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DNFT vs Activator Technique

Santa Cruz Non-force Chiropractic Clinic

Santa Cruz Non-force Chiropractic Clinic has offices in both Santo Cruz and Los Gatos, CA, which is operated by two chiropractors, Dr. Katie Griffin and Dr. Masi Bayless. The clinic is a full-service chiropractic treatment facility. The clinic is mainly known for offering a non-traditional chiropractic method referred to as Directional Non-Force Technique, which is only employed by elite chiropractors.

The Experience and Training of Dr. Masi Bayless and Dr. Katie Griffin

Dr. Griffin is committed to holistic medicine. She keeps up to date in her areas of interest, which increases her knowledge and practice regarding Directional Non-Force Technique® (D.N.F.T.), ensuring her patients that she has have up-to-date skills continually.

Dr. Masi and Dr. Griffin share the same medical and chiropractic skill sets, proponents of holistic medicine which includes a professional dedication to nutritional and exercise research and has also developed expertise in D.N.F.T. They both strive to make sure clients are comfortable with the treatment and can help with emotional and inflammatory issues.

Chiropractic Techniques

The ultimate goal of D.N.F.T.is for patients is to control their health issues with professional guidance as needed. D.N.F.T. can help people who want to take control over their health, D.N.F.T. reinforces chiropractic adjustments and overtime it reduces the need for return adjustments. This technique provides powerful results that last. DNFT does not involve sudden or rapid movements nor cracking of joins. Issues that patients come into the clinic for generally only take a few visits to resolve. Our doctors perfect the technique of  DNFT and make it three dimensional. Unlike traditional adjustments, at our office, we break down what would normally be one full adjustment into many smaller ones.

The Activator Method is the technique a chiropractor uses to replace or support the traditional manipulation thrust technique. The technique uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument, which delivers a gentle impulse force to the spine. The goal is to restore motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.

Call Santa Cruz NonForce Chiropractors

Santa Cruz Non-Force Chiropractors provide a comfortable and professional environment. Please call  (831) 618-0019 today to schedule an appointment! We make sure you receive the best chiropractic care in the Santa Cruz and Los Gatos areas.


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