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Chiropractic Techniques

By |July 6, 2011|Chiropractic Education, Chiropractic Technique|

Chiropractic Techniques

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SOURCE:   The Job Analysis of Chiropractic


The following list contains the 15 techniques most frequently used by doctors of chiropractic (DCs).

Although this list is dated, it still accurately reflects the most commonly-used techniques.

The most recent reviews suggest that Instrument Adjusting use is even more common (~46% vs. 34.5%).

These statistics are from the Job Analysis of Chiropractic, created by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in January 2000.

Just below the following Table, you will find a brief explanation of each of these manipulative/adjustive procedure.

Every chiropractic college teaches one or more of the following techniques. Most of the rest of them may be offered as Elective Classes, which can be taken by students during their normal 15-week trimester, under the direct supervision of Technique Instructors.

Chiropractic graduates undergo a National Board examination that requires the student to demonstrate competency in the top five manipulative/ adjustive techniques, plus the techniques taught at his/her chiropractic college.


Most Frequently Used Techniques:

Technique/Procedure
% of DC Use
1. Diversified
95.9%
2. Extremity manipulating/adjusting
95.5%
3. Activator Methods
62.8%
4. Gonstead
58.5%
5. Cox Flexion/Distraction
58.0%
6. Thompson Technique
55.9%
7. Sacro Occipital Technique
41.3%
8. Applied Kinesiology
43.2%
9. NIMMO/Receptor Tonus
40.0%
10. Cranial
37.3%
11. Adjustive Instruments
34.5%
12. Palmer Upper Cervical
28.8%
13. Logan Basic
28.7%
14. Meric
19.9%
15. Pierce-Stillwagon
17.1%

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