Chiropractors perform adjustments with either an Activator adjusting tool or using their hands with specific adjustments directly to the spine or other joints of the body. The activator is an adjusting tool that places gentle, low force, specific impulses into joints to stimulate reflexes and allow the body and nervous system to reset. It is an effective tool for treating many disorders and for restoring spinal balance. Dr. Cooley is advanced proficiency rated in Activator Methods and uses it in addition to manual manipulation for the best results.

Other techniques used by both Drs.Cooley and Fisher include:


Diversified technique is the most common chiropractic adjustment. It is the use of fast, gentle thrusts to the spine or other joints to normalize proper movement. You may hear small pops with this type of adjustment.

Activator Methods

Dr. Cooley has achieved Advanced Proficiency Rated in Activator Methods. Activator Methods uses a specialized adjusting tool called an Activator to specifically adjust painful and poorly functioning joints. This is a gentle, subtle treatment to joints.


By using various stretching and soft tissue techniques we can speed recovery by loosening muscles and tissue around the affected area.

Webster Technique

Dr. Fisher is certified in the Webster Technique. The Webster technique is a specific Chiropractic adjustment that removes any issues in the mothers pelvis and nervous system during pregnancy. This may lead to an easier pregnancy and birth.  It also can create more room for the baby to settle comfortably in the pelvis/womb.

Drop Technique

This is an adjustment that is assisted by the table.

Extremity Adjusting

Using both diversified and activator to adjust the hips, knees and ankles as well as shoulders, elbows and wrists often helps with injuries and pain in the arms and legs.

Dr. Fisher is also proficient in kinesiology taping, as well as, soft tissue release, and both Thompson and Pierce Drop techniques.

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology Tape is a specialized tape that is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles and to support movement. It is often seen on athletes, but patients can also benefit from this treatment.

Soft Tissue Release (STR)

STR, unlike relaxation massage, is most commonly used to treat conditions related to adhesions or scar tissue in overused muscles. As adhesions build up, muscles become shorter and weaker, the motion of muscles and joints are altered, and nerves can be compressed. As a result, tissues suffer from decreased blood supply, pain, and poor mobility.


A form of therapy for lower back complaints to help loosen tight spinal muscles and open up the joints of the lower back. This technique may also relieve pressure on the nerves going to the back and legs and is often used to treat sciatic pain.

Additional Therapies

In addition to these chiropractic techniques, we may also use therapies such as electrical muscle stimulation, intersegmental traction and ice therapy to help you feel better.