Our Approach

Who can benefit from our care? Everyone!

Infants, seniors, mothers-to-be, athletes, accident victims or anyone experiencing discomfort can benefit from a healthy spine and nervous system. If you have a health problem, we will develop a treatment plan customized for you to correct the cause of your suffering, not just treat the symptoms.

Once you are symptom free, regular chiropractic and upper cervical care is one of the best ways to stay healthy and well-balanced.

Low-force techniques

At Whitty Chiropractic we utilize the following low-force chiropractic techniques.

Dr. Whitty with a patient

Learn more about atlas orthagonality

Atlas orthagonality

Many years of clinical research points to the fact that much of the problem associated with spinal misalignment and its consequences can be associated with the atlas vertebra, the top cervical bone in the neck.

This one bone can effect the alignment of the entire spine. The spine is like a chain—when the first link is twisted and turned, each link down to the last turns—thereby disrupting the rest of the chain.

Consider the atlas the first and therefore the most important link in that chain. The human body is balanced when the head is positioned in the center of the feet. When the atlas is misaligned it causes the head to tilt. The spine then shifts to support the weight of the head, thereby creating biomechanical and postural stresses and strains. When the atlas bone is properly aligned, that is in the orthogonal—or neutral—position, the rest of the spinal vertebra come into better alignment allowing the body to heal itself. The delicate and complex connections of the nervous system allow communication between the systems of the body.

Irritation or pressure within the central nervous system can interrupt communication between the brain and the body, thus creating a variety of health problems.The top two vertebrae, the Atlas and Axis, are especially vulnerable to injury or misalignment because they are the most mobile segments of the spine. If neglected, an Upper Cervical misalignment can lead to irreversible spinal degeneration and chronic ill health. Upper Cervical misalignments can be caused by falls, auto accidents, sports, job injuries, concussions, physical or emotional stress, poor posture, or even birth trauma.

Common conditions and symptoms that respond to upper cervical care include:

  • Acid reflux
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Auditory (ear) dysfunction
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colic
  • Digestive disorders
  • Disc bulges/herniations
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Immune function
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Learning disorders
  • Low back pain
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Meniere’s syndrome
  • Migraine headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neck pain
  • Neurological disorders
  • Otitis media (ear infections)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder & arm pain
  • Seizure disorders
  • Skin disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcers
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Visual (eye) disturbance
  • Whiplash

Learn more about the activator method

Activator Method

The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on patients of all ages since the late 1960s, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns.

Incorporating the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations, this unique system of administering spinal adjustments using research-based analysis and the Activator Adjusting Instrument can help restore spinal balance safely and comfortably. Because of its effectiveness and gentle nature, the Activator Method has grown to become the world’s most widely-used instrument chiropractic technique.

Restoring spinal balance safely and successfully has been the driving force behind the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique.

The technique utilizes specific protocols to detect spinal joint dysfunction, analyze leg length inequality, identify issues with body mechanics, and test neurological reflexes. By analyzing results of these examinations, an Activator doctor can initiate the process of restoring spinal balance in the patient, gently and effectively.

Dr. Whitty using the activator method on a patient

The Activator Adjusting Instrument is the tool more doctors choose to deliver low-force chiropractic adjustments. This unique hand-held instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers, and was designed to give patients a specific and gentle adjustment. The Activator provides a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient. In fact, adjustments with the Activator are so quick and measured, the body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and accurate adjustment.

Learn more about B.E.S.T.

Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.)

B.E.S.T. is a non-forceful, energy-balancing, hands-on procedure used to help reestablish the full healing potential of the body.

Understanding the body makes no mistakes regarding health and longevity, B.E.S.T. principles acknowledge the concept of Interference we create with our conscious mind.

Dr. Whitty using the B.E.S.T. method on a patient

Physical B.E.S.T. is based on scientific principles utilizing light pressure contacts on the surface of the body to address parasympathetic and sympathetic imbalances. When expressed in the intrinsic muscles of the spine as a chiropractic subluxation, pinched nerve, or muscle spasm, this pattern of imbalance can lead to symptoms of discomfort and loss of function throughout the entire body.

Emotional B.E.S.T. utilizes advanced technology developed to update higher brain interference from expression in the physical body. When emotional thoughts such as worry, guilt, and fear become the overriding factor in our memory patterns, interference with the divine plan for our perfect health and wellness becomes the norm. This interference, formulated by conscious thought which in turn becomes a pattern, prevents the true expression of our physical bodies healing capability. Emotional B.E.S.T. is an advanced procedure to help identify this emotional pattern, update the interference, and then allow the body to function based on current situations rather than past experiences. This is the core of B.E.S.T. technology. This is a roadmap for health and wellness.