Advanced BioStructural Correction (ABC™)
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.
Advanced BioStructural Correction FAQs
What is the focus of ABC™ ?
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.
What changes will I notice with ABC™ ?
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.
Is ABC™ safe for kids?
ABC is a very gentle technique and the corrections applied to kids are even more gentle. Kids are sometimes much easier than adults to treat as they have not had the same amount of time to create layers of mechanical dysfunction over the years.
What do I need to do to prepare for my ABC™ correction?
Your practitioner will explain what you need to do following your ABC correction, however, this usually consists of making changes to the way you sit, sleep and stand where relevant so that you create a better environment for your body to heal in and to prevent reoccurrence.