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Our Chiropractic 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 clinical judgment and years of experience.

Computerized Muscle Scan

Computerized Muscle Scan

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

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»

Atlas Orthogonal (A.O.)

An Atlas Orthogonist is trained in the structure, function, and biomechanics of the upper cervical spine. The Atlas Orthogonist is a fully accredited, Board Certified and licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. In 1970, Dr. Roy W. Sweat, D.C. B.C.A.O. designed a chiropractic adjustment instrument called the Atlas Orthogonal Instrument. He has since created a series of six different models.

Atlas Orthogonal

Dr. Sweat, the founder of A.O., delivering an atlas adjustment

The instrument allows a doctor trained in Sweat-Atlas Orthogonal Technique to adjust an atlas misalignment with a very high degree of precision, while applying minimal physical pressure. This unique feature eliminates most patient discomfort during treatment. Dr. Sweat’s precision instrument was created to deliver nearly flawless chiropractic adjustment based on the specific misalignment findings from x-rays. A doctor of chiropractic trained in Sweat-Atlas Orthogonal Technique will take 3 x-rays of the spine in the cervical and upper-cervical area to determine their exact relationship. In proper position, the atlas will be orthogonal, or perpendicular, relative to the center of the skull, ie: in the center of the lower cervical spine both in the frontal plane, and the center of the skull in the horizontal plane.

The Sweat-Atlas Orthogonal Technique has been added to the curriculum of many higher-learning institutions of chiropractic. 6. Myovision: Surface Electromyography (SEMG) is the measure of muscle tension. When there is a problem with your spine, or “subluxation”, the muscles respond to this nerve interference by tensing and bracing to compensate for the problem. By measuring the differences in muscle tension from one side of the spine to the other, Chiropractors can identify problem areas. Once a problem has been discovered, periodic re-exams can track your progress towards more normal function. Myovision exams are quick and painless, and they can help Dr. Matsuno target specific areas for treatment!


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»


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»

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

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Dr. Hiro Matsuno, 1317 18th Street, Springfield, OR | (541) 726-7151