What is Atlas Orthogonal?
Dr. Hejny specializes in the "Atlas Orthogonal Technique".
Atlas Orthogonal is a gentle, effective and proven Chiropractic technique that does not utilize physical manipulation.
Atlas is the top Vertebrae of the Spine and supports the head. Orthogonal means at right angle to or square. If the Atlas is not square to the head and Spine (referred to as subluxated) then the head and spine are by necessity out of alignment.
Essentially if the head is not on straight then the spine cannot possibly be straight. The resulting stress that ensues may cause discomfort to the Back, Shoulders, Pelvis, Hips, Knees and Ankles.
In the examples on the upper left, a normal Atlas is aligned squarely with both the Spine and Skull. A misaligned or subluxated Atlas is not square.
The lower left example clearly depicts the effects of a subluxated Atlas on the entire Skeletal frame.
The resulting stress and discomfort may be felt far from the source of the real fault. This sometimes makes an accurate medical diagnosis difficult.