Correcting the Spine
Activator adjusting is an instrument-based technique that uses 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. This technique is a light, low-force adjustment that does not involve cracking or popping of the joints. It is also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees, and other joints of the body.
Advanced Biostructural Correction (ABC)
The purpose of ABC is to return a person’s spine to an upright and balanced position with the head over the shoulders and the shoulders over the pelvis. This is the most efficient position, mechanically, for the body to be in. After years of misalignment, the body can actually twist into a locked position because it has lost the ability to maintain a neutral and balanced position. This twisting can put tremendous stress on the bones, joints, and muscles of the body causing dysfunction, pain, and immobility. Moreover, this twisting can create tension on the brain stem, spinal cord, and spinal nerves which will ultimately affect every function of the body. With correct alignment and posture, the nervous system is able to function as it was originally designed free from interference. Correct alignment and posture is also essential for proper breathing and pain free movement.
Auriculotherapy is a procedure that utilizes the stimulation of the auricle, or external part of the ear, to aid in the alleviation of health conditions throughout the body. Through a combination of classical Chinese medicine and recent research, auriculotherapy has been shown to help the body break addictive cycles, minimize pain, and decrease stress and anxiety by releasing specific neurotransmitters that help ‘recalibrate’ brain and nervous system function.
This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by the doctor’s hands. This usually results in a cavitation of a joint, also known as the popping noise associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment.
The adjustment is designed to restore normal joint and neurologic function to the area that is being addressed. With restored function comes a reduction in pain and symptoms.
Most people are unaware that chiropractic is for more than just back pain. Adjusting upper and lower extremities is a great alternative to surgeries and can improve joint function and stability. If a joint has become locked-up or injured, adjustments to the area can reduce pain, improve motion, relax muscles, and promote healing. Chiropractors can adjust wrists, elbows, fingers, shoulders, knees, ankles, and ribs.
Functional Neurology is used to differentiate specific areas in the brain and nervous system that are functionally deficient. Areas that are functionally deficient may not show any pathology or physical defect that could be seen on an Xray or MRI, but still are not functioning properly which can cause many neurological symptoms. By applying specific therapies, deficient areas of the brain and nervous system can be normalized.
Pre and Post Natal
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can establish and maintain pelvic balance during pregnancy. Adjustments are designed to correct pelvic misalignments, which can increase the room available for the developing baby. Adjustments can also allow the baby to get into the best possible position for a natural delivery. Chiropractic is also safe for babies and children, allowing them to reach and maintain optimal health and wellness.
Meet Our Chiropractors
Dr. Jon Gindhart served in the United States Air Force, earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University, and graduated with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Jon is passionate about assisting his clients in their wellness journey. He is currently pursuing a graduate program in Chiropractic Neurology to further his knowledge about the nervous system and offer his clients advanced healing strategies. When not serving clients, he is an active member of his church and enjoys spending time with his wife Karen and their cat Lizzy. Dr. Jon is also an avid runner and enjoys participating in local races.
Dr. Jon specializes in Advanced Biostructural Correction, Auriculotherapy, and Functional Neurology. He can be seen at our Doylestown facility.
Dr. Jesse Hunsberger came to the Well of Life Center in September of 2014. Dr. Jesse has been involved in health care since serving as a Corpsman in the Navy since 1983. He has practiced chiropractic locally since 1997. Dr. Jesse came to the Well to better serve people with his belief that proper nutrition along with chiropractic care can help the human body heal itself.
Dr. Jesse can be seen at our Bethlehem facility.
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