Activator Methods Technique (AMT)

The Activator Methods Technique (AMT)  is a gentle, low-force chiropractic technique that was developed in the late 1960s to improve safety and comfort for chiropractic patients. The Activator Method evaluates the function of your muscles and joints to determine areas of your body that are out of balance. It is an efficient pain-reliever, delivering very specific, controlled, and gentle joint adjustments to the spine or extremities, without undue strain. It’s able to pulse faster than the human hand, which lessens tension during the treatment. It also applies pressure at the precise location of the injury, which protects the joint. The Activator treats many types of joint pain, including back and neck pain. The Activator Method® is one of the most widely researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials that support its efficacy.

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

FSM is a system of treatment that uses micro-amperage current and the resonance effect of frequencies on tissue and conditions, reducing symptoms and improving health.  The micro-amperage current is the same kind of current your body produces on its own, so you can’t feel this taking place. The FSM frequencies are electrical pulses measured in hertz or pulses per second, and are all below 1000 Hz. The frequencies appear to change cell membrane receptors that then change cell function and even cell structure. The FSM’s frequency-specific effect is remarkable and reproducible for treating a huge range of issues, including inflammation; fibromyalgia; concussion; neuralgia; joint and muscle pain; and dissolving or softening scar tissue.

German Auricular Medicine (GAM)

GAM is a form of ear acupuncture recognized for its effectiveness at treating chronic pain. The surface of the ear reflects all parts of the body and is a direct link to the nervous system. GAM uses needles or electrical stimulation to allow a practitioner to have extremely precise access to otherwise undetectable blockages to healing, zeroing in on the source of the problem as well as its subsequent symptoms, and clearing away systemic stress. GAM is endorsed and practiced by thousands of European medical practitioners.


Even conditions related to internal scars or the central nervous system -  conditions that would otherwise demand invasive procedures - are able to be assessed and treated. GAM has no side effects, and has remarkable results with most conditions, including chronic pain.

Myofascial Release

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and surgical procedures create connective tissue restrictions, which can produce pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch that do not show up in many of the standard tests (X-rays, CT scans, electromyography, etc.)


Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy that targets these connective tissues, referred to as the fascia, which protect and support your muscles.  It uses slowly applied, gentle pressure to allow the fascia to elongate.This therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles, aiding muscle mobility and reducing muscular pain. It also helps with stability and coordination, and in resolving long-standing compensations in postural and movement patterns


Carole primarily uses a type of myofascial release technique called Anatomy Trains Structural Integration, developed by bodyworker Thomas Myers in the 1990s. This type of myofascial release is widely used by physical therapists, personal trainers, massage therapists, athletes and coaches, Pilates and yoga teachers, chiropractors and osteopaths.

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