Our Techniques

At Cooloola Family Chiropractic, our Chiropractor, Dr Tim Leeming, employs a range of chiropractic techniques so every patient is helped on their tailored health journey. Read more on each technique below or call our office with any questions.

Diversified Technique

Diversified chiropractic technique is the hands-on style of chiropractic adjusting that you are probably picturing when you think of going to a chiropractor. For over 125 years now, chiropractors have successfully been using this manual style of adjusting to encourage healthy movement of the spinal segments (vertebrae), pelvis and other surrounding joints. It typically involves the chiropractor using their hands to apply a very specific high-velocity low-amplitude thrust to subluxated or “stuck” joints.

At Cooloola Family Chiropractic, we also use specialised chiropractic tables that have “drop mechanisms” built into them, where a small section of the table will shift or drop slightly to facilitate the diversified chiropractic adjustment.

Sacro Occipital Technique

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) is a chiropractic technique most commonly associated with the use of “blocks” or “wedges” that are placed under the hips and pelvis to encourage decompression of the lower back, gentle stretching of the spinal column and rebalancing of the pelvis. Specifically, this technique focuses on the very intimate relationship between the sacrum (tailbone) and occiput (base of the skull) and how these two bones are interconnected by extensions of the spinal cord. SOT was founded almost 100 years ago by Dr MB De Jarnette, who was first an engineer before becoming a chiropractor.

Activator Assisted Adjusting

An Activator is a spring-loaded hand-held instrument that allows chiropractors to provide a quick, low-force impulse to specific points on the patient’s body. While we primarily practice manual (hands-on) techniques at Cooloola Family Chiropractic, we still help many people on a regular basis using the Activator if that is the technique we find most appropriate for them.

Chiropractic Biophysics

Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) is aptly described as “the science of spinal health”. CBP is a comprehensive, systematic, scientific approach to chiropractic that provides predictable results for patients. CBP combines diversified chiropractic technique adjustments with postural adjustments, mirror-image spinal/postural exercise, and mirror-image traction to provide more permanent relief and improved health for patients through the spine and postural correction.

Webster Technique for Pregnancy

Webster Technique is an analysis system for assessing the rapidly-changing pelvis, sacrum and lower back of the pregnant mother. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and/or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated, which can ease the strain on your body as it grows!

Upper Cervical Specific Toggle Technique

Toggle technique for the upper cervical spine is a highly refined and specific method of analysis and adjustment for the most important part of the spine. The top two bones in the neck - atlas (C1) and axis (C2) - protect the brainstem, which regulates vital functions including heart beat, blood pressure and respiratory rate. Used appropriately, this technique can have profound effects on the entire body. It is especially great for sufferers of headaches and migraines. Dr Tim Leeming is trained in this unique technique and regularly uses it as part of his toolkit.

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