What is Non-Force Technique?

adjustment1Dr. Manasson’s choice for Chiropractic treatment is the original light force Chiropractic technique founded and developed by Dr. Richard Van Rump in the 1920s.

This technique gained the reputation of being able to correct difficult Chiropractic cases where other approaches have failed. Dr. Van Rump discovered that using a minimal amount of force, in a highly specific way, was the most effective way of correcting subluxations.



Subluxations are vertebral misalignments that cause nerve irritation by either increasing or decreasing the amount of nerve, blood and lymphatic supply to the body’s muscles, organs and systems which in turn can effect the body’s ability to heal itself or to maintain good health. Without this interference, Innate Intelligence can keep the body functioning at 100% of it’s potential.

Innate Intelligence

Our belief is that the body has it’s own “Innate Intelligence”. This means that the body has the ability to function on its own. For example, cell division, reproduction, wound healing and breathing.

Challenging & Leg Measuring

shell3At the heart of the technique is a method of challenging and leg measuring to detect the presence and location of subluxations. Then a light thumb thrust adjustment is used to correct the subluxation. Specificity is an aspect that makes the technique so effective. Structures included in our analysis and corrective care are vertebraes, discs, ribs, cranial and facial bones, extremities, muscles, soft tissues and organs.


This technique offers many advantages; there is no twisting or popping of the joints. This is a low force adjustment, which feels more comfortable for most patients. At each visit you are evaluated as to how your body has healed since the last treatment and to find what needs to be adjusted at that point. Your progress is always discussed with you. Because of the gentleness and specificity, Non-Force Chiropractic is the technique of choice for patients of all ages during the acute stages of injury, such as falling, lifting, tripping or automobile accidents. This includes children, patients with degenerative joint disease as well as patients who are apprehensive about manipulative techniques.

Pain Relief

Pain relief is important to anyone who is suffering. Pain is the effect of the body’s built in alarm system. It’s simply a warning telling you something is wrong with the body. Every ache and pain and every sign or symptom, whether it is numbness, tingling, indigestion, constipation, headaches, etc. can be early warning signs of impending trouble.


Determining the basic cause of an illness or condition without the use of dangerous drugs or surgery are the special skills of doctors of Chiropractic.  By taking a detailed history, physical examination and other tests we will be able to determine the exact location of the misalignment and correct it.

X-rays, are taken only when medically indicated. Patients are referred to highly specialized medical centers.

Good Health

I believe that health is a lifestyle and that healing is a process. The foundation for all good health is a properly functioning nervous system. Our nervous system includes our brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves which controls and coordinates all bodily functions. Removing nerve interference is the key for good and vibrant health.
Good health is not an accident. Proper nutrition, moderate exercise, plenty of water and proper rest are necessary for your body to reach it’s maximum healing ability and maintain good health. Chiropractic care enhances your body’s own natural ability to heal itself. Your body’s ability to heal is infinite.