OUR SERVICES

Each and every patient has a situation unique to themselves that requires a specific course of action.  Our staff will consult with you prior to treatment to determine the best individualized course of wellness care for you.

Adult Adjusting

Millions of people around the world have experienced the incredible benefits of chiropractic care; a holistic, non-invasive treatment approach that has been shown to help treat dozens of different conditions ranging from chronic back pain, to anxiety and depression, to even irregularities in one's menstrual cycle. If you frequently deal with symptoms such as joint pain, headaches, backaches, or extreme feelings that you can't quite explain we encourage you to give chiropractic a try!

Elderly Adjusting

As we age, we begin to face unique health struggles that Chiropractic care is specially equipped to address such as arthritis, decreased flexibility, brittle bones, poor balance and joint degeneration. There are many studies in support of regular chiropractic care among elderly populations with findings showing that patients were less likely to move to a nursing home, (5% of those under chiropractic care versus 48% of those who were not), as well as that patients were 22% less likely to suffer from arthritis. Age is just a number, and we're well prepared to get you moving and grooving in no time!

Infant/Child Adjusting

Many people are apprehensive to take their children to a chiropractor because they think of the “snap, crackle, pop” that most adults experience when they visit a doctor of chiropractic. However, the techniques and approach that we have towards children and infants is very different than that of adults. Dr. Clift has several techniques that are gentle and are performed with a very  light touch. It is not a manual adjustment comparable to what adults receive when they visit a chiropractor. Dr. Clift is well experienced and has helped many children to resolve their various health and behavioral issues with chiropractic.

Pre/Post Natal Care

During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy as when the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery which can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth. Breech and posterior positions can interfere with the natural ease of labor and lead to interventions such as c-sections.

Auto/Personal Injury Care

Many people who are injured in an auto accident do not even think to see a chiropractor. However, chiropractic care after a car accident is the best solution for most people because it does not involve drugs or surgery. Obviously broken bones, lacerations, or bruising will be easy injuries to spot after a car crash. However, there are other injuries such as whiplash that are not always immediately apparent; in most cases it takes hours or a few days to feel the symptoms of whiplash, such as dizziness, headaches, soreness, or pain in the upper back and neck. Micro-tears in the ligaments and muscles are also a common injury, and unfortunately, often go untreated due to not being visible in xray findings. This can lead to the formation of scar tissue on the muscles, limited range of motion and preventing proper healing. With chiropractic care, we can specifically target the damaged areas, breaking up the scar tissue faster and expediting the healing process. 

​OUR TECHNIQUES

Activator Method Technique

Palmer Toggle Method

Arthrostim Technique

The Activator Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. This unique hand-held instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers, and was designed to give patients a specific and gentle adjustment.  The Activator method provides a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient.
A combination of multiple techniques, the Toggle method focuses on joint dysfunctions in the upper cervical spine through the use of high-, low- and no-force thrusts, or instrument-delivered forces for correction.
The Arthrostim is an instrument that produces a speedy thrust and recoil motion, similar to the way a chiropractor uses their hands to adjust the vertebrae in your back. The benefit of the instrument is that it performs this high-velocity, low-amplitude motion 12 times per second, and is targeted to a very small area. The force of the thrust radiates through the joint and the tissues that surround it, releasing trigger points that are often the cause of muscle spasms.

Thompson Technique

Torque Release Technique

​Diversified Technique

The Thompson Technique is a variation of the Diversified technique that uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. These segments can be cocked up a fraction of an inch, so when the thrust is delivered, the table will drop this fraction of an inch. The object of the drop is to distract (open) the joint during the adjustment. The drop pieces assists the thrust, while minimizing the force required for the adjustment.
TRT focuses on the strategic and vital connection points between the spinal cord and spinal column. As we gently and methodically adjust these areas of your spinal cord using a chiropractic tool called an integrator, we are changing the degree of tension in the central nervous system in an effort to change the "notes" that result.
The Diversified Technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably the most familiar to patients. It entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment.

Motion Palpation

Sacral Occipital Technique

                  Extremity Adjusting                    (Manual & Instrument)

Motion Palpation is a technique in which the doctor's hands are used to feel the motion of specific segments of the spine while the patient moves. The purpose is evaluation of the extravertebral joints and vertebrae to assess dysfunction within the joints.
The Sacral Occiptial Technique, or SOT, is a comprehensive technique which uses body indicators for determining skeletal, cranial, neurological and visceral malfunctions. This incorporates specific techniques which address changes in the extremities, pelvic and spinal biomechanics, cranial distortions, and temporo mandibular joint dysfunctions.
This is the application of chiropractic manipulation /adjustment to joints other than those of the spine, ie. shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand/finger, hip, knee, ankle. foot, etc. 

Trigger Point Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy

Eustachian Tube Adjustment

Trigger Point Therapy is a technique used for treating myofascial pain which targets the contracted muscle by undoing the locked area. Adjusting tools, such as the Activator, are commonly used during this type of manipulation. 
Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue to help accelerate the healing process and is used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.
By using gentle and specific manual adjustments, this technique assists in restoring motion and function to the top vertebrae of the spine which will lead to improved function of those upper nerves supplying the muscles that open the Eustachian Tube.

Webster Technique

Pettibon Technique

Cox Flexion Distraction Technique

The Webster technique is a specific sacral adjustment to help facilitate the mother’s pelvic alignment and nerve system function. This in turn balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, reduces torsion to the uterus and offers a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning. Originally used for breech presentations and then posterior presentations, current research is revealing the benefits of receiving the Webster technique throughout pregnancy for the prevention of dystocia.
 The Pettibon technique offers comprehensive and active rehabilitation for patients, based on a program focusing on the spine’s hard and soft tissues. What makes the Pettibon system unique is its use of x-rays for both diagnosis and assessment of the progress of treatment. The x-ray procedures assure exact diagnoses, assess progress and monitor whether treatment is effective. Under the Pettibon system, the patient undergoes an initial x-ray examination with seven views of the spine. These x-rays are used to measure impairments and are used to see how the patient responds to chiropractic care under the Pettibon technique.
The Cox Flexion Distraction or Cox Technic is a gentle adjustment procedure which uses negligible force and aids in natural healing of the spine.  technique is usually done on a special table, which  has movable parts which help in effective division of the different areas of the This aids in the decompression of the spinal column as well as the aligning of the vertebrae. It is very effective in alleviating the effects of degenerative disc diseases, lumbar, cervical and thoracic disc herniations and is very beneficial for those individuals who are not willing to undergo surgery to relieve their back pain.