At Sunset Coast Chiropractic Clinic we employ a variety of techniques depending on the patient’s situation and needs.


Your chiropractor will take the time to study your spine. They will watch the way you move, take X-rays and do a case history. Once they have identified which joints and bones are not moving properly, the chiropractor will then begin to readjust the spine, joint by joint to help you to start moving more freely. Diversified chiropractic technique is the most common and widely used manual adjusting technique utilised by chiropractors.


After a complete analysis, the Gonstead chiropractor is ready to deliver any necessary adjustments. The focus of the Gonstead adjustment is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas (areas of subluxation). Great care is taken to ensure a bio-mechanically correct position and precise thrust to provide the most accurate and painless adjustment possible. It is the goal of your Gonstead doctor to restore and maintain optimal health by locating and correcting any interference to the nervous system caused by vertebral subluxation.

Cox Flexion Distraction

This is a technique which requires no force, but a special table helps to relieve pressure on the back and spine and ease compression on the muscles and discs in the back. It is regarded as highly effective by the practitioners and is actually pleasant for most patients.

Thompson Technique

The Thompson Technique is performed on a drop table, and uses your own body weight to exert force on a drop piece. Varying amounts of pressure of the joints set a drop piece in motion, which in turn affects the muscles tissues and joints. Most chiropractors perform a ‘leg length analysis’ to determine exactly where the imbalance is occurring. All of the adjustments performed with the Thompson Technique are manual adjustments, and the chiropractor must exert varying amounts of pressure and force to perform the adjustment process successfully.

S.O.T Technique

SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technique SOT is a method of normalizing the relationship between the foundation of the spine and the top of the spine. It is this relationship and how these two bones get along with one another, that has been proven to be so important in the normal functioning of the brain and spinal cord.

SOT corrects disorders of the spinal, pelvis or cranial bones (spinal subluxations) which interfere with the secretion, fluctuation and absorption of cerebrospinal fluid. SOT uses highly accurate and effective clinical procedures to normalize the relationship between these two bones, which encompass the area known as the dura. The dura covers the entire central nervous system.


The Activator adjusting instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust.

Because it is many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It is also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.

Manual Adjustments

Chiropractic manual adjustment of the spine uses the force of a chiropractor’s hands without the aid of instruments.

Extremity Adjustments

Extremity adjustments are chiropractic adjustments in joints that are not contained in the spine. Whether caused by arthritis, torn or strained muscles, ligaments, or tendons a dysfunctional joint can be painful and can lead to tissue damage. Extremity adjustments are helpful in treating carpal or tarsal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis and plantar fascitis to name a few.

Joint areas such as hips, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, elbows and wrists can benefit from specific extremity adjustments.

Did you know?

Modern Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy techniques are so safe and gentle that they’re suitable for the whole family, including the elderly and even babies!

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