Our Technique - Essentials of Life Chiropractic

Our Technique

Advanced Muscle Palpation: The most common compliment we receive on our chiropractic adjusting technique is how gentle it is. The secret is in the analysis. At Essentials of Life Chiropractic we use a very unique style of spinal analysis called Advanced Muscle Palpation (AMP).

The theory behind AMP is simple and based on sound chiropractic principles. The body is amazingly intelligent. It absolutely knows where each spinal misalignment (subluxation) is at all times. The body will attempt to use its own machinery, i.e. the tiny paraspinal muscles, to correct the subluxations. Sometimes it can. Sometimes it cannot…and the subluxation remains. Chiropractors trained in AMP can recognize patterns in those paraspinal muscles, and thus adjust the body specifically where it needs to be adjusted.

The reason our adjustments are so gentle and smooth is because they work with the body rather than trying to overpower it.

Extremity Adjusting: The purpose of chiropractic care is the detection and correction of subluxation for the optimization of the nervous system. The vast majority of the time this occurs at the level of the spine. However, this does occasionally occur in extremity joints such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.

At Essentials of Life Chiropractic we believe that the body heals and functions as a whole. In our constant pursuit to provide the highest quality chiropractic care, we are specially trained to correct subluxations of the extremities as well as the spine.


By Dr. Tony Lawther

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