Family Practice of Chiropractic | Dr. Gabrielle Freedman

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We know what’s important isn’t just the services that we offer or the conditions that we treat, but rather how we provide those services and treat those conditions. Dr. Freedman and the entire team at Family Practice of Chiropractic are committed to processing the knowledge, expertise and caring attitude, which will satisfy your individual needs.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Specific Chiropractic and Wellness Care
  • Specialty in Pediatric and Infant Chiropractic Care
  • Certified in Low Force Specific and Pre-Natal Adjusting Techniques

You can find out more about the techniques Dr. Freedman uses at the Family Practice of Chiropractic by clicking the links below.

Techniques

Koren Specific Technique

What is Koren Specific Technique (KST)? The procedure is made up of three steps (the 3 Cs):

First Step

The first step, challenging, is part of the analysis procedure. In a relatively short period of time the entire structural system can be checked: skull, spine, discs, hips, ribs, sternum, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, feet – literally anything that is out of position can be analyzed.

Second Step

The second step, checking, tells me if the body part is in its proper position. The base of the skull is used as a yes/no device.

Thus we have a binary or yes/no system telling us if an area needs or does not need to be corrected or adjusted. This system is akin to muscle testing (applied kinesiology or AK) wherein a muscle will become weak when confronted with a negative impulse.

Third Step

Correcting, step three. When an adjustment is needed the area is corrected using the Arthrostim™ adjusting instrument.

The ArthroStim™ is an FDA approved instrument developed by IMPAC technology in Oregon. It has been continuously refined and perfected over its 22-year history. It introduces energy/force/information to the body to realign segments and remove nerve pressure at a speed of 12 “taps” per second (12 hertz); it is a fast, accurate, low force and controlled adjustment.

The ArthroStim™ gives patients a very specific adjustment, meaning that only the segment that is out of position is adjusted; there is no twisting, turning or “cracking” of joints. This technique permits adjusting in different postures.

This is very important because sometimes a problem can only be reproduced in a certain position. For example, a driver in a car accident (sitting) may not reveal their spinal damage or subluxations when standing; therefore they must be analyzed and corrected in the seated position. This is especially noticeable with people who suffer pain, neurological problems, TMJ and other conditions.

Adjusting people in the standing position has the added benefit of working with gravity. I don’t have to say, “OK, please stand up and see how you feel” because the patient is already standing. Their body can process the adjustment or correction immediately.

If you’d like to find out more about KST, you can visit Dr. Koren’s website.

Webster Technique

Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body’s ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system–the communication system between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct spinal, pelvic and cranial misalignments (subluxations). When misaligned, these structures create an imbalance in surrounding muscles and ligaments. Additionally, the resulting nerve system stress may affect the body’s ability to function optimally.

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.

Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association discovered this adjustment as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function. This specific sacral analysis can be used on all weight bearing individuals to determine S/I joint dysfunction/ sacral subluxation and is therefore applicable for the entire population. The assessment includes heel flexion to buttocks, with restricted flexion indicating the affected SI joint. Correction is made with a diversified, sacral adjustment. It is used on all weight bearing individuals presenting with this biomechanical restriction. Common symptoms include (but are not limited to) low back pain, sciatic neuralgia, and symptoms associated with sacral subluxation and/ or S/I joint dysfunction.

The ICPA recognizes that in a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia).  Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation.32 The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

If you would like to find out more about the Webster Technique, you can visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s website.

Diversified

First, an analysis of your spine is performed. With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered, based on experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.

Thompson Drop

This technique is both a system of chiropractic analysis and a way to minimize the amount of energy needed to adjust the spine using a special table with drop-away sections.

Logan Basic

Logan Basic is one of the lowest-force adjustive techniques. Logan Basic Technique is a system of body mechanics with special emphasis on pelvic and spinal distortions and the subluxations that affect spinal structures. Logan Basic Technique is a light force, full-spine adjusting procedure highlighting the correction of spinal and pelvic pathobiomechanics, which has been found to be very beneficial for women during all stages of pregnancy.

Learn more about the Logan Basic Technique.

Flexion distraction for disc injury

A great way to decompress the spine and an awesome technique for disc injuries. This is the best opportunity to prevent spinal surgery.

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“My back is really feeling great. I am so lucky to have heard of Family Practice of Chiropractic. The staff are so pleasant and helpful. I can go walking and the back feels good.”


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Dr. Gabrielle Freedman
Family Practice of Chiropractic
112 Mayor Thomas J McGrath Hwy
Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: (617) 472-4220
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