Throughout the day, our bodies and joints experience various postures, loads, and stress. These loads and stressors put our joints under tension and can sometimes cause the joints to become dysfunctional and "fixed" or not move as they are supposed to. As a chiropractor, Dr. Britt performs spinal manipulation or adjustments to areas of the spine that lack mobility.
There are a variety of chiropractic techniques out there, and through her education at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Britt is up-to-date with the latest chiropractic techniques. The team at Altrui also recognizes that not all patients are created equal. The doctors have been trained in a variety of different techniques in order to provide personalized care to get you feeling better.
Spine Manipulation is done when a thrust is given to the area of a restricted (fixed) spinal joint. This aims to free up a motion is the joint and allow you to move freely and without pain or less pain.
Joint manipulation can also be performed on extremities such as the wrists, shoulders, ankles, and more! The goal with extremity joint manipulation is very similar to that of manipulation of the spine. We want to increase motion in joints that lack proper motion.
Dr. Britt may ask you to lie on your back, side, stomach, or be seated. The doctors want to ensure your comfort and safety and will talk you through the process.