Dr. Sayer and Dr. Wright are both Certified Extremity Practitioners, as treating the upper and lower extremities speeds the recovery of the spine. Hip and back conditions improve with the evaluation and treatment of the lower extremities, and likewise, neck injuries often improve by addressing the upper extremities.
The Council on Extremity Adjusting 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.