Peripheral Sensory Nerves: A Treatable Source of Pain?
Explores various models that attempt to treat the peripheral sensory nerves. Covers the Butler/Shacklock nerve tension model, Jean-Pierre Barral’s manual therapy to the peripheral nerves, John Lyftogt’s neuro-prolotherapy, and concepts of peripheral sensitization vs. central sensitization.
What Is Low Force Chiropractic? Palpation, Adjusting, and Soft-Tissue Applications
Examines the quality of our touch and how to get more information by starting slower and more gently.
When the Adjustment Won’t Hold, Taking an Integrative Approach
Assess, Correct, Reassess: Looking at integrating rehab, soft tissue, and mobilization for our tough cases.
Culture of Sports Chiropactic
Reviews the 2009 Sports Chiropractic Symposium with a look at the culture of sports chiropractic.
Extraordinary Knowing, Intuition as a Diagnostic and Treatment Tool
Reviews Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink and how it relates to clinical practice.
Risks and Rewards of the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Offers cautions about boundaries and the risks we take when we touch our patients.
Understanding and Diagnosis of Nerve-Related Pain
The Common Sense Chiropractor
Evidence-informed chiropractic meets intuition and clinical uncertainty.
Secrets of the Chiropractic Masters
What does mastery look like? What do masters of the chiropractic arts have in common?
Clinical Decision Making
Explores the art of chiropractic, offering a best practices approach to clinical decision making.
The Evolution of Chiropractic
Integrates the scientific and intuitive, the physical and the energetic in a philosophical view of the healing arts evolution.
Neuromodulation Technique: Access, Assess, Modulate
Offers an overview of the Neuromodulation model, an informational or energetic system.
Principles of Low Force Adjusting
Presents the core principles of the low force adjusting concepts we teach.
Introduces strain–counter-strain, or positional release technique.
Examines the tensegrity model, a way of looking at tension and compressions elements that influence biological systems.
Joints and fascia are not the only structures that develop restrictions. Looks at restrictions within the bones themselves.
Prioritization tools, Find the Primary Restriction
Explores several tools for determining which area is most important to address first.
Adjusting Techniques: Engage, Listen, Follow; Recoil; and Muscle Energy
Offers another exploration of low force mobilization techniques, with outlines of three different methods.
Initial Response Testing: Different Way to Approach the Barrier**
Chiropractors and body workers tend to go too deep, too fast in their palpation. Explores the value of a softer initial touch and the information you can get at the very beginning to the barrier.
Advantages to Palpation-Based Approach: Why Low Force Adjusting
Explores why the therapist should use low force mobilization and why a palpation-based approach, rather than muscle testing or leg checks, is advantageous in developing the practitioners’ skills.
Framework Low Force Manual Adjusting: An Introduction**
This is the first article in my series on low force mobilization. Outlines the basic principles behind a philosophy of low force manual work. Introduces barrier principles and the idea of just enough force.
Find It, Fix It, Retrain It, or Release, Relax, Retrain
This is Marc’s very first published article. Introduces the concepts of low force manipulation and the importance of rehab,