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Torque Release Technique

TRT is one of the most up-to-date chiropractic techniques available. It was designed as part of scientific research into the health benefits of chiropractic and is a mixture of many other chiropractic assessment systems and treatment techniques, making it what some consider to be the best-of-the-best in chiropractic techniques.  TRT practitioners use a hand-held instrument to deliver a quick, gentle, precise impulse to the junctions between the spine and the nervous system affecting great changes in body and nerve tension with very minimal force.


Thompson Terminal Point (Drop Table)

Is both a system of analysis and an adjusting technique. Chiropractors that practice this technique use a special table containing segments that elevate very slightly to support the spine and then gently drop away, substantially decreasing the force of the adjustment. This technique is popular all over the world because of its high degree of specificity and patient comfort.


Sacral Occipital Technique

The techniques utilized in SOT promote optimal innate healing mechanics for the spine, pelvis, cranium, organs, extremities, nervous system, brain and muscles. SOT adjusting is uses several methods, involving sustained gentle pressure of certain areas of the spine or cranium, the gentle rhythmic movement of the joints along their normal curves and the placement of wedge shaped blocks under different areas of the pelvis and hips to accomplish gentle, yet deep corrections in alignment, tone and tension.


Activator Methods

This technique uses a hand held tool that delivers a small amount of very precisely controlled force. It is accompanied by an extensive system of analysis and evaluation that helps the chiropractor know where best to adjust in order to achieve maximal results. The Activator is also very good when used on extremity joints such as the ankle, wrists and the TMJ as the amount of force delivered to the patient can be dialed back to the lightest of impulses.



This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques. It entails a high velocity, low amplitude thrust delivered by hand. This usually results in the cavitation of a joint; the popping noise usually associated with a chiropractic adjustment. This noise is caused by the release of gasses within the joint (similar to the popping noise released when you open a can of soda).  Many patients find this technique highly effective in the resolution of their symptoms.


Webster Technique

The Webster technique was designed to optimize fetal positioning during pregnancy and is most commonly associated with resolution of the breech presentation.  This very safe and highly effective technique uses gentle pelvic adjusting in combination with ligament pressure and muscle massage to open and relax the pelvis, encouraging the baby to turn naturally into the optimal delivery position.

Contact Us

Dr. Kira Bailey, HnsBA, DC
p: 519.787. 8111
F: 519.787.4660
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105 Queen Street, West, Unit 7
Fergus ON N1M 1S6

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Monday 8 am–7 pm
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Wednesday 8 am–7 pm
Thursday 8 am–7 pm
Friday 8 am–7 pm
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