The importance of proper positioning of the cervical spine was proven epidemiologically with the enhanced immunity from those served by Chiropractors and Osteopaths during the Swine flu of 1918. Due to that historical decimation of mankind, between 10 and 20% of the Earth’s population was wiped out. Historically, during that event, large numbers of those who had fallen ill had their lives saved by Chiropractors! Several years ago, it was finally proven by modern science that there is a correlation between the mechanoreceptors of the cervical spine and immunity. Right now, with immunity being a major worry of the healthcare arena and failing miserably along with the significant damage to the health of the body from forward head posture seen in today’s present society from the very young to the aged, a systematic solution is vital for the health of our patients. The means to that positive end can be found in the details of this section!
This section is the bread and butter to McDougle Chiropractic Methods. Conceptually, using the long lever manipulations / mobilizations / adjustments performed by the majority of manual therapists and doctors, makes little sense when we consider the fact that performance is decreased in static stretch activities! Science has shown consistently since the mid 90’s that a hyperstimulation of stretch receptors in ligaments, tendons, and muscles change the nervous system dynamic. This multijoint, high velocity, short lever burst method from Dr. McDougle has shown to enhance the athlete’s performance immediately after the treatment with either a significant re-establiment of proper function after an injury and/or immediate enhanced performance on the field of competition! The significance is the consistent repetition of positive responses to this technique that can be measured not only in athletic performance but in the clinical setting as well.