The Techniques We Use and Trust

There are over 200 different chiropractic techniques, and these techniques vary greatly in force, scientific basis, philosophy, and effectiveness.  
Generally, a chiropractor uses about 1-5 techniques in practice, which means that each chiropractor can have very different things to offer.  


Peak Atlas Chiropractic offers a number of techniques based on sound scientific research, excellent clinical results, and personal experience.  

Dr. Loren specializes in Atlas Orthogonal (upper cervical care), Activator Method (low force adjusting tool), Functional Medicine (Endocrine and Gut Balance) in his practice, and other techniques which have shown positive results in certain circumstances. 
We strongly believe in listening to our patients’ personal experience, intuition, and knowledge in order to create tailored personalized care.

A Quick Summary of Some of Our Techniques:

What is Atlas Orthogonal?

Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Chiropractic care is a chiropractic technique that focuses of the relationship of the Atlas and Axis, which are the first two vertebral bones of the spine. This area is arguably the most significant and important area of the spinal column; the brain stem actually sits inside of the Atlas, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) flows through here, and this area has higher mobility thus less stability. Dysfunction at this level can affect the whole body in a variety of ways. It has been documented to help treat chronic pain throughout the whole body, nerve dysfunction, fibromyalgia, MS, Migraines, seizures, asthma, and more.  Being such a unique and specified technique, Atlas Orthogonal has been able to help many people when other chiropractic techniques could not.  Read more about AO care…

What is the Activator Method?

Activator Method is a protocol of adjusting that is very gentle. A hand held instrument is used to deliver an adjustment. Many patients prefer the low force adjusting of the activator in comparison to traditional approaches. It is especially well suited for the very young and old. Patients who are sensitive, or have a low pain tolerance, tend to tolerate the low force of an activator well. Read more about the Activator Method…

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine focuses on disease prevention using laboratory testing and symptom evaluation to identify patients at risk for developing further disorders. Treatments are meant to help soothe and support the natural balance of the body in order to promote healing and vitality. Read more about Functional Medicine…

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) works with the connective tissue and fluid that surround, protect, nourish, and cleanse the brain and spinal cord. These connective tissues extend from the bones of the skull to the base of the spine and are interconnected with the entire body. CST works by finding restrictions in the body and then using gentle techniques to help the body increase a balanced motion of this system.  Craniosacral Therapy is a light-touch approach that releases restrictions throughout all levels of the tissues (superficial to deep) in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction while improving whole-body health and performance. Read more about CST care…

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release (MFR) treatment works with the connective tissue of the body, called fascia.  Fascia is a densely woven, web like covering that is one continuous structure which surrounds every part of our body creating “pockets” to hold our muscles, bones, organs, spinal cord, and brain. Trauma, inflammatory responses, postural patterns, and/or surgical procedures can create myofascial restrictions that limit movement, while also creating further patterns of restriction when trying to repair the lost function.  MFR involves placing hands on fascial points and following the tissue to areas of restriction.  This may involve very subtly twisting, turning and pulling areas to “follow” the fascial movements. By gently staying with the movement of the fascia, restrictions will resolve, becoming more balanced and mobile.  Read more about MFR…