156 West Chestnut Street
Washington, PA 15301
Dr. Brenneman and Dr. Bedillion have the knowledge, skills, and training to suggest and execute the chiropractic technique that will benefit you the most. Their past education allows them to provide you with the most advanced chiropractic care. They will take the time to discuss your needs and the options available to you. They will make sure you are completely satisfied with the entire process.
Palmer Package (both doctors are Palmer graduates)
Palmer package is a system of chiropractic care taught by the Palmer College of Chiropractic. It includes a variety of techniques. The main ones being: Diversified, Thompson, Gonstead, and Toggle Recoil. Diversified consists of spinal analysis to identify the improper position of one or more vertebrae, and the administration of a manual thrust. Thompson uses a special table with drop-away sections to minimize the amount of energy needed to adjust the spine. In Gonstead, the practitioner uses full-spine X-rays, and then has the patient sit, kneel, or lie on their side so adjustments can be made. Finally, Toggle Recoil consists of the administration of a high-speed, low-force thrust to the upper spine.
The Gonstead technique is a full spine technique, not just a cervical adjustment. It uses x-rays as a reference for curves of the spine and for disc spaces.
Diversified chiropractic technique addresses biomechanical failure in each section of the spine, as it relates to subluxation
The Cox technique reverses the harmful effect of gravity on spinal discs and joints. It is meant to reverse a herniated or bulging disc—most often in the lower back. This technique is highly effective for these difficult conditions and is an excellent alternative to lower back surgery.
Activator method is a proprietary diagnostic and treatment system based on the belief that differences in leg length indicate the need for spinal adjustments. The technique utilizes a small handheld instrument, called an activator, with a soft rubber tip to deliver a light, circumscribed force to the area deemed in need of treatment. This gentle technique works well for patients who do not like the sound associated with adjustments performed by hand. It also works well for patients who cannot handle a forceful adjustment.
Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT) is a method of chiropractic care designed to normalize the relationship between the foundation of the spine (sacrum) and the top of the spine (occipital). The therapy aims to reduce or eliminate pain, but its primary goal is to normalize whole body function. We often use this technique in combination with Cox technique in treating disc bulges and herniations.
The Nimmo technique uses compression to alleviate extremely tense muscles or trigger points that have formed due to trauma, poor posture, and physical or emotional stress.
Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in these muscles or other parts of the body.