Specialty Treatments

We are pleased to offer Somerset, PA and the surrounding area, the latest in Chiropractic care techniques that are often found only in the larger metropolitan areas of the United States and around the world. Dr. Gard has studied directly under the leading specialists in these fields and has several years of experience and success with these state-of-the-art procedures.

Cranial Low Force Technique--Cranial Low Force Technique (CLFT), developed by Doctors Mary Kriebel, D.C. and Stuart Marmorstein, D.C., is one of Dr. Gard's specialty treatments that is finally available in the Somerset area. It is a powerful clinical procedure that can be performed in 1 to 4 minutes. With only a light, fingertip pressure, it can balance the spine and pelvis and instantly restore tone to muscles resulting in improved internal functioning of organ, endocrine, and neurological systems of the body.

During treatment, the doctor may use gentle pressure treatment on the skull, along with related techniques to balance a patient's nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Cranial Low Force Technique is painless, non-invasive and very effective.

Patients have reported how gentle and relaxing the CLFT treatment is to receive. Our technique can be performed with the patient lying down or sitting. It requires only light fingertip pressure. No heavy stretching, pressure or instrument insertions with CLFT. For those that are apprehensive about having their necks twisted or cracked, it is a gentle but very effective procedure.

Neuro Cranial Integration--Neuro Cranial Integration (NCi), developed by Dr. Craig S. Ross, D.C. of West Hills, CA, is another specialty treatment now available at Gard Chiropractic. It is a revolutionary technique that aligns the cranial bones and brain hemispheres from the inside out and from the top down. The re-alignment takes tension off the nervous system, releases cranial, fascial and muscle tissue fixations, and returns proper cerebrospinal fluid flow throughout the spine and entire body. When pressure is taken off the brain, it can do its job more efficiently and allow the body to function at a higher level.

NCi is able to affect the brain, the spine and the entire nervous system in a way that is simply not accessible through spinal manipulation or soft tissue techniques. Although other systems, such as cranial sacral, cranial release and others also affect the cranium, none reach the dura mater that is directly responsible for brain and nervous system balance and health.

Because NCi allows the left and right brain hemispheres to re-balance and reintegrate in a profound way, the functioning of the central nervous system automatically improves.