Torque Release Technique

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Dr. Jocelyn is Advanced Proficiency Certified in Torque Release Technique. This has been proven, through research, to be one of the most specific and scientific chiropractic techniques in the world. This technique provides our practice members, of any age, with the most gentle and reproducible chiropractic adjustments available. It is a mixture of the best-of-the-best systems of chiropractic assessment and care.

Torque Release Technique (TRT) involves using The Integrator, a torque and recoil release adjusting instrument which automatically discharges when a predetermined contact pressure is reached. With chiropractic having entered its second century, this up-to-date, functional, scientific, neurologically based model is the best that is available today. 


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Through the specific analysis, Dr. Jocelyn can identify where and if there is any nerve interference, down to the vertebral level. She then administers very gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments to align the spine and remove the interference. This specificity leads to better results and longer lasting effects. 

The Torque Release Technique is:

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  1. PRECISE: When using an Integrator you can pinpoint the exact point on the spine that requires adjustment of nerve frequency. Manual adjusting lacks this degree of accuracy.

  2. SPECIFIC: The force, frequency of energy, torque, speed and thrust provided by the Integrator have all been tailor-made to deliver the perfect amount of energy to help normalize nerve function. Break through from a mechanistic attempt to facilitate neurological change to a system that ensures tonal change.

  3. GENTLE: An Integrator adjustment can be delivered with the spine in a perfectly relaxed neutral position with the perfect amount of force: Whereas a traditional adjustment requires the spine to be stretched to a position of tension followed by the manual thrust by hand to sufficiently open the spinal joints to activate a cavitation response.

  4. FAST: The incredibly fast but shallow impulse is one of the secrets to the effectiveness of this adjustment while being so gentle.

  5. RECOIL: Another of the secret ingredients built into the Integrator is recoil. This bounce in the impulse increases the body’s response.

  6. TORQUE: Subatomic particles, atoms, muscles, and human bodies move in three dimensions. The three-dimensional impulse of the Integrator maximizes the effectiveness on the human body.

  7. EFFECTIVE: The benefits of Integrator adjustments have been measured by scientific research and this research has been published in major peer-reviewed medical journals.

  8. RELIABLE: The way that the Integrator delivers an adjustment is very consistent and reliable so that the right amount of force and energy is transmitted on each and every adjustment.

  9. CONSISTENT: The systems that are used in TRT and the features of the Integrator are very standardized which means that several practitioners using the same method can deliver the same results and experience.

  10. RECOGNIZED: The Integrator holds several patents and is a legally marketed device for the adjustment of the Vertebral Subluxation; only available to licensed Doctors of Chiropractic.

"Torque Release Technique is based upon what [the founders of chiropractic] Drs. D.D. and B.J. Palmer intended – that we have innate and genetic potential and that the subluxation interferes with this expression. TRT is a tonal technique based on constant never ending improvement.”

Matthew McCoy, D.C. 

Director of Research Life University, Chief Editor of Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research; VP of Council of Chiropractic Practice Matther McCoy, D.C.

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Webster's Technique

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic 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 (ICPA), discovered this technique as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function. It is a specific sacral analysis that can be used on all weight bearing individuals to determine S/I joint dysfunction/ sacral subluxation. The assessment includes heel flexion to buttocks, with restricted flexion indicating the affected SI joint. Correction is made with a diversified, sacral adjustment. It is used on all weight bearing individuals presenting with this biomechanical restriction. Common symptoms include (but are not limited to) low back pain, sciatic neuralgia, and symptoms associated with sacral subluxation and/ or S/I joint dysfunction.

The ICPA recognizes that in a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia).  Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

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In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to the three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments.  The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth. 

In regards to pregnant mothers, Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic neuro-biomechanics with this adjustment also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning.  There are cases published in the chiropractic literature that support this theory. More research is needed and is currently underway by the ICPA.

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The obstetric literature has determined that correct positioning of the baby in-utero affect birth outcome and decrease the potential for undue stress to the baby's developing spine and nerve system. Obstetric literature has determined the importance of normal pelvic neuro-biomechanics including uterine function and pelvic alignment for the prevention of dystocia (difficult birth). It has also determined that correct positioning of the baby in-utero affects birth outcome and decreases the potential for undue stress to the baby's developing spine and nerve system. Chiropractic literature has determined the significance of sacral adjustments in normalizing pelvic neuro-biomechanics. 

It is therefore considered prudent that this specific sacral analysis and adjustment be used throughout pregnancy to detect and alleviate sacral imbalance and optimize pelvic neuro-biomechanics in the mother. Because of the particular female adaptations from the increase of hormones, weight gain and postural adaptations, pregnant mothers have a greater chance of sacral subluxation and neuro-biomechanical imbalance than the general population. Additionally, because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions by reducing nerve system stress, pregnant mothers may have significant benefit by having their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby. 

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Activator Method

The Activator is a small hand-held instrument with a spring inside that delivers a high-speed, but gentle, thrust to the vertebrae or joint. Activator adjustments are so quick and controlled, your body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for precise and accurate adjustments. It is a chiropractic adjusting technique that was established in 1967 by Dr. Arlan Fuhr, DC and is widely research with over 105 abstracts and clinical trials.

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The activator technique looks to conduct a systematic analysis of basic body bio-mechanics, under the general belief that disturbed mechanics lead to disturbed function known as a vertebral subluxation. Activator methods  is a synthesis of several analytic systems and low-force adjustive procedures, including Logan Basic, Derifield-Thompson leg checking and VanRumpt’s Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT). Through a very specific leg length analysis, subluxations are found. Once the subluxation is location, a mechanical percussive tool known as the  “Activator” which is used to make the correction. This force-producing instrument that exhibits less variation and duration of absolute force than manual adjusting techniques. This technique was developed to improve the safety and comfort for chiropractic patients. Today it is one of the most scientifically research techniques in chiropractic and the most widely used low force technique in the world.

Some of the benefits of Activator Method are: 

  1. Very specific adjustments.

  2. High velocity adjustments which means we can use less force.

  3. High velocity adjustments which means your body’s muscles are less likely to resist.

  4. Low force which means less pain

  5. Variable force settings which allows us to personalize the required thrust to each body size and style.

  6. No cracking sounds.

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Thousands of patients throughout the world, ranging in age from a few days old to well into their old age, enjoy safe, effective chiropractic care with the Activator Technique. Patient’s enjoy the results and appreciate how comfortable it is to get adjusted. The activator technique incorporates the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations along with a unique system of delivering spinal adjustments. This technique is the most widely used low force technique in the world. Using the Activator instrument, spinal balance will be restored safely and comfortably.

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