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Our Chiropractic Techniques

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment and years of experience.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

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Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.


After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints. read more»

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. read more»


Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction. read more»

Nimmo/Deep Tissue Work

All muscles have a normal tone, which is caused by nerves sending constant, normal signals to the musculature. Accidents or injuries may cause too many impulses to fire into the spinal cord producing too much tone or acute muscle spasm.

If this situation exists for a sufficient time, it can change the position of bones, producing subluxations, body distortions, low hips, etc. Later, trigger points may form in the muscle which can send painful impulses into an area producing constriction of the blood vessels with consequent damage to surrounding tissues.

Since tone is not under conscious control, we can not correct our own distortions. However, pressure applied in proper degree and at proper intervals will release both trigger points and irregular tone. The doctor will use his hands, or at times a handheld tool, to apply steady pressure to a specific area. The doctor uses this technique in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments and other modalities. Many conditions encountered in general chiropractic practice can be successfully treated using the Nimmo technique.

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Luper know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.
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Peak Performance Chiropractic | (518) 472-9130