Robert J. Medeck, D.O., C.S.S.T.
  • 370 East Hersey Street, Suite #2
  • Ashland, OR 97526
  • Phone: 1-541-482-back(2225)
  • Fax: 1-541-488-2962

Training and Education
Dr. Medeck Graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1985.

Palmer College is the oldest school of Chiropractic. It was founded to honor the first chiropractor, Daniel David Palmer (D.D.)

Dr. Medeck also attended Mount Marty College in Yankton,S.D.
Additional degrees include: Dr. Medeck has training in:

Diversified

Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic technique, developed by D.D. Palmer, DC. and taught in all chiropractic colleges. Diversified Technique was refined and developed by the late Otto Reinert, DC, to address biomechanical failure in each section of the spine, as it relates to specific subluxation. The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function, and correction of subluxation. In addition, Diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating sports injuries and other injuries. Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine. X-rays and case histories are used in analysis and diagnosis. No instruments are used in the adjusting procedure. Motion palpitation and full spine, hands-on techniques are used to deliver a deeper thrust, which makes an osseous (popping) sound as the adjustment is given.

Thompson

Thompson Terminal Point Technique is built around the research of Dr. Derifield of Detroit Michigan. Dr. Derifield noticed that the same adjustment on two patients with the same analysis did not always give the same results. As he gained more experience, he found that the answer lay in determining through analysis whether the subluxation was lower spine or cervical. Analysis of the patient's subluxations, using the Derifield Technique, depends upon a very accurate leg check. Dr.Derifield created a set of rules for checking the legs to determine the point of the subluxation in the pelvic and lumbar area. It was further determined that turning the head in certain ways helped to balance the legs. Later Dr. Niblo added testing various trigger points on the side of the short leg, and adjusting the anterior ischium, producing astonishing results. Using a Thompson terminal point table, which is especially designed for the Derifield technique, a special weighing mechanism in the terminal point table instantly weights the patient and adds only enough tension to hold the patient in the "up" position before the thrust is given.

Cox®

Cox® Distraction Manipulation is a chiropractic adjusting technique, a gentle, chiropractic adjustment procedure for BACK and NECK pain. Its procedures were established by Dr. James M. Cox and have evolved over the past 40+ years due to the many efforts of researchers and fellow chiropractic physicians. Cox® Technique is a safe alternative to back surgery for those 95% of patients whose conditions don't demand surgical intervention or back surgery. Cox® Technique may help relieve pain from disc herniations, failed back surgery syndromes, leg pain, sciatica, neck pain, arm pain, ruptured discs, herniated discs, slipped discs, low back pain, facet syndrome, bulging discs, spondylolisthesis, transitional segment, rib subluxations, thoracic spine pain, scoliosis, sprain/strain, disc prolapse, etc. Acute back pain and spinal pain as well as subacute back pain and chronic back pain can be addressed.

Palmer Package

Palmer Package includes adjusting procedures taught through one of the Palmer Chiropractic Colleges; including diversified, gonstead, toggle recoil, and others.

Myofacial and Trigger Point Release

A gentle blend of stretching and massage, myofascial release therapy uses hands-on manipulation of the entire body to promote healing and relieve pain. Therapists use the technique to ease pressure in the fibrous bands of connective tissue, or fascia, that encase muscles throughout the body. Sheaths of this dense and elastic connective tissue weave about blood vessels, bones, and nerves as well, forming an intricate, 3-D web that supports your organs and joints from head to toe and acts as the body's shock absorber.

Scarring or injury to this network of connective tissue may cause pain and impede motion. The therapy's easy stretches aim to alleviate these problems by breaking up, or "releasing," constrictions or snags in the fascia. People with longstanding back pain, fibromyalgia, recurring headaches, sports injuries, and a host of additional complaints are all said to benefit from the technique.

As a holistic treatment that looks at the body as an integrated whole, its roots go back a long way, to the soft-tissue manipulations and stretches of osteopathy, which was first done in the nineteenth century.

Myofascial release emphasizes the importance of mind-body interactions and preventive care. Sometimes it is part of a pain management program that includes behavioral health techniques, acupuncture, drug therapy, nutritional counseling, and relaxation techniques.

Directional Non-Force Technique

Directional Non-Force Technique® is the original low force method of chiropractic treatment. Known by the acronym "D.N.F.T.," it has been the fountainhead for many other low force techniques in existence today.

D.N.F.T. utilizes a diagnostic system for subluxation analysis consisting of gentle challenging and a unique leg check. This testing allows the body itself to indicate the directions of misalignment of structures that are producing nerve interference. A gentle but directionally specific thumb impulse provides a long lasting correction to bony and soft tissue structures. D.N.F.T. is able to achieve structural corrections without torqueing, strong thrusts, and associated articular sounds that are often associated with traditional chiropractic.

D.N.F.T. is patient-orientated and provides maximum, long lasting relief in a safe and effective manner. Low numbers of initial visits without the need for frequent follow up is the clear intention of this method.

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