Advanced BioStructural Correction (ABC™) is very different to the traditional techniques used in chiropractic. The practice of ABC™ isn’t confined to only chiropractors, other physical therapists such as osteopaths and physiotherapists practice it, even some medical doctors and surgeons.
Chiropractic traditionally uses a high velocity (fast), low amplitude (short lever) thrust to the spine or joints to provide the adjustment. ABC™ uses a low velocity (slow), high amplitude (long lever) manipulation to correct bone alignment. Traditional chiropractic is mostly done while face down, face up or on your side while lying on the treatment couch. ABC™ is carried out mostly while standing against the wall while some of it is done using the couch.
Over time our body’s accumulate misalignments that it needs help correcting. The focus of ABC™ is to only correct the bones that the body cannot correct itself. Your ABC™ practitioner will use tests and observation to pinpoint the exact areas where the mechanical stress is taking place and then apply a gentle adjustment to correct it.
The biggest change that you may notice after having several treatments with ABC ™, other than reduced symptoms, is that your head and spine are more upright and your shoulders are further back, all without effort. These postural changes will be apparent in the photographs that are taken before and after treatment. You will also breath deeper.
These are just some of the observed effects that ABC™ has on the body. Of course, as with all treatment methods, the outcome is dependent on several factors such as lifestyle, job type, genetics and your ability to alter bad habits.
Two of our chiropractors practice ABC™ and they would be happy to discuss if this treatment is right for you.