Developed by Logan founder, H.B. Logan, DC, Logan Basic is one of the lowest-force adjustive techniques. Logan Basic Technique is a system of body mechanics with special emphasis on pelvic and spinal distortions and the subluxations that affect spinal structures. Logan Basic Technique is a light force, full-spine adjusting procedure highlighting the correction of spinal and pelvic pathobiomechanics.
Applied Kinesiology employs a system of muscle testing and assessment of whether certain muscles are found to be consistently weak. George Goodheart, DC, who developed the technique, identified relationships between certain muscles and the function of corresponding organs. Treatment with Applied Kinesiology includes chiropractic adjustments, using various techniques. Applied Kinesiology muscle work helps balance the muscles surrounding the spine.
SOT developer Bertrand DeJarnette, DC, concluded that structural changes affecting the dura can affect any area of the spine. The dura covers the entire central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord). Dr. DeJarnette based his conclusions in part on the fact that adjusting one segment of the spine may bring about a change in another area of the spine. "Blocking," the method preferred by many SOT practitioners for addressing pelvic subluxations, involves blocks placed beneath the pelvis, with the patient lying face-up or face-down. The goal is to normalize joint positions on both sides of the spine simultaneously. SOT integrates with other chiropractic systems, allowing for use of a variety of techniques within the SOT system.
Diversified technique (DT) is the most commonly used adjustment technique by chiropractors. Diversified is characterized by a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust. Diversified is considered the most generic chiropractic manipulative technique and is differentiated from other techniques in that its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment to spine and joint dysfunction.
The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique® is a diagnostic and treatment system used to treat many types of back pain, neck pain, and headaches (both chronic and migraine). The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint. It is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation, known as the high velocity, low amplitude thrust.