Joint & Soft Tissue Mobilization

Watch above to learn about how we do Mobilizations at Holistic Integration!

General Information

At Holistic Integration, we do not manually manipulate the structure with our chiropractic, meaning we do not pop, crack, or twist. We want to minimize the micro-tears within the muscle tissue, so to do that, we do not take the patient out of range of motion. We adjust by hand placement, inertia, and gravity and rely on x-rays to tell us how the structure is shifted. Before we move forward with any patient, we require x-rays to have the full picture of the patient’s structural needs.

Extremity Mobilization

chiropractic mobilization

This type of mobilization refers to all structures outside the spine – feet, knees, wrists, etc.… by using the appropriate instruments, we can assist with joint pain, frozen shoulder, gait issues, carpal tunnel, and such. By aligning the extremities of the body, we are assisting in strength and mobilization in the body.

TMJ Mobilization

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. This is the joint that attaches the jaw to your skull. When the TMJ is out of alignment, patients experience headaches, a locked jaw, difficulty chewing, and ringing in the ears. We recommend that all of our patients be seen for a TMJ mobilization after visiting their dentist.

Activator Mobilization

This style of mobilization refers to a particular instrument. The “Activator” is a spring-loaded hand-held instrument used for smaller joints. This style can vary from chiropractor to chiropractor, dependent on the pressure they prefer. We approach this style gently and with less aggression than is typical. Due to the activator’s high speed and controlled force, this allows us to pinpoint specific areas and not have muscle resistance in the manipulation.

Logan Basic

This alignment is done by applying light pressure on the sacral bone and is utilized with hip misalignment, nerve pain going down the legs, pregnancy, and if one leg is shorter than the other. This mobilization is especially beneficial with balance issues and kids as they are learning to walk.

Drop Table

With our x-rays, we can evaluate if the spine is shifted left, right, forward, or backward. We then can mobilize from the proper angle for the spine to get it back into alignment. Different parts of the table will rise, and resistance will be changed depending on the patient’s weight of area and misalignment. We then use the resistance, angle, and force to align the spine without stretching the muscles.

Atlas Orthogonal

This alignment is a specialty within the chiropractic field. Atlas Orthogonal focuses on the first vertebrae of the spine. It is the only vertebrae in the spine that do not have a bony attachment, meaning when it is out of alignment the rest of the spine does not follow creating an impingement of the nervous system. Many symptoms can be relieved by correcting the Atlas – Dizziness, Vertigo, Seizures, Carpal Tunnel, Scoliosis, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Bell’s Palsy, and much more.

The Nervous System & Your Spine

Your brain is made up of nerve cells that organize into a thick cord of billions of nerve fibers, also called the spinal cord. The nerves then branch out into numerous nerves that extend throughout your body. The Nervous System is the highway on which your body communicates and keeps healthy. When the nerves cannot communicate due to misalignment of the muscular-skeletal system, this affects the body’s ability to keep these organs healthy.
Types of chiropractic
Our Chiropractors will determine which type or types would be best based on x-rays and their review of findings.

Nervous System Throughout Your Spine





Blood supply to the head, pituitary gland, scalp, bones of the face, brain, inner & middle ear, sympathetic nervous system, & eyes

Headaches, migraines, nervousness, insomnia, head colds, nervous breakdowns, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, ear infections, hormones, menstrual difficulties, depression,

brain fog, digestive disorder, & brain function


Eyes, optic nerves, auditory nerves, sinuses, tongue, forehead, & heart

Sinus troubles, allergies, deafness, eye troubles, fainting spells, & seizures


Cheeks, face, teeth, facial nerve, & lungs.

Neuralgia, neuritis, acne, & dry skin


Nose, lips, mouth, eustachian tubes, mucous membranes, & lungs

Hay fever, hearing problems, & tonsilitis


Vocal cords, neck glands, & pharynx

Laryngitis, hoarseness, whiplash, & throat conditions


Neck muscles, shoulders, & tonsils

Hiccoughs, stiff neck, upper arm pain, arm eakness, & loss of grip strength


Thyroid gland, bursa in the shoulders, & elbows

Bursitis, thyroid, & shoulders


Arms from the elbow down, hands (incl. wrist/fingers), esophagus, trachea, & heart

Asthma, dry cough, shortness of breath, bronchitis, & breathing problems


Heart, coronary arteries, lungs, & bronchial tubes

High or low blood pressure, chest pain, heart conditions, irregular heartbeat, & breathing problems


Lungs, bronchial tubes, pleura, chest, breast, & heart

Bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, & congestion


Gallbladder, jaundice, & shingles

Gallbladder, jaundice, & shingles


Liver, solar plexus, circulation, heart, esophagus, & stomach

Liver issues, stomach problems, & ulcers


Stomach, esophagus, peritoneum, & duodenum

Indigestion, heartburn, colitis, digestive disorders, & ulcers


Pancreas, duodenum, stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder, peritoneum

Diabetes, gastritis, pancreatitis, ulcers, digestive disorders, & blood disorders


Spleen, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, adrenal cortex, small intestine, & pyloric valve

Blood disorders, stomach ulcers, stomach pains, leukemia, anxiety, digestive disorders, fatigue, & lack of immunity


Adrenal cortex, pancreas, spleen, gallbladder, ovaries, uterus, & small intestine

Allergies & hives


Kidneys, appendix, testes, ovaries, uterus, adrenal cortex, spleen, pancreas, & large intestine

Kidney troubles, fatigue, hardening of the arteries, nephritis, conditions of the testes & uterus


Kidneys, ureters, large intestine, bladder, adrenal medulla, adrenal cortex, uterus, ovaries, and ileocecal valve

Kidney infection, kidney stones, menstrual difficulties & pain, stress disorders, intestinal disorders, & digestive disorders


Small intestine, lymph circulation, large intestine, bladder, uterus, kidneys, & ileocecal valve

Rheumatism, gas pains, lymph circulation problems, swelling, & digestive disorders


Large intestine, inguinal rings, & uterus

Constipation, gas, colitis, diarrhea, & hernias


Appendix, abdomen, upper leg, & bladder

Bedwetting, appendicitis, cramps, difficulty breathing, acidosis, & upper leg


Sex organs, uterus, bladder, knees, prostate, & large intestine

Bladder troubles, menstrual troubles, impotence, & knee pain


Prostate gland, lower back muscles, & sciatic nerve

Prostate problems, low back spasms, sciatica, & leg weakness


Lower legs, ankels, feet, & prostate

Swollen ankles, weak ankles, tingling in the feet, leg cramps, leg pain, back pain, & sciatica


Hip bones, buttocks, rectum, sex organs/genitalia, bladder, ureter, & prostate

Pelvic problems, leg length differences, & spinal curvatures