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Our Chiropractic Techniques

Dr Gillian Nixon adjusting.

Dr Gillian Nixon adjusting.

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment and years of experience.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:


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»


Named for its developer, we conduct a thorough evaluation using full spine X-rays and a heat-sensing instrument for accurate adjustments… 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»


Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine. read more»

Dr Gillian Nixon doing a spinal assessment

Dr Gillian Nixon doing a spinal assessment

Paediatric and Pregnancy Specific Techniques

All our Chiropractors understand Pregnancy, the changes your body will make and can help you get through the process of adaptation. read more»

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let us know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care. Call Vital Spines today to get started: 03 9499 7005.