We use a number of different techniques depending on the conditions we are asked to deal with.
Dynamic manual adjusting: this where the offending joint is gently put under tension and a quick thrust is used with the hand to release the joint.
Activator: a small mechanical device, placed over the joint, spring loaded and released; this releases joints by percussion.
Electronic gun manipulation using a a small mechanical device to again release the joint by percussion.
Neuromuscular Re-education: a deep massage technique to treat muscle strain.
Acupuncture, used with joint and muscular conditions to relive spasms, reduce pain and promote healing.
Homeopathy is sometimes used to help with tissue healing etc..
The choice of therapy is made by balancing the needs of the condition to be treated and the approach the patient wants to take.