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Chiropractic Care

Dr. Martin examining patients backOur Chiropractic Techniques

Several highly effective adjusting techniques are offered at Martin Chiropractic Clinic. These approaches help improve spinal biomechanics and decrease interference in the nervous system. We chose to provide these techniques based on our clinical judgment and years of experience.


Considered to be one of the most common chiropractic techniques used, Diversified is a hands-on technique that involves the use of a specific manual thrust. The objective of the technique is to restore proper movement and alignment of the spine and address joint dysfunction. The energy produced during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound, but that’s just gas and fluid moving in the body. It’s nothing to be concerned about!

Activator Methods®

This technique, which uses a handheld instrument, is ideal for young children, seniors and anyone who prefers a lighter adjustment. One of the reasons why we chose to offer the Activator Methods Adjusting Instrument is it delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust.

As it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, helping to make adjustments comfortable and effective. The Activator is also ideal for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.


Another instrument we use at the practice is the Impulse. This small, handheld adjusting instrument delivers an incredibly fast adjustment. Unlike adjustments performed by hand, this instrument can make your adjustments more accurate. Besides being more precise, patients enjoy this type of adjustment as they find it pleasant and relaxing.

Our Other Therapies

We also offer the following modalities at Martin Chiropractic Clinic:

  • Physiotherapy (Laser, Ultrasound, Traction & Interferential Current Therapies)
  • Extremity care
  • Muscle release techniques
  • Orthotic assessment
  • Rehabilitative exercise programs

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and would like to be adjusted in a certain way, please let us know. We will always provide care that’s customized to your particular needs. It’s our hope that you can relax and experience many benefits from your chiropractic care.

Contact our Waterloo practice today to schedule a convenient appointment!


Chiropractic Care | (519) 886-2570