Kiso Method: Structural Alignment For Chiropractors
by Craig Zion Cain, DC
There are two manuals both under the heading of Kiso Method Structural Alignment. Manual one focuses on the lumbar spine, pelvis and thoracic spine, while manual two delves into the cervical spine and cranio-sacral region. They contain information on both non force and force techniques.
According to the author, the Kiso Method “has a very specific form of analysis and adjusting. The concepts are fresh and original. It’s designed to help those patients with disc injuries, with pain in either the sciatic nerve or brachial nerve or for those patients suffering from chronic or acute muscle spasm.”
Although not widely reviewed, two doctors of chiropractic gave the book high marks on Amazon. One stated: “the low back portion of the Kiso Method is so easy to learn and easy to use that I can’t believe all chiropractors in every school in America have not learned this technique. My patients love it and it’s so subtle in the way it feels but powerful in its effect on my patients.”
The other noted: “The Kiso method is very useful to know when treating patients with spinal problems causing neck, shoulder and back pain as well as numbness and tingling of the limbs. … Although gentle, the results are very powerful and in most cases improvement is instantaneous.”
The author is the founder of Kiso Method and a graduate of Palmer West. While an intern at the college in 1987, he discovered the first part of the Kiso Method by accident. While working on a patient using the knee chest table, he discovered that having the patient on their knees and allowing the patient to increase the lordodic curve in the lumbar spine, allowed the lumbar and sacral vertebrae to be adjusted with very light force. It was eight years later after studying bodywork therapies for two years in Japan, that Dr. Cain started to discover the cervical portion of the Kiso Method.
Both manuals were released in Dec. 2011.
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