CBP (Chiropractic Biophysics) is more than posture. It is about curvature...
Posture gets a bad rap from therapists. Everyone seems to be a posture expert and makes these outrageous claims of how correcting posture fixes this or that. Obviously, some of this must be true, but the therapists disagree about so much. CBP practitioners look one layer deeper than just posture. We also look at spinal x-rays and determine the curvature of the spine. This is critical because posture alone does not give information about the curvature of the spine.
Traction is a unique therapy that is distinct from other therapies like exercise, stretching, adjustments, heat, ice, etc... Traction is a sustained stretch applied to joints that are relaxed. It is intended to change the structure of ligaments, which hold the spine locked into a unique shape for everyone. Traction is sometimes used in surgery for a completely different purpose, and it is also sometimes used by Physical Therapists and other therapists to "decompress" injured discs. The type of traction used by CBP practitioners is very different from either of these types of traction.
CBP traction involves bending, and it sometimes utilizes combinations of different pulls to change the shape of the spine. General chiropractors, physical therapists, and medical doctors are unfamiliar with these techniques and do not offer them as treatments. This is why CBP practitioners get substantially different (and better) results.
Unfortunately, adjustments alone do NOT change the shape of the spine. This is a tough pill for any chiropractor to swallow, and many refuse to acknowledge this. After all, the founders of the profession thought that they were doing just that!
Why use CBP?
CBP is all about creating long term relief. Chiropractic can do so much more than short term pain relief. Thetechnique combines traction with the chiropractic adjustment, specific exercises, and focused stretching. These therapies are made just for you, based off the unique shape of your spine.
The combination of traction, exercise, and adjustments produces measurable changes to the shape of your spine. These changes last and allow the spine to fully heal. CBP is the only technique proven to do this consistently in peer-reviewed research.
Dr. Yadira Santiago at AltMedical Clinic uses Chiropractic BioPhysics to get to the source of your issue. Using the principles of science and chiropractic care, they create a care plan specific to your needs.