Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT)

By: Jeffrey D. Olsen, DC Among the options available, my low-force procedure of choice is Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT). From my earliest exposure to AMCT, while taking the elective as a student at Palmer College, I had the impression that this is the most systematic approach to Chiropractic care. In our training and too 

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Diagnosis and Adjustment of the Positive Derifield

By: Wayne Henry Zemelka, DC Positive Derifield (+D) analysis is derived from observing the Leg Length Inequality (LLI) (Fig. 1), in that the short leg in extension comes even or crosses over to become longer when placed into flexion (Fig. 2). A +D indicates that the rotation of the ilium occurs at the acetabulum, therefore 

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Lower Extremity Abnormalities and Paraspinal Muscle Function

By: Christopher Kent, DC Objective Assessment of the Relationship Between Lower Extremity Abnormalities and Paraspinal Muscle Function Using Surface Electromyography Physical, chemical, and emotional stress may result in spinal problems, including vertebral subluxation. A common cause of physical stress is aberrant posture due to structural asymmetry in the lower extremity. Chronic physical stress caused by leg length 

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Pedal Stress Fractures and Orthotic Support

By: Mark N. Charrette, DC Stress fractures are a common cause of foot pain, especially in the active population.1 Patients will report a dull, aching pain sensation in the foot that is often poorly localized (Fig. 1). The nagging pain increases during weightbearing and gait, and often remains for a while after use. It commonly subsides 

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Low Back Pain Improves with A-S-R

By: William M. Austin, DC, CCSP, CCRD During standing, walking, and running the lumbar spine and pelvis balance on the lower extremities. As shown in Fig. 1, leg or foot asymmetries send abnormal forces along the closed Kinetic/Kinematic Chain, interfering with spinal function.1 And interfering with spinal function can result in a number of bodily malfunctions. 

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Orthotics Are Fit for the Olympics

By: John K. Hyland, DC, DACBR, DABCO, CSCS With very few exceptions, the sports competitions held during the Winter Olympics are dependent on the function and stability of the feet. This goes for the various types of skiing (alpine, cross-country, and freestyle), skating (figure, dance, speed, hockey), and snowboarding. Participation in these events requires consistent 

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Orthotics for the Olympics

Orthotics for the Olympics By: John K. Hyland, DC, DACBR, DABCO, CSCS With very few exceptions, the sports competitions held during the Winter Olympics are dependent on the function and stability of the feet. This goes for the various types of skiing (alpine, cross-country, and freestyle), skating (figure, dance, speed, hockey), and snowboarding. Participation in 

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Leg Length Discrepancy: Treating the Conditions

Detect, Correct, and Prevent Conditions Caused by Leg Length Discrepancies By: John Palo, BS, DC, CCSP, DABCO “Doctors, teachers, and those who nurse the sick should be aware what sort of thing is man, what is life, what is health, and in what manner a parity and concordance of the elements maintains it; while a discordance of these 

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Hip Pain and Orthotic Support

Download PDF Now Most hip problems seen by Chiropractors have developed gradually, over a period of weeks, months or even years. There is usually an underlying biomechanical imbalance, or possibly some type of overuse syndrome. Common examples include trochanteric bursitis, recurrent muscle strains (hamstrings, adductors), piriformis syndrome and snapping hip. By far the most frequently 

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