Manual Adjustments

manual adjustment

Manual chiropractic adjustments have a long track record of successfully relieving back pain, neck pain, hip pain, and much more. At Healthwise Chiropractic we utilize a number of different manual techniques to ensure you get the best results as quickly as possible.

Manual chiropractic adjustments have a long track record of successfully relieving back pain, neck pain, hip pain, and much more. At Healthwise Chiropractic we utilize a number of different manual techniques to ensure you get the best results as quickly as possible.

When one or more of your vertebrae shift out of optimal position, causing them to be too rigid (or not rigid enough), this is called a subluxation. This can put pressure on your spinal nerves, strain your muscles, and potentially damage the soft tissue in surrounding areas. Pain, decreased range of motion in multiple areas of the body, and an overall decrease in health and wellness often ensues. Trauma to our bodies in the form of disease, physical accidents, and even normal life experiences, like pregnancy, moving into a new home, or starting a new job can all cause subluxations. When your body is healthy and functioning at 100%, you feel well, are pain-free, and have a better quality of life. Removing subluxations will help you to experience a higher level of health and wellness.

Combining many years of experience and expertise, our Doctors of Chiropractic use a variety of “manual” adjustment methods to correct subluxations in your spine and improve joint movement in other areas of the body. By returning your vertebrae to optimal position and increasing range of motion, we can help you achieve better health and wellness. Below is a brief description of four of the techniques we employ.

Diversified- Using their years of experience and expertise, our Doctors of Chiropractic identify any subluxations by feeling your spine. Once these areas of dysfunction are found, our Doctors use a particular hand arrangement that allows them to deliver a manual thrust in a specific direction and intensity. Our Doctors are highly trained professionals who have collectively treated thousands of patients using this technique.

Cox Technique (Flexion-Distraction)- While laying face down on one of our special tables, one of our Doctors places one hand on your spine while simultaneously lowering the half of the table under your legs. The Doctor then moves this half of the table in a fluid up and down pattern, alternately stretching and relaxing your spine. This process gently separates your vertebrae and allows greater range of motion in most patients.

Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.)- B.E.S.T. is a technique that is used by our Doctors to help balance the energy in your body and to allow your body to heal itself. By touching particular pressure points in a specific order, this technique restores balance in the nervous system.

Activator Method®- One of our Doctors will begin your adjustment by identifying subluxations and any areas of concern, just as they do when performing a traditional chiropractic adjustment. Once the problem vertebra(e) is identified, the Doctor places the Activator®, a small, spring-loaded tool designed specifically for Chiropractors, on the misaligned spinal bone. The tool delivers a low-force thrust to the vertebra in question, which helps to bring it back to optimal position. When using the Activator®, our Doctors are able to move quickly from one spot to another, decreasing your body’s tendency to tense up. The Activator® can also help to adjust other joints in the body.

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I've been coming to see Dr. Bob since 1984 for my back pain. After each visit, the vast improvement lasts about one whole month. Even after all these years, Dr. Bob continues to provide outstanding care for me, my children, and my grandchildren. I've referred several people to HealthWise Chiropractic, so they too can see the results I have. My favorite part of my visits is the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and doctors and, of course, the results I get that improve my daily living."
    Danny S.
  • "About ten years ago I was at the gym, I bent over and couldn't get up, the pain was horrible. I contacted Healthwise and Dr. Mike gave me an emergency appointment that evening. He did a complete physical and x-ray before he started any treatment. After my first treatment I was able to stand up and walk with minimal pain. With a few visits I was back to normal. I continued treatments as needed for the next several years.
    I see Dr. Bob regularly to stay fit and pain-free. He tests my strength and weakness to determine the best treatment. Our open discussion led him to help my acid reflux. I now exercise and walk as is essential for a septuagenarian.
    I told Dr. Bob that I was starting to get knee pain that I thought was arthritis; I didn't think chiropractic care could help. He told me about new equipment to help. I look forward to improvement.
    I was a skeptic of chiropractic care, now I would recommend HealthWise to anyone with chronic/simple pain. It worked for me. It can work for you!"
    Sherry B.
  • "I was very miserable with constant pain in my leg while knowing it had something to do with my back. My friend surprised me with an appointment with Dr. Bob. After being treated by Dr. Bob I knew right away it was exactly what I needed. I learned a lot through my conversations with the doctor. I am really thankful to Dr. Bob and his staff."
    Ed L.
  • "I had a very limited understanding of chiropractic care until I tried it for the first time 12 years ago. I came in with severe pain in my neck, which prohibited me from moving my head. I was greeted by a kind staff, had an exam and x-rays done on my first appointment followed by an adjustment. I felt so much better after my first adjustment and by following the treatment plan my headaches and migraines improved. My overall health has improved because of chiropractic care. Dr. Bob helps make sure that I am taking the right supplements to optimize my health and fitness performance. They have helped me with allergies, knee and shoulder pain, and earaches. I had no idea when I began my chiropractic journey just how much help the doctors and staff at HealthWise would be at improving my quality of life."
    Britt H.
  • "I have been a patient at HealthWise Chiropractic for over 20 years. In the past and currently I am seeing Dr. Bob, however, I have seen all docs at Healthwise. My general issues are usually seasonally related to sinus and allergies. Recently I have been receiving treatment for my hip and lower back. Dr. Bob zeros in on trigger points and quickly relieves my pain. He is a wealth of knowledge and offers help and suggestion on my health issues. The staff is friendly and helpful. I leave feeling better and I believe helps to keep my body aligned and energized. I have also come in after falls, injuries and surgeries. I truly believe my adjustments at the time added to a quicker recovery."
    Liz B.
  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Bob for two and half months. . I see him for an adjustment every two weeks. I started seeing a chiropractor for the first time in January 2021 while working in Florida for my continued lower back pain and chronic bilateral hip bursitis. Because my pain was mostly relieved with continued adjustments, I decided to continue with treatment when returning to Wisconsin. I have been very happy with my continued pain relief/adjustments at HealthWise. I highly recommend anyone with chronic back and neck pain to try chiropractic adjustments here at HealthWise. It will make your life better."
    Marianne V.
  • "Really enjoyed the different things that they can do for you and your pain management. Would highly recommend."
    Rhiannon P.
  • "I enjoy coming, getting readjusted and any additional therapies. It has made my life healthier and less stressful. If I have questions, they are answered at that visit. The staff is very professional, personable and friendly. I always look forward to my next visit with them. I am glad to be part of Healthwise Chiropractic family:)"
    Marcella L.
  • "Dr. Mike is fantastic! He is very personable….will take time to really to your needs… I enjoy my visits…the maintenance has helped tremendously…..and he is there when the emergency pops up! Excellent Chiropractor!"
    Ann W.

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