Chiropractic Techniques

Gentle chiropractic care with Prone Specific Technique

While we offer a variety of techniques at Empower Family Chiropractic we most often use the Prone Specific technique because it’s highly effective and uses a gentle touch versus vigorous force. In fact, recent research shows that it doesn’t take much force to gain correction. It’s also been found that when more force is used in an adjustment it can prolong the healing process and in some cases, cause more damage.

With this type of adjustment, you will lie face down on a specific table that is designed to take the pressure off the spine so the adjustment is more gentle and the treatment is more effective.

If you’ve experienced twisting and turning from other adjustments in the past, you’ll be pleased to know that Prone Specific gives great results easily and comfortably. “Our patients feel at ease during this type of adjustment. They love it and feel great afterward. We’ve had patients say, ‘I haven’t felt this good in years after being adjusted this,’” adds Dr. Jeannique Norbert.

Our other techniques

As some patients prefer techniques that they’ve had performed on them in the past, we want to be able to give them options. That’s why in addition to Prone Specific, we offer Diversified and Activator Methods®, along with several other techniques specific for pregnancy and pediatrics. Our goal is always to ensure that patients are happy with the service and treatment that we provide.


The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by hand. This usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment). As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body and is the primary technique used by the doctors in our office.


Dr. Jeannique Norbert is certified in the Webster Technique by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and Academy of Family Practice.

As defined by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, “The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.”


Dr. Jeannique Norbert is proficient in Basic Activator Methods.

An activator is a hand-held, spring-loaded instrument-based manipulation/adjustment protocol. Instead of the manipulating/adjusting forces being delivered by hand, force is generated with the small appliance that delivers a lighter, but quicker, thrust than can be delivered by hand. In our office, Activator is most often used as a selective method for patients who may not desire manual manipulation/adjustment or where manual manipulation/adjustment may be contraindicated.

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