Technique Systems in Chiropractic


  • Robert Cooperstein, MA, DC, Director, Technique and Research, Palmer Chiropractic College West, San Jose CA, USA
  • Brian Gleberzon, DC, Assistant Professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada

Technique Systems in Chiropractic describes and analyzes the most commonly used techniques in today's chiropractic. These techniques, sometimes called brand-name or proprietary techniques, each provide a step-by-step protocol for proceeding from examination findings to adjustive and other treatment procedures. This book describes over two dozen technique systems in a nonjudgemental but critical manner, summarizing the available research and drawing conclusions as to what is actually known about them, compared with what the technique innovators themselves say.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07413-4

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 An overview
1. Introduction to Technique Systems in Chiropractic
2. Technique systems terminology
3. Core chiropractic adjustive methods
SECTION 2 Core chiropractic diagnostic/assessment procedures
4. Leg checking, manual
5. Palpation, static and motion
6. Muscle testing, manual
7. Radiography and X-ray line marking
8. Thermography
9. Instrumentation in chiropractic
SECTION 3 Chiropractic system techniques
10. Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT)
11. Applied Kinesiology (AK)
12. Applied Kinesiology spinoff techniques
13. Bioenergetic Synchronization Technique (BEST)
14. Chiropractic Biophysics® (CBP) Technique
15. Cranial Therapies (CT)
16. Distraction Manipulation (Cox Technique: CDM) Technique
17. Diversified Technique (DT)
18. Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT)
19. Full-Spine Specific (FSS) Technique
20. Gonstead Chiropractic Technique (GCT)
21. Logan Basic Technique (LBT)
22. Network Chiropractic Technique (NCT) and Network Spinal Analysis (NSA)
23. Pierce–Stillwagon Technique (PST)
24. Receptor-Tonus Technique
25. Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)
26. Soft-Tissue Techniques: the case of Active Release Technique (ART)
27. Spinal Biomechanics Technique (Pettibon Technique)
28. Spinal Stressology
29. Thompson Technique
30. Toftness Technique
31. Torque Release Technique (TRT™)
32. Upper Cervical Technique (UCT)
33. Upper Cervical Instrumented techniques
SECTION 4 Issues in chiropractic technique
34. Genesis of technique systems in chiropractic
35. Current and future utilization rates and trends
36. The allure of technique systems
37. Name techniques and chiropractic jurisprudence
38. Evidence-based practice
1. Toward a taxonomy of subluxation equivalents
2. The special case of Diversified