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Chiropractic Care

What Techniques do we use?

Once we have identified the problems, we can decide on the appropriate treatment. At Cobham Chiropractic, we use a combination of adjusting styles according to the needs of the patient.

Diversified Technique

At Cobham Chiropractic, Chiropractor Toby Colliver use an adjusting style commonly referred to as “Diversified.”

With the dysfunction of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.

The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment.


We also use a technique known as Thompson, which uses mechanical parts of our specialised treatment tables to help us deliver accurate and comfortable adjustments. This way we can directly influence the nerves to encourage the spine rather than forcing the joints.


An adjusting tool called an ‘Activator’ may also be used. This is a very gentle technique which can even safely be used with babies or the elderly.


Some elements of sacro-occipital technique (SOT) are often incorporated. External wedges or ‘blocks’ are used to reposition the pelvis, allowing improved flow of cerebro-spinal fluid (which bathes and nourishes your nervous system) while you lie.

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While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion. We believe your body is one whole dynamic entity, and not to be divided into individual symptomatic segments like in a text book. We will therefore always address everything that could be inhibiting its full potential.

To learn more about our techniques, contact us today!

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