Dr. McDougle’s Concept of Adjusting:
For more than a decade, Dr. Todd A. McDougle (Palmer 1997) has been the “mechanic” of many International, National, State and Local Athletic Champions. In the late 90’s, Dr. McDougle at the request of Chad Coy; an International World Strongest Man Champion, developed a technique that would allow the athlete to receive an adjustment that was not only effective, but also reduced the feeling of being “sprung”. This proprietary technique does not contribute to strength loss from hyper-stimulation of the muscle stretch receptors as seen with the traditional side posture maneuvers – a standard in Chiropractic Treatment procedures.
Dr. McDougle’s dynamic pelvic adjustment allows for the athlete to go back into the field of competition immediately afterward and perform at Championship levels. Several have become champions after the adjustment when just moments before, an injury made it appear that the contest was over for them.
Testimonials from several of our Technique Recipients have honored this Protocol by exceeding their previous personal bests with records both State and Nationally.
The core difference between this technique and other Chiropractic methods stems from the misconception that the PI and / or AS pelvic misalignment are primary in the pelvic dysfunction. Now occasionally they are, but typically they are not when the two exist simultaneously. Use of this Multi-Release Technique may allow for multiple pieces of the pelvic puzzle to dissolve with one application (in most cases). This reduces stress to the patient without the patient leaving with a feeling of being “sprung” as with traditional methods and reduces the risk of shoulder injury to the doctor. Dr. McDougle has also developed a series of protocols for the Cervical spine as well with stellar results!
The assessment must be completed the same way every time. Granted there may need to be adjustments based upon patient need and doctor interpretation. Clearly, we are not telling the reader how to be a Doctor of Chiropractic.
The method should be consistently used the same way each time for effectiveness and to aid in the teaching of this technique. Variation has shown to be less effective in the processing of the patient in clinical trials. The results are produced by reducing the layers of dysfunction in a particular order to reorganize a patient’s dysfunction and deviation from Dr. McDougle’s protocols does change the outcome.
Dr. McDougle has seen his technique result in the making of Championship performances. The technique which was developed for the Amateur and World Class Strongmen was then refined to be applied to even the Weekend Warrior!
It is expected that more testimonials are to come as the opportunity to make a difference through this technique occurs. Now that we have only 2 other Doctors of Chiropractic in the entire Country [besides Dr. McDougle] using his methods, our hope is to hear of the impact that this technique has on their patient’s / athlete’s performance as well!