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Diversified and TRT
Dr. Allison Scholes has two techniques that she uses regularly with her patients. Below is a brief description of both, and if you ever have any questions about either during your visits here, we encourage you to ask! We want our patients to feel comfortable and confident with the care you receive here in our office.
Technique #1: Diversified
This technique can include the following, but it is dependent on what will work best for your body because we know that not every body is the same!
-gentle manual adjustments
-use of the drop table
-instruments (example: Arthrostim)
Technique #2: TRT
What is Torque Release Technique? TRT is called a “tonal” technique because it normalizes the tone of the nervous system.
Imagine that your nervous system (spinal cord) like a guitar string – if you tighten the string too much, it changes the tone of the instrument. The nervous system can work in the same way. When there is tension on the spinal cord, or the meninges (or the sheath or the cord) you change the way your nervous system communicates between the brain and the body. This can show up as organ dysfunction, decreased mental clarity, musculoskeletal stresses, and diminished immune response. Pain is almost always the last thing to show up.
Increased tone can cause your nervous system to use too much energy on trying to compensate for the distortion, and not enough energy on the basic fundamental processes. TRT can correct these problems through increased or decreased neurological tones being normalized, and bringing back normal function of the nerves, spinal cord and brain. TRT is based upon correcting subluxations, which are areas of altered neurological tone. Instead of moving the bone, TRT identifies the exact area where the sheath around the cord (the dura mater or meninges) attaches to the spinal segments and is causing problems in the nervous system communication. These attachments only occur in a small number of sites in the spine; the upper neck area, the sacrum and coccyx. The dura also attaches to all the bones of the skull.
Torque Release Technique is based on gentle touch and light thrusting by hand or instrument. This low-force adjusting method allows the nervous system to better integrate and understand the new corrective information, and to process it throughout the spinal cord and brain.
By adjusting one area of the spine, we can affect up to 10 different areas of compensation including the mid back. Over the next 24-48 hours after receiving this treatment patients often notice changes in energy levels, an overall sense of well-being. Often times, patients go through a “retracing” period where their bodies actually start to release layers of compensation set as a result to repetitive stress on the body and mind. This can cause some discomfort, and can even resurface old injuries that the body did not properly deal with.
TRT uses the Achilles tension as one way of assessing for subluxation. When there is torsion on the meninges, the sciatic nerve gets irritated and will cause the calf muscles to “tone” or slightly contract and shorten the tendon. When the doctor does a pressure test on an area of subluxation (nerve interference or area of torque), the tension is temporarily relieved and shows through changes in the tendon length. Sorry kids, it’s not magic, it’s neurophysiology!