New advances in chiropractic treatment has given us the ability to offer our patients a more gentle and effective approach to health and wellness. We use a hand held instrument called the Integrator to deliver low force, precise chiropractic adjustments to our patients.
The Integrator™ and the TORQUE RELEASE TECHNIQUE
Out of the largest human population research study in chiropractic history comes the Integrator™.
The Integrator™ is the only chiropractic adjusting instrument that was developed out of randomized clinical trial, blinded and with placebo control. The study was designed by Robert Duncan, Ph. D., biostatistician, at the University of Miami School of Medicine, together with the Holder Research Institute and founded in part by a grant from the Florida Chiropractic Society.
Years of development, testing and design went into creating an instrument that would deliver that 3rd dimensional dynamic that adjusting by hand embraced but that no other instrument in chiropractic delivered; “TORQUE” and “RECOIL”. THE INTEGRATOR reproduces the entire thrust and movement components of TOGGLE RECOIL, the classic Chiropractic Method of adjusting by hand at a speed of 1/10,000th of a second.
No instrument in chiropractic history has been able to reproduce what the hands were intended to do! Many other features are built into the Integrator however the precocking/tip sensitive automatic release mechanism makes the Integrator the first and only chiropractic adjustment instrument capable of totally true inter-professional reproducibility.
This instrument, also known as the Torque Adjustor™ is unlike other hand held instruments. The Integrator has true force adjustment as well as choice of three tip sizes, shapes and density characteristics to allow for the chiropractor the greatest outcome in correcting almost any subluxation that can present itself. The Integrator™ is a legally marketed instrument in the United States and it is an integral part of the chiropractic treatment that we offer to our patients. Few others have FDA approval!
FAQ – Torque Release Technique
What is Torque Release Technique?
Torque Release Technique (TRT) is called a “tonal” technique because it normalizes the tone of the nervous system. Imagine that your nervous system has a volume control—if you turn the volume up to high, it causes distortion (increased tone) which can show up as internal organ complaints, musculoskeletal stresses, and diminished immune response. The same occurs if the volume control is set too low, in other words the nervous system is not sending enough messages to the body for what is necessary to get the job done. (decreased tone) This causes your systems to become sluggish, they slow down function and sometimes simply turn off, the muscles become weak and do not support your skeleton well, leading to all sorts of aches and pains.
Torque Release Technique corrects these problems with increased or decreased neurological tone by normalizing the functioning of the nerves, spinal cord and brain. TRT is based upon correcting spinal misalignments, called subluxations, primarily where the wrapping of the spinal cord and brain, the dura mater, attaches to the spinal segments. 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.
What can I expect from Torque Release?
Many people notice a tremendous sense of relaxation and well-being after TRT. Most people take deep sighs after these adjustments as their bodies release deep neurological stresses that have been accumulating over the years. Overall, it’s always a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.
I didn’t feel any noises or popping sounds when you worked on me. Did you really give me an adjustment?
There’s many ways of adjusting the spine. Some involve a physical movement of the joints between two spinal bones, resulting in the sound that people are so familiar with. Other techniques use light force that do not cause any sound. Both techniques work! It all comes down to the intent of the chiropractor in releasing stresses to your nervous system. Dr. Sulack uses a combination of techniques to provide you the finest care possible.
What types of conditions does it help?
It’s important to note that Torque Release Technique is not a treatment for specific diseases. TRT is meant to correct spinal subluxations that are interfering with the neurological control of your body.
Is this technique safe for infants and children?
We have found in our chiropractic treatment that this technique is one of the best ones we’ve seen for all ages of children – from birth through adolescence. The technique is extremely gentle, with no forceful manipulations of the spine. Children really enjoy it!