The Pettibon System is an advanced approach to spinal correction that treats both soft and hard tissues surrounding the spine by incorporating physical therapy, chiropractic care, and fundamentals of neurology. After first carrying out a patient diagnosis using X-rays, the Pettibon System takes a very calculated and all-encompassing approach to correcting the spine and helping patient optimize mobility while drastically minimizing pain.
The system was developed by Dr. Burl Pettibon about 30 years ago. Dr. Pettibon aimed to ensure that the human spine maintains its proper structure and performs its normal functions. Dr. Pettibon states that that the nervous system is critical in the maintenance of proper posture of the spine.
Unlike other forms of chiropractic care, the Pettibon System is proven effective for long-term spinal correction as it not only promotes optimal alignment of the spine, but it also strengthens and balances surround tissues of the spine. Below are a few other elements that make working with a Pettibon chiropractor so effective.
In addition the system addresses the postural muscles which are involved in the stability of the spine and some associated joints. The Pettibon System's chiropractic care procedures avoid the use of drugs and chemicals that could have side effects on the body.
One of the treatment protocols used in the Pettibon System includes the wobble chair. The chair can move in various directions all on a single joint in order to facilitate exercise motions for nutrition delivery, lumbar disc mobility, waste elimination, and re-hydration.
The Pettibon weighting system consists of specially designed and patented head, hip and shoulder weights that patients are required to wear for about 20 minutes daily in order to correct the spine. The extent of spinal displacement to be rectified determines the amount of weight to be placed on each of the body parts. It affects the intervertebral disc and relieves back pain.
The whole body vibration also serves as one of the treatment protocols. It is designed to improve blood circulation, strengthen muscles and bones as well as improve the production of serotonin “happy hormone” while decreasing the production of cortisol also called the “the stress hormone”.
The repetitive cervical traction exercise is another treatment protocol. It involves stretching the ligaments and muscles of the upper back and neck. It helps to restore proper posture and curvature of the neck. Learn more about how the Pettibon System works for chiropractic care.
To learn more about the Pettibon System, or to consult an experienced Pettibon System chiropractic, visit:
Hamilton Chiropractic Offices
1313 Gilman St, Ste B
Berkeley, CA 94706
Phone: (510) 526-3362
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