Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is a specific approach to renewed health and relief of discomfort without manipulation. The Atlas Orthogonist is a doctor in the field of Chiropractic, with training in the structure, function, and bio-mechanics of the upper cervical spine. The Atlas Orthogonist is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic who, in addition to six or more years of education, utilizes a light-force method of specifically adjusting the spine.

The Atlas Orthogonist has undergone extensive training specializing in correcting spinal misalignment by using the atlas orthogonal percussion instrument. This method is gentle and effective and requires post graduate training. The Atlas Orthogonal system is a painless and safe spinal correction which restores body balance and increases the body's natural healing ability. Our clinic uses the Atlas Orthogonal system of to care for our patients.

A brief family history of atlas adjusting

● In the 1950s, Dr. Hagen’s father, Dr. Vern Hagen, was originally taught to adjust the atlas by hand​ under Dr. BJ Palmer using the HIO technique.

● During the 1960s, Dr. Roy W. Sweat taught Dr. Vern to adjust the atlas by hand using the Grostic technique

● After referring his daughter-in-law to Dr. Sweat (1980’s) to help alleviate her migraines, Dr. Vern learned that Dr. Sweat had developed the Atlas Orthogonal (AO) technique that uses an Atlas Orthogonal Percussion Adjusting Instrument to align the atlas. Drs. Vern and Trent Hagen traveled to Atlanta to learn the AO procedure from Dr. Sweat and incorporated it in their practices

● Dr Troy Hagen began training under Dr Sweat in 1993.

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