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Our 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.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:


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

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»


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»


Named for its developer, we conduct a thorough evaluation using full spine X-rays and a heat-sensing instrument for accurate adjustments… 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»

Cox Flexion-Distraction – Cervical and Lumbar

This non-force approach uses a special table so we can traction your spine, relieving pressure to compressed spinal discs and facet joints… read more»

Palmer Package

We’re experts on a wide range of effective adjusting approaches taught at the Palmer College of Chiropractic, the birthplace of chiropractic… read more»

Extremity Adjusting

So why do some chiropractors adjust extremities? First let’s explain what we mean by an extremity or extremities. When chiropractors speak of extremities we will be talking about the joints of the body besides the joints in the spine This would include: the jaw, ribs, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, fingers, hip, knee, ankle, foot, and toes.

Chiropractors have always looked to the spine for fixations, subluxations, and joint impropriety. These fixations, subluxations, and joint impropriety can also occur in your extremities. These extremity problems can sometimes cause chronic spinal problems. Most often the spine will be checked and adjusted before an extremity will be checked and adjusted (Extremity Adjustments should compliment Spinal Adjustments).

Possible symptoms of extremity fixations, subluxation, and joint impropriety include:

  • pain in the extremities or in extremity joints
  • fatigue in the extremities
  • weakness in the extremities
  • catches in the extremity joints
  • stiffness or immobility in the extremity joints
  • chronic cervical problems
  • chronic back problems

The goal of extremity adjusting will be to analyze the extremity, evaluate the extremity, establish an extremity treatment plan and co-ordinate this plan with the spinal treatment plan.



EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation), Ultrasound, Rehab Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Orthotics by Foot Levelers, Tri-Cor cervical pillows, Supplements including Standard Process weight loss/cleanse program, Lumbosacral back supports, wrist/elbow/knee/ankle braces, Hot/Cold Packs, and Biofreeze.

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

Call our Moline Chiropractor office to make an appointment today.


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