Orthopractic is a term that takes the world of orthopedics and chiropractic and merges the two.
At Trailhead, we practice Orthopractic versus Chiropractic. The difference is in the goal of use of the chiropractic skills.
Orthopedically, manipulations to the skeletal system can greatly increase range of motion to relieve pain and restore normal function.
We use HVLA's (high-velocity adjustments) when needed to restore motion to a joint and we mostly work the fascia and soft tissues with grade 3 and 4 mobilizations (grade 5 is an HVLA) to restore mobility.
Once mobility is normalized, we teach you how to emulate this at home so you are not RELIANT on us.