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 The Arc Of Tension model: AOT

The AOT establishes a single based model in the approach of Spinal manipulation:

Currently SMT (Spinal Manipulative Therapy) and peculiarly the mechanical chiropractic adjustment is learned as a succession of separate and sometimes secretive techniques transmitted in school or  in private seminar.

With the AOT model:

  • you will learn from a single model and how to apply this model to the whole spine and to multiple techniques, saving time, energy but more importantly establishing rules that affect globally the outcomes of any hands-on adjusting protocol.

  • You will become patient-centrist instead of being doctor-centrist.

  • You will multiply the quantity of technique that you use in the office at least by 3 to 10.

  • You will be able to watch a YouTube video and state right away if this will or will not work.

  • You will be able to offer constructive critics to well established protocol (Gonstead, SOT, CBP, etc...)

  •  You will learn the protocol of delivery of any SMT with a never reached precision before and you will describe it with more precise terminology such as “segmental extension”, “segmental lateral flexion”, “stabilization by translation”.

  • You will eventually want to create your own technique with what you have learned.

The Arc of Tension model is directly issued from the different books published by Dr. Dubarry which adds a few sections to the classical chiropractic adjustment:

  1. Accurate positioning of the patient’s body part distal of the treated segment.

  2. Patient preparation to the deliverance of the adjustment. (such as: muscular fatigue, mental preparation, isometric exercises, isotonic exercise)

  3. Use of physiological and neurological techniques of facilitation prior and during the adjustment. (Such as Refractory period, sequential drop, breathing optimization, etc...)

  4. Custom design of an exercise integrated to the patient environment using daily life props (such as chair, sink, belt, pillows, grass, carpet, tile, beds)

There are three prongs to the Adjust For Success seminars:

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