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:
|2. Extremity manipulating/adjusting|
|3. Activator Methods|
|5. Cox Flexion/Distraction|
|6. Thompson Technique|
|7. Sacro Occipital Technique|
|8. Applied Kinesiology|
|9. NIMMO/Receptor Tonus|
|11. Adjustive Instruments|
|12. Palmer Upper Cervical|
|13. Logan Basic|