The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by hand and possibly with assistance from a table or block. This widely used technique is used to create motion through specific joint segments which can sometimes result in a cavitation of that joint segment (the “popping” noise often associated with a chiropractic adjustment).
The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function, and correction of joint dysfunctions. 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.