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Posted on 10-23-2011

architect_tools_200_300.jpgChiropractic BioPhysics® is a more systematic, comprehensive and scientific approach to chiropractic medicine. One of the main goals for overall health is attaining improved postural alignment, and the chiropractic techniques behind CBP® can help to attain that. But what exactly is Chiropractic BioPhysics®?

The name originates from the concept of applying physics to biology in chiropractic medicine. CBP® practitioners still use standard chiropractic joint adjustments, but they also implement specific techniques such as Mirror Image®, meaning opposite position, postural adjustments, spinal exercises and tractions. The promise of CBP® is a chiropractic treatment offering longer-term and more permanent relief for patients. The technique has taken 25 years to develop, and was started in the 1980s by Dr. D. Harrison. Currently, CBP® is the fastest growing chiropractic technique, mostly due to its foundation in scientific research and its highly cited success rate in curing various ailments and illnesses associated with spinal misalignment.

The procedure was developed so that the alignment of the spine and posture can be treated in a non-invasive manner. Using CBP® can help, not only in correcting faulty alignments, but also in reversing previous problems associated with spinal misalignment. The ultimate goal is permanent rehabilitation.

In order to practice as a CBP® chiropractor, the doctors must complete five Chiropractic BioPhysics® seminars and pass both a written and practical examination. Once they have met the above criteria, they become distinguished fellows. This extra training is one of the ways a CBP® chiropractor differs from a normal one. A chiropractor using the CBP® method is able to act both as a regular chiropractor and as a specialist with a broader outlook. Chiropractic BioPhysics® is strongly evidence-based. Treatment outcomes from previous patients are tabulated into guidelines that inform the treatment plans of new patients.

When working with a CBP® chiropractor expect to see lots of rulers, protractor, charts and diagrams. Be accurately depicting the current spinal position and the forces acting on it, the doctor can develop a set of corrective exercise to restore proper alignment. For example, if you carry your head too far forward, the CBP® chiropractor may have you work on strengthening the muscles in the back of the neck so that they can exert a stronger pulling force. If you carry your body weight too far to forward or to one side (not directly over your heels), the CBP® chiropractor will have you do mirror image-style exercises over-exaggerating the position in the opposition direction in hopes of training the body to adopt a neutral, centered position.

Chiropractic BioPhysics® is where physics meets anatomy. It is a new and promising field for systematically correcting posture based on an understanding of the multiple forces acting on your spine.


[1] http://cbppatient.com/learn-chiropractic-care/introduction-to-chiropractic/ Accessed October 2011

[2] http://www.idealspine.com/ Accessed October 2011

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