ABOUT OUR CARE
KOREN SPECIFIC TECHNIQUE (KST)
With Koren Specific Technique, or KST, patients can be more thoroughly analyzed than ever before.
The entire body - spine, skull, extremeties, etc. - can be checked for incorrect placement that can cause discomfort and dysfunction. Checking tells the doctor if the body part is in its proper position. This system is similar to muscle testing (applied kinesiology or AK) and is extremely efficient.
When an adjustment is needed, the area is corrected using the Arthrostim adjusting instrument, as seen in the photo above. The ArthroStim is an FDA approved instrument that introduces a gentle force to the body to realign segments at a speed of 12 "taps" per second. It is a fast, accurate, low force and controlled adjustment. KST is a gentle, comfortable way to be adjusted for patients of all ages.
At Palmer College of Chiropractic, also known as the Fountainhead of Chiropractic, students are taught a range of techniques that are proven to be safe and effective. These techniques are Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Toggle-Recoil, and Extremity adjusting. These techniques are done on a chiropractic table and the doctor uses their hands to adjust. Dr. Kennedy uses the least amount of force to create the most specific adjustment possible that targets the areas of restricted movement and inflammation.
During these adjustments, it is common to hear a "pop." This is the movement of gas in the joint from one side to the other and is a normal part of a hands-on adjustment. If the "pop" bothers you, there are hands-on techniques that do not cause a pop. All you have to do is ask! Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible during your entire experience at Trinity Chiropractic.