I used the old school cracking style of adjusting for almost two decades and got great results and still use it as needed. For the last decade I have used KST primarily because I saw even better results for my patients and most people seem to prefer not being twisted and cracked.
KST or Koren Specific Technique is a way of getting out of your body what it needs. In a relatively short period of time the entire structural system can be checked: skull, spine, discs, hips, ribs, sternum, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, feet – literally anything with the human body can be analyzed.
Using an Occipital Drop Check, the base of the skull is used as a yes/no device. It is a binary feed back loop or yes/no system telling us if an area needs or does not need to be corrected or adjusted. This system is akin to muscle testing (applied kinesiology or AK) wherein a muscle will become weak when confronted with a negative impulse.
When an adjustment is needed the area is corrected using the ArthroStim™ adjusting instrument. The ArthroStim™ gives patients a very specific adjustment, meaning that only the segment that is out of position is adjusted; there is no twisting, turning or "cracking" of joints. This technique permits adjusting in different postures.
This is very important because sometimes a problem can only be reproduced in a certain position. For example, a driver in a car accident (sitting) may not reveal their spinal damage or subluxations when standing; therefore they must be analyzed and corrected in the seated position. This is especially noticeable with people who suffer pain, neurological problems, TMJ and other conditions. Their body can process the adjustment or correction immediately.