When a door is not working properly, you would not just examine the door closed but also swing the door to determine if the hinge is freely moving or if the door is out of level. That is what a skilled Motion Palpation Doctor does when examining a patient. Dr. Vahldick, certified through the Motion Palpation Institute, has a dynamic and gentle way for assessing the spine or other joints (ankle, foot, hip etc.). The technique offers effective and biomechanically correct ways to mobilize the fixated joints, restoring proper function to these areas.
When a joint is fixated or stuck, the doctor utilizes a chiropractic manipulation or an adjustment to help restore the normal motion and function. Our manipulative therapy techniques are based on current medical research and proper joint biomechanics. Generally, this technique employs gentle pressure or a shallow thrust to restore optimal motion. Manipulation is sometimes accompanied by a pop, which results from the joint’s release of nitrogen gas (the same pop heard when one “cracks their knuckles”). Neurologically, an adjustment will inhibit pain nerves, help relax muscles, and will improve neuromuscular feedback and coordination. Chiropractic manipulation is proven to be both effective and extremely safe for a variety of conditions.