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Our Chiropractic Techniques

Dr. Bowman is proud to be able to offer her patients a wide variety of techniques to suit each of their individual needs. Before adjusting, each patient is given electric stimulation and heat therapy. Then Dr. Bowman will generally begin using Cox Flexion-Distraction followed by the Diversified technique.

Dr. Bowman also frequently adjusts extremities, including feet. Though not many chiropractors include this in their repertoire, Dr. Bowman finds many patients experience relief, not just in the feet and legs but throughout the entire body.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:

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Dr. Bowman builds upon her techniques with exercises and stretching plans.


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»

Cox Flexion-Distraction

We use a special table so we can traction your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae and relieving pressure to spinal. read more»

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. read more»

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

We use this special type of low level electrical current to stimulate supporting muscles of your spine, reducing inflammation and spasm. read more»


While many health problems can be traced to the spine, wrists, elbows, shoulders and knees, other joints of the body can be helped. read more»


Using these curved stainless steel instruments, we can successfully resolve adhesions and scar tissue, offering a pleasant sense of release. read more»

Let Dr. Bowman figure out which combination of techniques can provide the most relief for you! Call (413) 213-1114 today to schedule an appointment!