Our Techniques

Our Chiropractic Techniques

Having attended the chiropractic university that teaches the highest number of chiropractic techniques within the core curriculum, our Barrhaven chiropractors have many tools to assist you in your healing.  We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use will be specific to what we feel will work best for your individual chiropractic case and is based on our judgment and years of experience.  Chiropractic adjustments should feel good, if you are ever uncomfortable with a specific style of adjusting we can change which technique we use for you.

The primary adjusting techniques our Barrhaven chiropractors use include:


Often the first technique most people think of when they imagine a chiropractic adjustment.  After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free up “stuck” joints.  These types of adjustments are safe, effective, and feel good.


Thompson technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine, making adjustments even more gentle and comfortable while remaining equally effective.

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust.  One of the gentlest techniques and highly effective.


Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction  SOT can be particularly effective in dealing with SI (sacroiliac) joint pain and with herniated (slipped) spinal discs.


By releasing the stress on a pregnant woman’s pelvis, the uterus and surrounding ligaments relax, permitting the baby to get into the best position for birth,  naturally.  Gentle and safe, Webster’s is one of the most effective ways of promoting optimal fetal positioning for birth.


While many health problems can be traced to the spine, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees other joints of the body can be helped.  Chiropractors focus on the spine but other joints of the can also be addressed, let us know if you have any concerns in other joints and we will assess and care for them along with your spine.


If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let our Barrhaven chiropractors, Dr. Carreira or Dr. Salgueiro know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care. Call Barrhaven’s Marketplace Chiropractic at 613-823-1255 today!


Marketplace Family Chiropractic Centre
Marketplace Massage Therapy Clinic
80 Marketplace Avenue, Barrhaven, Ottawa, Ontario |  613-823-1255
Helping Barrhaven, Manotick, Nepean and Ottawa stay Well For Life!


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