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Chiropractic Techniques

pianoAt Total Wellness of New Jersey, we offer a range of proven chiropractic techniques that are tailored to each patient’s needs and preferences. All chiropractic techniques focus on correcting spinal subluxations in order to improve the function of the nervous system and restore proper spinal mobility. Below is an overview of each technique as well as how and why it’s used.

Diversified Technique

The Diversified Technique is one of the most common types of adjustments performed by chiropractors. Before performing the technique, we do an extensive analysis of your spine. In order to gather as much information as possible, we generally collect a detailed case history from you and take x-rays of your back and neck. Just prior to administering adjustments, we may perform motion palpation, in which we examine the spinal joints as you turn and bend. We’ll also often check your legs to uncover imbalances in the neck, mid-back or lower spine. If the loss of motion of one or more spinal vertebra is identified, a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust is administered. This adjustment aims to restore movement and alignment to your spine and joints. Read More»

Thompson Technique

Highly precise adjustments as well as a keen focus on patient comfort are the hallmarks of this technique, which can treat the entire spine. We use a segmented “drop table,” which employs individual cushions on the table surface to support each area of your spine. When a thrust is delivered, the individual cushion gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to perform the adjustment. Compared to other chiropractic techniques, little force is needed when administering the Thompson Technique because of the momentum allowed by the dropping section of the table. That’s what makes this a gentle technique. Read More»

Craniosacral Technique

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a technique that works to balance the skull and the spine. Utilizing a gentle, light-touch approach, this type of therapy releases tensions deep in the body and central nervous system. Using therapeutic touch to influence the cranium and spine, CST works to restore the natural rhythmic flow of cerebrospinal fluid. We accomplish this creating and holding a space that allows the body to naturally heal itself. With slight compression or distraction of the connective tissue, the body is able to release and unwind its holding patterns, allowing all the systems in your body to self-correct. Read More»

Activator Method®

The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees, and other joints of the body. The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees, and other joints of the body. Read More »

Webster Technique

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. This technique is particularly helpful for pregnant women. When the proper mechanics of the pelvis are restored, the baby has more room to move into the optimal position for birth. This, in turn, can allow for fewer interventions during childbirth, thus facilitating a safer and more natural delivery. Read More »


Chiropractic techniques are tailored to your individual needs to help your body function optimally, especially when combined with good nutrition and regular exercise. They help restore your body’s ability to heal itself, increase performance, and alleviate discomfort.

Total Wellness of New Jersey can help you feel better and increase your level of health and vitality through chiropractic care, yoga, nutritional counseling, and educational workshops. Begin your wellness journey today by calling us at (973) 663-5633.

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