Koren Specific Technique

In this office we offer a unique, breakthrough approach to patient care called Koren Specific Technique (KST). There s no twisting, turning, “cracking” or “popping” of joints with KST; instead, you receive gentle, specific corrections to your spine and structural system. Most adjustments or corrections are done with you standing or sitting.

Correcting subluxations

We are correcting a serious form of nerve stress caused by distortions in your spine and body structure. This stress is known as a subluxation. Subluxations can cause physical and mental/ emotional malfunction. They are often associated with loss of energy, pain, weakness and disease of all types.

What causes subluxations?

Subluxations may be caused by physical, chemical or emotional stress or trauma. Our purpose in this office is to remove this stress from your body/mind complex so that you may become physically and mentally healthier.

Gentle yet powerful

KST is very gentle and yet very powerful. Patients usually notice dramatic changes from the first visit. Your body will likely hold its corrections for a much longer time with KST, so you can have deeper physical and emotional subluxations (stresses) addressed.

What does KST do?

KST permits us to quickly, easily and gently check and correct (or adjust) your body for subluxations, wherever they may arise. This includes your cranial bones, TMJ, entire spinal (vertebral) column, sacrum, coccyx, discs, hips, sternum, ribs, femur heads (upper thigh bones), shoulders, knees, feet, hands and anything else that needs correcting.


The real power of KST is that people often experience retracing as deep, unhealthy stresses leave their bodies. This is an essential aspect of the journey toward health and wellness for it involves expressing and releasing unhealthy physical and emotional stresses.

Your body has many layers. At each session we correct what your body is revealing at that time. Older injuries, older distortions, older subluxations and older symptoms (both physical and emotional) may surface at later sessions. The release of old injuries is part of the healing process. On occasion, patients have reported “cleansing” symptoms such as diarrhea, pus, mucus, fever, rash, etc. These symptoms are usually temporary. Also, not everyone experiences retracing on a physical or conscious level. Sometimes dreams increase or unusual dreams occur as a result of KST care.

Sometimes an area is so weak and the distortion so extensive that a segment put in place may not stay in position and may need re-correcting.

How do we practice Koren Specific Technique?

The procedure is made up of these tree steps (the 3 Cs)

  1. Challenge
  2. Check
  3. Correct

The first step, “challenge”, involves gently moving a body part in various directions. Your structural system is scanned for subluxations.

The second step, “check”, reveals where you are subluxated.If your body part is out of its correct position and the challenge moves it (ever so slightly) further out of position, the base of your skull (your occipital bone) will slightly drop to the left. This is called the occipital drop (OD) and is a binary neurological biofeedback device. If the body part being challenged is in its proper position then there will be no occipital drop.

The third step, “correct”, moves the body into its correct position. If there is an OD then the area is gently corrected, usually using an ArthroStim™ adjusting instrument. We find that children especially like to be corrected this way-many feel it tickles. Infants often smile during the procedure; they like the soothing vibration.

Why an ArthroStim™

Instead of using our hands to do the adjusting, we use an adjusting instrument called an AthroStim™. It is designed to give twelve taps a second using a very light force. So light, in fact, infants usually do not even react, let alone cry with their treatments. There is no pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, or ‘cracking’ using AthroStim™.

The precise movements produced by the adjustment stimulate neural receptors in the area, which, in turn, produce nerve impulses that relay crucial information back to the brain. It is this ‘neurological feedback system’ that the brain relies upon in order to update its awareness about the areas of the body. Upon evaluation of changes, produced by the adjustment, the brain issues self-correcting commands to the muscular system, and other tissues, to bring about healing changes.

Why twelve taps a second

The AthroStim™ instrument can deliver 12-14 rapid series recoiling taps per second, which works with the natural feedback cycle of the nervous system. This results in an extremely comfortable yet highly effective adjustment. The effectiveness comes from the instrument’s controlled repetitive input, producing a cumulative ‘snowballing’ effect on the neural receptors. Therefore, the AthroStim™ instrument, using greatly reduced forces, can create extensive neurological feedback to the brain. And it works beautifully!

Your body has many layers. At each session we correct what your body is revealing at that time.

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