A chiropractor serving Beaverton, OR
4525 SW 96th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005
Please Note: Gentle Hands Chiropractic is permanently closed as of October 25, 2017.
SOT involves: 1. Spinal adjustments
2. Blocking (placing wedges under) the pelvis
3. Organ reflex stimulation
4. Extremity adjusting (shoulder, knees, elbows, hips, etc)
Low level laser is an non-invasive, drug free method of treating a whole host of conditions. Cold laser treatment results in decreased healing time and diminished pain in a number of conditions such as :
Multi Radiance Laser
1. Arthritis (rheumatoid and
2. Muscle strains and ligament sprains
4. Post-surgical scars and swelling
5. Fractured bones
6. Spinal disc herniation
7. Fibromyalgia and Neuralgia
8. Rotator cuff syndrome
10. Plantar Fasciitis
Activator Methods is one of the most well-researched low force chiropractic techniques in the world. Over 105 manuscripts on Activator Methods have been published by the National Institute of Chiropractic Research and the National Institute of Health. Dr. Meghan Waters has an advanced certification in this technique through Activator Methods International.
During a laser treatment session, the phototherapy laser is placed over the injured area, and the light penetrates your body’s cell membranes to speed up the healing process. This is accomplished by:
1. Stimulation of ATP
2. Stimulation of respiratory chain
3. Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
4. Increased levels of beta endorphins and serotonin
5. Enhanced collagen synthesis
The effects of the low level laser can be either local, regional, or systemic. Not only will you receive a direct benefit over the local area, but you will notice positive changes in your body as a whole. The laser will increase circulation, lymph flow, and increase chemical mediators in the nervous system.
This technique involves isolating the area of misalignment using interactive movements by the patient. The spinal misalignments are then corrected by a mechanical force, manually assisted adjusting instrument called an Activator.
This correction is facilitated by the use of wedges that are placed under the pelvis. Craniopathy, the gentle movement of the cranial bones, is combined with spinal adjustments to increase nervous system function.
The goal of Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) is to restore the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the spinal cord and brain. Circulation of C.S.F. is integral to a well-functioning body, and the breakdown of this pump can cause pain, organ dysfunction, and other pathological conditions.