ART is a technique used for soft tissue injuries. ART is well known in the athletic community but Dr. Jacobi noticed most of the symptoms he works with respond real well to the treatment no matter the patient. In chiropractic, when there is a misalignment, there is always some sort of soft tissue injury either causing the misalignment or a side effect of that misalignment. By addressing the soft tissue in the area of complaint most experience quicker recovery, a decrease in the level of pain and improved patient satisfaction. Ask Dr. Jacobi about ART and it’s benefits today.
SOT stands for Sacro Occipital Technique. “Sacro” refers to the sacrum which is considered the foundation for the spine. “Occipital” refers to the back of the head. So, SOT is a method of normalizing the relationship between the foundation of the spine and the top of the spine. It is this relationship and how these two bones get along with one another, that has been proven to be so important in the normal functioning of the brain and spinal cord. This is a low force technique in which the patient goes through a few visceral/muscle tests to help identify the problem. Once Dr. Jacobi has performed these tests he then focuses on that problem by applying a couple wedges around the hips. The wedges are designed to let the weight of the body apply a traction like force to the joints, allowing the body to assist in the correction.
Diversified technique is the most commonly used adjustment technique by chiropractors. Like many chiropractic techniques, Diversified is characterized by a high velocity low amplitude thrust. Diversified is considered the most generic chiropractic manipulative technique and is differentiated from other techniques in that its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and joint dysfunction.
Gonstead is a big technique, in the sense that 58.5% of the chiropractor out there say they use it, although not exclusively. In a phrase, the Gonstead practitioner seeks to “Give the Right Adjustment at the Right Place and at the Right Time.” The “right adjustment” is a specific, highvelocity, low-amplitude thrust that corrects a subluxation, and with it, the associated nerve interference. The adjusting strategy itself emphasizes specificity, high velocity thrusting with an audible release and lines of drive that favor posterior to anterior movement of the vertebrae. This is one of the main techniques taught at Palmer College.
The Activator technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on patients of all ages since the late 1960s, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns. Incorporating the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations, this unique system of administering spinal adjustments using research-based analysis and the Activator adjusting instrument can help restore spinal balance safely and comfortably. Because of its effectiveness and gentle nature, the Activator has grown to become the world’s most widely-used instrument assisted technique. Dr. Jacobi has specific training in the Activator techniques as it is one of the techniques he chose to become certified in while at Palmer College.
The Thompson Technique is another method of adjustment that involves analyzing the length of the legs. This system of analysis and drop-table correction has been used by thousands of successful chiropractors. This technique uses a ‘drop table’ for adjustment, where a gentle thrust is applied to the joints, which in turn, sets the drop piece into motion and targets the specific joint or tissue. After completing a leg check analysis, your chiropractor will determine the type of misalignment and then perform a series of adjustments on various joints.
Physiotherapists are primary healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives. Dr. Jacobi has currently passed all his physiotherapy exams showing that he is able to perform this profession onto his patients. Not only does he have the schooling experience in physiotherapy but this is something that he has personally experienced on almost a daily basis during his years of participating in sporting events.
Cryotherapy is a treatment of cold temperatures to an injured area of the body. Dr. Jacobi uses ice packs and places them over the injured area. Cold decreases muscle activity and slows nerve velocity, therefore it is often used to decrease spasticity and muscle guarding. It is commonly used to alleviate the pain of minor injuries.
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Dr. Jacobi uses a combination of mechanical and manual massage to help the patient to relax so he can perform the best adjustment possible.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are described as irritable spots in muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in muscle fibers. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. Dr. Jacobi uses a sustained pressure on these points to over-exert the taught muscle fibers and cause the nodules to relax.
Dr. Jacobi will provide counseling to anyone who shows interest. The level at which he will get involved is completely up to the patient. He will answer any question the patient has on dieting advice, nutritional supplements and healthy eating along with assisting the patient in their own nutritional goals. Dr Jacobi has several sources of information within his office that he lends to his patient.