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Technique Systems in Chiropractic

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.

Paperback, 404 Pages

Published: March 2004

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-07413-4


  • 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


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