What to Expect with Vital Chiropractic

Why We Offer a Shared Family Treatment Space:

We believe that community is built through connection.

As we are working to connect your brain to your body and your body to your brain through specific chiropractic adjustments, you can also connect with your little ones or new friends at the table next to you.

The playroom is just a few feet away, which is comforting for toddlers and older children who want to make sure their mom or sibling isn’t too far from them.

Our open space allows others to see that what we do is safe, gentle and effective.

*To honor your personal space, a private room is used for all consultations and at any patient’s request.

Houston Family Chiropractic Clinic
Houston Family Chiropractic Clinic
Houston Family Chiropractic Clinic

Why we choose a tonal approach to chiropractic care:

Chiropractic techniques fit into 3 basic models based on the three body systems primarily addressed by chiropractors. Chiropractic intimately involves itself with the skeletal system, the muscle system and the nervous system. Therefore, while all chiropractic techniques involve all three systems, the techniques themselves can be differentiated from one another based on their method of assessment and their method of correction.

Our chiropractic care includes the following techniques:  Torque Release Technique, Webster Technique, MC2, Dynamic Body Balancing, Craniosacral therapy, Craniopathy and Sacro-occipital Technique (SOT), Gillespie Craniofascial Technique (CFT).

  • 1 Segmental or skeletal system centered chiropractic techniques adjust vertebrae that are not in their optimum position back to a more normal position and, in so doing, affect the nervous system first and then the muscle system next.
  • 2 Postural or muscle system centered chiropractic techniques first involve putting tension or relaxation within the muscle system in order to allow an easier structural adjustment to take place. In so doing, this approach involves the muscle system first which then affects the skeletal system and then, finally, the nervous system.
  • 3 Tonal or nervous system centered chiropractic techniques are not muscle or bone based but rather focus on the nervous system and the related changes in a person’s physiology. As such, tonal chiropractic techniques look at the nervous system first and the doctor’s input into the nervous system then affects the muscle system which, in turn, affects the skeletal system.

Since all three technique models work and produce good results, why would we prefer a tonal approach?

The answer comes in understanding how the interference to a person’s nervous system takes place to begin with. Did the bone move out of place thus affecting the nerve which then affects the muscle? Bones cannot move by themselves so there must have been a muscle imbalance first.

Did the muscle imbalance occur first thereby causing the bone to move out of its normal position? Muscles do not think or act on their own so a muscle imbalance can only be the result of an unbalanced nerve supply to the muscles. So, the bone can only move if a muscle moves it and a muscle will only move when the nervous system tells it to. For us then, it makes more sense to address the nervous system first so all else can follow.

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