Technique Systems in Chiropractic

1st Edition


  • Robert Cooperstein
  • Brian Gleberzon
    • Print ISBN 9780443074134

    Key Features

    • Describes and analyses over two dozen of the most widely known and used chiropractic technique systems, in alphabetical order.
    • Uses a common format for each technique system, allowing the reader to easily locate desired information and draw comparisons between techniques.
    • Features chapters on chiropractic terminology, as well as examination and adjustive methods that are common to many technique systems.
    • Compiles and summarizes the relevant research on each technique, drawing summary conclusions and clearly identifying what is known and what is not known about each.
    • Explains why there have been so many technique systems in chiropractic, past and present, and how this relates to issues of jurisprudence, practice parameters, and guidelines for care.
    • Explores the interface between chiropractic technique systems and the movement toward evidence-based chiropractic (EBC).
    • Presents demographic information on the rates of utilization of each technique in the United States and Canada.
    • Includes a glossary of technique-specific terms and jargon.

    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 Diversifi


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    About the authors

    Robert Cooperstein

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Technique and Research, Palmer Chiropractic College West, San Jose CA, USA

    Brian Gleberzon

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada