This is also knows as a “hands on” or the “traditional” method. The doctor applies a specific thrust to the misaligned vertebra, the bone moves and the patient hears a popping sound.
The patient lies on a specialized table with a “drop piece.” The doctor applies a thrust to the misaligned vertebra, the table drops slightly and the adjustment is delivered with a combination of thrust and table drop. The dropping of the table allows for a light force adjustment, combined with a delivery of a high speed dynamic. This makes for an easy, light force adjustment for the patient without the twisting positions that can accompany the manual adjustment.
The Activator Method
Considered the most generic method of adjusting the spine, it is accomplished with the activator instrument. The patient lies on the table face down and the doctor applies the activator instrument to the misaligned vertebra and a gentle spring driven thrust is delivered. For most patients, this form of adjustment is painless and comfortable.
Flexion / Distraction or Cox Technique
Gentle, non-force adjusting procedure which works with the body’s natural design to aid it in healing properly.
A non-invasive chiropractic technique to restore proper structure and function to sacroiliac joints and pelvis as a whole. Obstetric literature has determined that correct posture of sacrum and pelvic neuro-biomechanics are important in the prevention of dystocia (difficult birth) due to breech baby positioning.
Inversion therapy involves hanging upside down to apply gentle traction to the spine. Not only can Inversion Therapy help to treat back pain but it can be used to reverse the negative effects of aging on the spine.
A method of instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization to improve musculoskeletal function by breaking down cross-links, releasing adhesions, increasing blood flow and increasing cellular activity in the region.
Dr. Chandra Sasseville, D.C., DICCP
A Lewiston native, has been serving the L/A community since 2004. Dr. Sasseville, loving wife and mother of three, is a graduate of St. Dominic’s Regional High School and St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT. Dr. Sasseville completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While completing her doctorate program, she volunteered to provide chiropractic care to residents of Bolivia and Nepal as part of an outreach program offered by the college. Dr. Sasseville graduated in October 2002 with honors and was recognized for exceptional diagnostic skills… [Read More]
Dr. Ted Stratman, D.C., FIAMA
A Nebraska native, has been serving the local community since 2006. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1998 and completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2002. Dr. Stratman has continued to pursue knowledge in rehabilitative procedures since graduating. He spent three weeks in Vietnam studying and providing humanitarian care to the people of Vietnam. Dr. Stratman was awarded a Fellowship in Acupuncture from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture in 2006… [Read More]
Dr. Nia Megquier DC
Grew up on the beautiful Mount Desert Island in Bar Harbor, Maine. She graduated as an honor student from MDI high school in 2006 with the desire to work in the healthcare field. She had received chiropractic care throughout her high school career, as she was an avid softball pitcher and volleyball player. Chiropractic helped Dr. Nia with multiple sports injuries, low back pain, and helped her to perform at her optimal level in all aspects of her life. She graduated Cum Laude from University of New England in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Biology.[Read More]