The chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is very effective, noninvasive approach to restoring motion into joints that are restricted or not moving properly. If one joint loses movement, the body compensates by moving too much in other joints or areas of the body. This may lead to degenerative changes and pain in the compensating joints.
Joints lose proper range of motion for a number of reasons, including poor neurodevelopment, postural/repetitive stress, emotional stress, and previous injury. When joints do not move properly, they cause dysfunction and a decrease in performance. After the restricted joints are identified, the doctor mobilizes or adjusts those joints, restoring function. At Essential Motion Chiropractic, we utilize techniques from the Motion Paplation Institute (MPI), a biomechanically superior, evidence-based joint manipulation protocol. For more information visit MPI’s website at http://www.motionpalpation.org/.