Diversified chiropractic uses specific manipulation to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. First you will be examined to see how easily your joint moves – this helps pinpoint the location and severity of dysfunction.
You will then be positioned so a very quick, specific and gentle adjustment can be delivered. This may be on your side, your belly or your back. Diversified is considered a “long-lever” technique because your own body weight is often utilised to help create gentle tension around the joint.
You may hear a “crack” or “popping” sound with the adjustment – this is simply the sound of gas bubbles popping within the joint’s fluid as pressure is released. It does not cause you any harm; nor does a lack of sound indicate the adjustment was unsuccessful or ineffective. The aim of the technique is to improve the way a joint interacts in order to increase mobility, encourage muscle relaxation and improve overall function.