the patient. The treatment consists of sustained pressure for a specified length of time. Treatment may be delivered by hand or using hand-held tools. The pressure is applied to the patient’s tolerance, always mindful of the pain threshold variances in each patient. This technique is used to address dysfunction in any muscle area, and our patients have found relief from low back pain, SI joint pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, pain associated with TMJ disorder, leg and arm pain, just to name a few.

Nutritional Support - nutritional supplements are a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet.

Orthotic Therapy - Orthotics are inserts placed in the shoe to relieve strain on the joints of the foot, knee, hip and spine.  Custom fit orthodics have many advantages when compared to off-the-shelf inserts.  Custom inserts are made from a cast of your foot, and specifically designed to treat problems indentified during an evaluation.

Palmer Package Techniques - Adjusting procedures taught through one of the Palmer Chiropractic Colleges; includes diversified, gonstead, toggle recoil, and others.

Rehabilitation - the process of restoring and regaining physical strength and function.  A variety of techniques are utilized in your rehabilitation.

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) – A specific method of correcting the Cranium, Pelvis, Extremities and Organs.  Dr. Jim specializes in the cranial portion of SOT.

Thompson Technique - A specific technique for adjustment of the full spine on a special table which has a slight drop in the cushions to improve the effectiveness of the adjustment without as much force into the patient.

Toggle Recoil - A specific technique for the adjustment of the upper cervical spine. This technique usually utilizes a side posture table with a cervical head piece which makes a slight drop when the adjustment is given.

Webster's Technique - The Webster protocol is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. 

Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association developed this adjustment as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function. It was developed to restore normal physiological function of the mother and improve her comfort throughout pregnancy in preparation for a safer, easier birth. He reported that in women who presented with a breech baby, the results of the adjustment appeared to normalize  pelvic neuro-biomechanics and facilitate optimal fetal positioning.  As he taught other doctors of chiropractic this adjustment, they too reported positive changes in baby positioning. 

In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may cause the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments.  It is these tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus which may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association offers classes of instruction and awards qualified attendees a Certificate of Proficiency in the Webster protocol. Dr. Kara Warren maintains recognized certification status for the Webster protocol.  

Worker’s Compensation - a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment.