The core difference between this technique and others stems from the current misconception that the sagittal PI and / or AS pelvic misalignment are primary in the pelvic subluxation dysfunction. Now occasionally they are, and at the time Dr. Clarence Gonstead did his research, the activities of that population were different, and his techniques were based upon the lifestyles and work of that era - primarily standing. As with all things, change is a constant.

In today’s society, sitting has become the norm for both work and recreation. Dr. McDougle may be one of the first in his profession to actually identify that the standard of Chiropractic education is behind the times and it has failed to identify these changes and address them for a Doctor in clinical practice.

By using this Multi-Release Drop Table Technique developed by Dr. Todd McDougle, we may discover the multiple pieces of the pelvic puzzle and dissolve the lumbo-sacro-pelvic subluxation complex and significantly unwind the dysfunction with one application of his methods in many cases. This reduces stress to the patient without the patient leaving with a feeling of being “sprung” as with traditional methods. Use of the evaluation processes presented herein will also improve the biomechanical skills of many Chiropractic Doctors who still believe that a short leg is always a PI listing. However, imagine the challenge after years of caring for patients then discovering that the short leg may actually be related to the subluxation of the sacrum as a primary dysfunction!

Cervical applications of Dr. McDougle's Multi-Release drop table methods has also been addressed. Over time he has developed a simplistic approach which should satisfy those concerned with upper cervical Chiropractic treatments - very short lever applications. He adds to his concepts by simplifying thinking of cervico-thoracic dynamics which can help doctors both young and old recall anatomy and its functional nature. With that, the conceptual advancement of attendees while learning the interconnectivity of the effects of the upper extremities and surprise by the changes caused by pelvic imbalances will be exciting.

Understanding the dynamics of the spine is paramount to a successful outcome for your patients. The use of radiographs and the understanding of their importance is also a key component of McDougle Chiropractic Methods which uses the Gonstead Line Analysis system with a few additions. In today’s volatile business environment and the painful start-up costs for the new Chiropractic Graduate, many Doctors, both young and old are tossing their x-ray machines out the door. This is a mistake. Learning curves in practice are needed to create a seasoned practitioner who understands clearly the relationships between symptoms, anatomy, and radiographic expertice. These three components aid in the reproducibility of successful algorithmic protocols and ensuring a scientific relationship for the benefit of the patient. Remember, more data equals better, more consistent outcomes and patient satisfaction.

McDougle Chiropractic Methods can also be a great opportunity for female Chiropractors to “level the playing field” by using their larger muscle groups and body parts to significantly reduce the subluxation complexes of their patients with little risk of harm to their bodies. The same can be said for Older or Injured Doctors of Chiropractic who wish to remain active in practice for many more years to come.

So, as a whole, we can see that the target market is the Doctors who wish to advance their skills as a clinician, reduce their injuries in practice during treatment, and become more specialized in the field.