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Our Chiropractic Techniques

We utilize state of the art techniques and equipment at our Downpatrick chiropractic office.

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment and years of experience.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:


After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints.


Sacro Occipital Technique® helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction.

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust.

Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.

Logan Basic

Your Chiropractor will use his thumb to apply a light pressure to the muscles that attach to the sacrum. (Knowing exactly where to deliver this light contact requires years of training and experience.) He’ll hold this contact for about 10 minutes or however long is needed to relax the muscles. With repeated visits, as muscle spasms are reduced, the sacrum is able to assume a more normal position.

Ready to Get Started?

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. McElroy (Chiropractor) know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

If chiropractic sounds promising, we encourage you to have a firsthand experience in our Downpatrick practice. It’s easy to get started.

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