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Our Techniques

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience. The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

Koren Specific Technique (KST)

This is the “Crackless adjusting” technique that is becoming very popular due to its low force, highly specific, and crackless delivery. Many patients want to go to a chiropractor, but are afraid of the popping sound, or think that it has to hurt. With this technique, there is no popping and it feels very good! Most people ask for it. By testing or challenging all areas of the body specifically, we can determine the exact location of lost structural integrity and many non-spinal health problems. We are able to adjust and correct the issues causing your lost health or pains with an Arthrostim device in a gentle tapping way so that people feel more relaxed. We are able to address them in various positions beyond just laying face up or face down. We can address athletes in motion, desk jockeys in a seated positions, or people in the position that recreates their specific pain or problem.  Some people only hurt when they “do this.” Well, we adjust them when they do that, so they can be corrected while doing the things that cause pain.

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Chiropractor adjusting a patient using Arthrostim


We use the arthrostim instrument, as  a gentle adjusting tool, that taps the bones into place. It retrains them to stay where they should in a comfortable tapping manner. It also allows us to adjust patients in very specific positions, angles, and directions that cannot be obtained with traditional methods. This device is great for patients looking to avoid the twisting, popping, cracking portion of typical chiropractic adjustments.

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Dr. Joe adjusting at Parkside Health & Wellness Center

Diversified / Manual Adjusting

While most people prefer the gentle techniques listed above, we do have a few patients who like the good ol’ fashioned popping techniques. If that’s what you like, we can deliver that too if it is deemed appropriate for your condition. If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Joseph Bogart know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

Sacro Occipital (SOT)®

Sacro Occipital technique (SOT) at Parkland ChiropracticSacro Occipital Technique is a wonderful and gentle technique that helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the cranium by affecting the meninges, as well as balancing and stabilizing the pelvis. Often times simple gravity and respiration is used to make the necessary corrections by using blocks / wedges that are carefully and specifically placed under the patients pelvis.

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Pediatric Care

Dr Bogart adjusting toddlerBeing a kid can have its share of ups and downs. Many early misalignments originate from the birth process itself. Twisting and pulling as well as C-sections can put unnecessary stress and strain on their delicate necks and spines. As they grow and develop they also misalign when they try to sit up, crawl, stand, and walk. Using gentle techniques like KST, allow us to help babies hours old without cracking or twisting their spines.

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Cox Flexion-Distraction

Dr Bogart providing Cox Flexion-Distraction We use special tables to traction & flex your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae, facets, and discs. This helps to relieve compression of the lumbar spine from typical sitting standing or walking we often experience daily. It is also fantastic for many bulging, injured, or herniated discs. Many patients do not realize how tight or compressed they are until they stretch on our tables after a long day.

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Activator Methods® at Parkland ChiropracticActivator Methods®

Using a handheld adjusting instrument, along with the systems’ evaluation, we deliver a consistent, low-force adjustment with pinpoint accuracy…

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Thompson technique at Parkland ChiropracticThompson

Thompson Terminal Point technique uses special tables that have drop sections that use inertia, and gravity to align joints with less force.

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Extremities adjustingIt’s common to relate many health problems back to the spine, but there is often a need to address and adjust extremities including TMJ’s, craniums, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, ankles, feet, knees other joints of the body.

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Applied Kinesiology (AK)

Applied Kinesiology (AK) at Parkland ChiropracticBy using the body, and various muscles as biometric indicators, we can determine a great deal about your body. These can include stressors affecting your health structurally, chemically, and mentally…

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Contact Parkside Health & Wellness Center today at (954) 340-7545 to make an appointment.

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