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Our Chiropractic Techniques

Just like fingerprints or snowflakes, no two individuals are exactly alike. That is why at Sofia Chiropractic, we do not believe that everyone should have the same treatment or that everyone will respond in the same manner. Whether a patient wants manual adjusting or prefers a lighter, more conservative treatment, we offer techniques to suit every person’s comfort level. Our chiropractic care techniques and therapies include:

Chiropractic Techniques:

Activator Methods®

Spine image with pain indicatorThis is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. read more»

Cox Flexion-Distraction

We use a special table so we can traction your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae and relieving pressure to spinal. read more»


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


This full spine approach relies on X-rays and a heat-sensing instrument for a thorough evaluation and documented results. read more»

Intersegmental Traction

We gently add motion to each vertebral joint to increase circulation, reduce scar tissue and enhance the effectiveness of your adjustments. read more»

Myofascial Release

We’ll find tender areas where muscles and connective tissue are producing pain and restricted movement and gently release it. read more»


This therapeutic elastic tape can be used to reduce pain and inflammation of over-worked muscles, but still allowing full range of motion. It is especially helpful in treating knee injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, low back pain/injuries and sports injuries.

Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)

Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction. read more»

Thompson Drop

Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. read more»

Graston Technique Alternative (IASTM)

The Graston Technique Alternative IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) utilizes a set of stainless steel instruments that are drawn over your skin to reduce underlying scar tissue and fascial restrictions. Since many long-standing spinal problems produce inflammation, muscle changes and fibrotic scar tissue, this approach is helpful in creating significant, long-term changes to soft tissues throughout your body. read more»

Other Therapies:

Physiotherapy Modalities
Differential Therapy
Electrical Nerve Stimulation
Hands-on Muscle Stretching
Heat, Ice and Contrast Therapy
High Volt Pulsed Galvanic Stimulation (HVPGS)

Is Chiropractic Going to Hurt?

No. Having a chiropractic adjustment can be compared to cracking your knuckles or hearing a click or a pop in your neck or back while stretching. Dr. Sofia explains, “That is what I will do, but I will encourage it in a specific time and place”.  He will perform an adjustment as gently as possible with the goal of creating more freedom of movement in a place that may be subluxated or fixated.

Discover for yourself how our variety of chiropractic techniques and therapies can help you experience relief and healing. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Sofia Chiropractic | (978) 687-7117