Chiropractic adjustments are performed by the hands of the doctor. They are very safe, generally painless, and extremely effective in the hands of a skilled doctor. Remember, if they were to license playing violin tomorrow, many people could get the license, but very few would be in Carnegie Hall.
An effective adjustment is not a gross manipulation, but a highly precise use of a very fast, highly directed force for the purpose of obtaining the specific movement of a specific vertebral joint. This is what distinguishes the Chiropractic adjustment from an Osteopathic manipulation, or the Joint mobilization or imitation Chiropractic attempted by other practitioners, i.e. a Chiropractic adjustment is a high-velocity, low-intensity form of manipulation, and Osteopathic technique are low-velocity, high-intensity and therefore are generally far more uncomfortable to the patients, but require far less skill and training to accomplish.
And, an effective adjustment really does have to make the joint move, or you will not have the immediate relief for which we are famous. However there ARE times when it is either impossible or contraindicated to adjust a patient with classical techniques, either because the patient is too fragile or too hysterical to be adjusted in a traditional way. In these circumstances Dr. Press is highly trained in and uses several acceptably effective methods of NON-FORCE techniques, like SOT and ACTIVATOR, as well as AK, to accomplish the end goal, that is, to make the joint move and restore its function. These techniques simply take longer to accomplish what a real adjustment can do in less time.
Your Doctor of Chiropractic has been trained in a more than 5000 hour program, involving 5 academic years after college, JUST for Chiropractic. In comparison, the Physical therapist who attempts to manipulate a spine, has taken some 100+ hours in week-end seminars, and the Osteopath, though licenced to practice medicine, may as an elective course, have about 125 hours of manipulation during his/her medical training.
Dr. Press' Credentials
Dr. Press, completed all technique courses at New York Chiropractic College, before transferring to Palmer College of Chiropractic (where it all began). He was then required to take ALL of Palmer's technique course as well, to graduate there, and has attended MANY, MANY postgraduate seminars over his over 30 years in practice.
The culmination of a career for a sports Chiropractor is appointment to an Olympic Team. No other DC has EVER been the Chief Physician of an Olympic Team.
Come to the concert... Come to the Carnegie Hall of Chiropractic.