What if Iím not able to lie on my back?
Most of the time I begin checking the body while in a standing position, and I typically adjust findings in the posture and in the sequence that I find them. If lying down is uncomfortable or impossible, the Arthrostim tool allows adjusting in any position, even while moving. This can be useful for pregnant moms where certain postures may be limited. Body indicators may steer us to adjust in the sitting or lying position if possible, and even in postures unique to an injury or stressor.
Many subluxation patterns are state dependent, meaning that they may only appear when the body is in a position that recreates the conditions in which the distortion was produced. Using a challenge and check process, it is possible to determine which position is necessary to release to next sequential subluxation. Common examples include motor vehicle accident injuries that may be adjusted while sitting with hands on an imaginary steering wheel, head looking into an imaginary rear view mirror, while an imaginary vehicle approaches from behind at 50 mph. Another example is standing with an imaginary golf club (could be real, but my office is small) in various stop action positions of a swing, checking for an occipital drop that indicates associated distortion needing correction. The possibilities are endless, but the bottom line is that lying on your back for an adjustment is definitely not necessary.