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a new approach Up C Techniques Palmer Specific UPC Atlas Orthogonality Orthospinology/Grostic Kale Brainstem Laney Technique Other Techniques IUCCA/AUCB UP C ORTHOGONAL - COWIN Zimmerman (SAM) Sutter Blair Upper CervicalAdvanced Orthogonality Nucca up c chiropractic Conditions that respond Sign / Symptom Checklist Total Wellness Approach
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SPECIFIC UPC TECHNIQUES

PALMER UPPER CERVICAL SPECIFIC
The Palmer upper cervical adjustment so named toggle recoil involves today the chiropractor placing the pisiform lead on the Atlas transverse process to carry out the adjustment. READ MORE...
ATLAS ORTHOGONALITY
The first UpC approach, which I will summarise, is that which was pioneered and developed by Dr. Roy Sweat pictured here with his adjusting instrument, the Sweat Percussion Instrument, which imparts a percussion (sound wave) to make the atlas adjustment. READ MORE...
ADVANCED ORTHOGONALITY
The Advanced Orthogonal Technique is a very precise adjusting approach which utilizes state-of-the-art, percussion instrument, sound wave adjusting. The Advanced Orthogonal procedure offers patients a gentle and precise treatment for the correction of upper cervical subluxations. READ MORE...
BLAIR UPPER CERVICAL
The Blair Upper Cervical approach is unique in the UpC chiropractic profession; in that today it is still the only NON-orthogonal based precision Spinographic (spinal radiographs or X-Rays) and adjustment technique. READ MORE...
NUCCA
The NUCCA approach to upper cervical analysis is very similar to other upper cervical methods. NUCCA analysis is a derivative of work by Ralph Gregory, D.C., who founded the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and John Grostic Sr., D.C. READ MORE...
ORTHOSPINOLOGY
First, I would like to provide a definition for orthogonally-based upper cervical chiropractic care as follows: A method for analyzing and correcting the occipito-atlanto-axial subluxation complex. READ MORE...
KALE BRAINSTEM
Michael Kale, who is a Palmer graduate, has worked to emulate B.J. Palmer’s work and Kale's adjustment procedure is very similar to that of Palmer’s Hole in One [HIO] procedure. READ MORE...
LANEY INSTRUMENT
The procedure developed by Dr. John F. Grostic has been proven to be the most effective method for cervical corrections, and also in proving the performance with post x-rays. Dr. Grostic’s procedure consisted of establishing a correction vector, or path through space, for all conceivable misalignments. Calculating certain anatomical and misalignment factors establish this vector. READ MORE...
APPLIED UPPER CERVICAL BIOMECHANICS [AUCB]
From state-of-the-art neurophysiologic imaging and radiographic analysis to adjustive procedures, AUCB is unique when compared to other upper cervical techniques. Its foundation is built upon Dr. Palmer's 15 years of unprecedented research into the effects of upper cervical technique on the global physiology of the human body. READ MORE...
UPPER CERVICAL ORTHOGONAL - COWIN
The Cowin & Bras approach to chiropractic is known as Upper Cervical Orthogonal and employs a gentle, full-console (i.e. not hand-held) minimal-force (three pounds) adjusting instrument. READ MORE...
ZIMMERMAN (SAM)
When you were conceived, you were given a brain and spinal cord first. So important, so basic, were these that both were protected, encased in bone. The bone around the spinal cord was jointed (the vertebrae) to allow movement, flexibility. However, movement was limited except in the two top vertebrae, the axis and atlas. These two vertebrae are freely moveable to nod, shake and turn your head. READ MORE...
SUTTER SPECIFIC ATLAS CORRECTION
Max Sutter graduated from The Palmer School of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa in March 1925. In November 1925 he was licensed to practice Chiropractic in the State of California. His offices were opened in Huntington Park, California, in July 1926, and he was in continuous practice at that same location. Max engaged in original research from 1938 to 1940 READ MORE...
OTHER TECNIQUES
There are some other ‘listed’ upper cervical techniques, which I will mention here however, I do not know enough about these techniques to begin to explain them. Where I have managed to find some information I have provided it here in summary with the appropriate sources.
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