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Our Chiropractic Techniques

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience.

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Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:


After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free up “stuck” joints… read more»

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust…read more»


Clinical Biomechanics of Posture® is effective in producing improved posture, spinal alignment and restoration of essential spinal curves… read more»


One specialty technique in this office is the procedure we call an ‘alignment’.

The checking procedure for this technique is to observe the difference in the body from left and right sides.  This can be done using the scale test, muscle strength test, tenderness, posture test – eyes closed standing, muscle tone etc.  These tests demonstrate possible neurological imbalance in the body that may be coming from the brain’s reaction to overload (e.g. from stress).

An alignment is a gentle yet powerful lift procedure and is used to help reset or re-establish nerve output from the brain, thus assisting to balance the entire body.

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let us know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.


Dr. Jeff Conrad | Hobart and Bellerive Chiropractor
Phone: (03) 6244 2444


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