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Types of Treatment

Activator Methods

Activator Methods is a highly effective procedure which a trained Chiropractor can use to provide a gentle and highly specific adjustment.  Dr. Celeste received thorough training in both the procedure of Activator Methods, and the Activator adjusting tool.

Many patients report preferring Activator Methods of adjusting over the standard manual manipulation, due to its highly gentle and effective use, and its non-invasive procedures. When evaluated with the Activator Methods, Dr. Celeste can effectively determine when to adjust, where to adjust, and most importantly, when not to adjust.  When it is determined that you are in need of correction, the Activator tool is used to provide a quick, painless, consistent, and gentle adjustment.  Since it works much quicker adjustment than doing it by hand, there is rarely any resistance due to the body tightening up, thus making the adjustment for gentle and effective.  It’s also very helpful for adjusting hands and feet, knees and elbows, hips and shoulders, as well as other joints of the body.

Activator is approved by Medicare for use in manual manipulation and approved by the FDA.  There are various types of tools and methods that imitate Activator technique, but doctors that use it properly must receive proper training in the use of Activator technique.

Diversified Technique

Diversified adjusting is a gentle, hands on technique.

Diversified technique, also commonly referred to as Diversified Chiropractic Technique, or DCT, involves application of “a short (low-amplitude), quick (high-velocity) thrust over restricted joints (one at a time) with the goal of restoring normal range of motion in the joint.” 

Basic technique principles: Diversified technique has three main objectives. These are to restore spinal alignment, repair joint dysfunction, and enhance proper movement.

Technology for Nervous System Evaluation (Surface Electromyograpy sEMG)

Dr. Celeste uses the latest technology available for evaluation of muscular and nervous system imbalance.  A computerized evaluation is performed as part of every patients examination to evaluate the nervous system functioning.

Surface Electromyography (sEMG)


The sEMG measures the quality, quantity, and symmetry of muscle tension and spasm by evaluating the electrical activity of muscles. Because nerves control your muscles, Subluxations disturbs overall nerve function, causing an abnormal amount of electrical current to flow to the musculature.

This information, taken in concert with your health history and clinical findings, is useful in assessing the beneficial changes that result from chiropractic care.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective in supporting the well-being of individuals having a variety of issues with pain and dysfunction

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