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Our Techniques

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 judgment and years of experience.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:


After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free up “stuck” joints… read more»

Impulse iQ

The Impulse iQ® Adjusting Instrument is applied it to the dysfunctional spinal area then thrusts at the ideal frequency to maximize motion while changing frequencies in real-time congruently as motion improves. Impulse iQ® has patented Auto-Sense® technology that senses when mobility is maximized ceasing the adjustment, and providing feedback of the patient’s response to the adjustment. For more information – Click here

Webster Technique

The ICPA recognizes that in a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia).  Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation.32 The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia. For more information – Click Here

Activator Methods®

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

Rapid Release Therapy

High Speed Vibration Therapy delivers 10,000 RPM of Powerful, Pain Relieving, Tension Removing, Revitalizing Vibration Therapy. For more information – Click Here

Cox Flexion-Distraction

We use a special table so we can traction your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae and relieving pressure to spinal… read more»


Sacro Occipital Technique helps normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head, using gravity to make the necessary correction… read more»


Thompson Terminal Point technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine… read more»


Named for its developer, we conduct a thorough evaluation… read more»

Cold Laser

This high-tech tool produces light in the red portion of the spectrum, which has been shown to assist in the healing of soft tissues… read more»
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Intersegmental Traction “Roller Table”

We gently add motion to each vertebral joint to increase circulation, reduce scar tissue and enhance the effectiveness of your adjustments… read more»

Electric Stimulation / TENS units

A device that sends electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals. Comfortable impulses through the skin stimulate the nerve (or nerves) in the treatment area. In many cases, this stimulation will greatly reduce or eliminate the pain sensation. A TENS unit provides pain relief that lasts for hours. It may help reduce or eliminate the amount of pain medications needed… read more»

Therapeutic Exercise

Strengthening and stretching is critical to achieve and maintain structural balance. We will discuss, demonstrate and review movements that you can do at home to improve your condition.

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Mink Chiropractic | (619) 537-6465

San Mateo families enjoy chiropractic and its amazing benefits.