Here at Crossville Family Chiropractic we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality chiropractic care possible. Using the most current research based techniques out there. We always try to exceed your expectations and gain your confidence during your care here in our office.
Dr. R. J. Crawford and Dr. Patrick Stull stays current with new techniques and services so to maintain up to date on what works and doesn't.
A chiropractic adjustment is used by a chiropractic physician to restore proper range of motion and alignment to the body’s joints. There is a variety of chiropractic techniques that physicians use to make an adjustment to the body. Dr. R.J. and Dr. Pat use these various techniques in order to achieve the best adjustment possible for his patients. Techniques are different in that some use more force than others, some are done by hand, and others done with the use of an instrument.
Techniques used at Crossville Family Chiropractic
Fullspine Diversified: This technique is performed by Dr. R.J. using his hands to make adjustments to the spine. This is the most common technique used by chiropractors.
Thompson Drop Table: This technique is mainly used to align the pelvis using a special table where sections lift up and down. This is a more gentle way to align the spine and pelvis. Dr. R.J. is the only chiropractor certified by theThompson Technique Foundation in the Thompson Terminal Point Technique in the Crossville, TN and the surrounding Cumberland County areas.
Cox Flexion/Distraction: This technique is specific to those with low back disc disorders. The flexion and distraction give the ability to isolate a lumbar disc and allow nutrient absorption with proper movement of the spine.
Activator Instrument Adjusting: This technique is performed using a small instrument. It is very specific, light, and precise used to pinpoint a particular area that requires adjustment. Dr. R.J. uses this technique when adjusting small children and also geriatric patients who have osteoporosis.
Extremity Adjusting: This is performed using a series of tests to locate joints in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and foot that are not in proper alignment and causing pain or dysfunction in the joint. Dr. R.J. loves to evaluate extremities as he knows the importance of proper alignment from the feet all the way to the head.
Graston Technique: The unique protocol uses specially designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain. This is also frequently used as an effective protocol to maintain range of motion. Dr. R.J. and Dr. Pat are the only certified Graston providers within a 100 mile radius.
The Webster Technique: This technique is specific to expectant mothers. The Webster Technique is used to identify and remove intrauterine constraint caused by the malposition of the sacro-illiac joints. This technique has been shown effective in reducing intrauterine constraint in expectant mothers whom are presenting breech, allowing the fetus to be able to move into vertex position for labor. Basically, this technique aligns the pelvis properly to ease ligament stretching, calm discomfort, and allow the baby the freedom to move around and assume the appropriate position for birth.
Dr. R.J. is the only chiropractor certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, or ICPA, in the Webster Technique in the Crossville, TN and the surrounding Cumberland County areas. He also specializes in all aspects of the pregnancy process from pre-conception to post-delivery.