The Consulting Practice

Diagnosis


Measurement of skin temperature close to the spinal column to ascertain the presence of inflammation around the vertebrae  (Gonstead)
Gait/posture analysis
Orthopaedic and neurological tests
Muscle function tests according to the criteria defined by applied kinesiology (http://www.icak-d.de/das_ist_ak.htm)
Leg length analysis according to Thompson

Treatment

Specific adjustment of dislodged or seized up vertebrae, or of the pelvis (Gonstead technique):  Because the Gonstead technique is subtle and gentle, without rotational manoeuvres, it is suitable for patients aged from 0 – 90+, even for those suffering from osteoporosis!  As a reminder, the art of chiropractic requires excellent skills, achieved via constant training, over many years.  These techniques include:
Specific adjustments to misaligned vertebrae or pelvic bones
Release of misaligned or locked cranial bones (skull bones)
Application of acupuncture techniques (criteria defined by applied kinesiology) in order to correct any meridian disturbance which is affecting the musculoskeletal or nervous system of the patient
Soft tissue techniques (trigger point therapy; strain-counterstrain; dryneedling, kinesiotaping etc.)
Active physiotherapy: postural re-education or correction (using methods defined by Mézières)

Clinical aspects


Back problems with and without symptoms in the arms or legs
Disc hernia of the neck and lumbar vertebrae
Headache/migraine
Feeling unsteady, vertigo (spinning sensation) or dizziness
Chest pain/pseudo- heart disorders and acute blockages of single ribs
Sports injuries
Shoulder, hip, or knee pain with or without arthritis
Whiplash trauma/condition after different types of collision
Pregnancy related sciatic pain or obstruction of the pelvic region
Children:  headache, shinbone or knee pain in relation to nerves travelling down from the spine  
Babies:  colic, wryneck, agitation (hyperagitation/unease)
Footprint measurement and supply of orthopaedic insoles (manufactured by Footlevelers, http://www.footlevelers.com)
Advice and instruction concerning exercise and posture in the workplace. Also, advice regarding strength/weight training (including suitable exercises - and how to do them correctly – and those that are unsuitable).
Tips to correct bad habits!

Technical facilities


X-ray equipment
Sectional and full spinal column radiography; peripheral joint temperature differential measurement of the spinal column using the Nervoscope
Specific chiropractic tables (High-Low; Knee-Chest; pelvic bench)
Inversion table of “Pettibon” design; cervical thoracic wedge, head weight, cervical traction (“Pettibon”)
Activator Instrument, Toggleboard
Cryotherapy
Foot scan using the Footlevelers ‘Associate Platinum’ system

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