An Introduction to Koren Specific Technique (KST)
Today’s chiropractors have access to many tools and techniques, any of which may be prescribed to resolve nerve pressure, chronic pain or structural imbalances. Here at Secrest Family Chiropractic we are proud to offer one of the more remarkable techniques out there — Koren Specfic Technique, better known as KST. This technique was developed by Dr. Tedd Koren. Dr. Daniel Secrest, DC was the first chiropractor to introduce it to Phoenix-area patients. But what is KST, and how does it relieve physical problems?
KST is a detailed, comprehensive combination of hands-on diagnosis and adjustment that makes use of both manual pressure and a special device called an Arthrostim. A KST session consists of three phases. In the “challenging” phase we perform a detailed analysis of every part of the body. We then check your body for nerve signaling impairments. This involves a diagnostic known as “occipital drop” in which we check the alignment of the base of your skull you exert various muscles. If one side of the head droops during a particular exertion, we have found a misalignment. In the final “correcting” phase, we use the Arthrostim to make corrections as you sit, stand or move in various ways.
This thoroughness takes time, but it also ensures that we have corrected the underlying problem completely. In this way we can successfully treat facial or TMJ symptoms, headaches, migraines, menstrual or digestive issues, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even chronic muscle conditions such as fibromyalgia. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that their pain and weakness have become aggravated by years of old injuries that accumulated in the body’s “memory.” KST allows us to retrace and resolve these issues.
How Can Koren Specific Technique Help You?
If you have developed chronic pain, weakness or loss of function, take the first step toward relieving your suffering by talking to Dr. Secrest. KST might be just what you need to feel like yourself again!
Do you know others who have undergone KST? Did it help them?