Extremity Specialist

Dr. John is one of about 800 CCEP specialists in the world, and one of only three in all of Tennessee. Treatment of the whole body is based on a properly functioning kinetic chain, which starts at the feet. Even minor subluxations of the foot and ankle can have dramatic repercussions on the entire body, especially the knees, hips, and low back. A proper extremity analysis and adjustment will change the way you view chiropractic.

What is CCEP?

The Council on Extremity Adjusting provides advanced training to chiropractors, leading to the Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner certification.  A CCEP  recognizes that treatment of the whole body requires synchrony between the nervous system and the mechanical control system of the kinetic chain. Subluxations of any joint have both neurological and mechanical components.

Many patients suffer repetitive subluxations and nerve entrapments because the mechanical component is ignored, leaving root causes undiscovered and untreated. The goal of the Council is to provide doctors with the tools necessary to easily diagnose and treat these injuries, incorporating both neurological and mechanical treatments.

Mechanoreceptors are embedded in the tissues surrounding joints. When these tissues get stretched by a misalignment of the joint, this activates an inhibition or weakening of the adjacent muscle. Discovery of these weak muscles and correction of the misaligned joint to restore normal strength is the specialty of the CCEP doctor.

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