Our Techniques

We use a number of highly effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. Dr. Pete is trained in both manual and instrument based techniques which allows us to best serve you and your family. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment and years of experience.



TORQUE RELEASE TECHNIQUE: "TRT" is the most up-to-date chiropractic technique available. It has been designed as part of scientific research into the health benefits of chiropractic.  TRT focuses a lot of attention to the strategic and vital connection points between the spinal cord and spinal column. As we gently and methodically adjust these areas of your spinal cord, we are changing the degree of tension in the central nervous system to allow your body to heal the way it was intended. TRT is a very effective route for those who are apprehensive about the traditional chiropractic adjustment. 

TRT is based upon what D.D. and B.J. intended – that we have innate and genetic potential and that the subluxation interferes with this expression. TRT is a tonal technique based on constant never ending improvement.
— Matthew McCoy, D.C. Director of Research Life University, Chief Editor of Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research; VP of Council of Chiropractic Practice
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Diversified technique involves specific manual thrusts to the spine. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of analysis and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.

The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. This sound may be interesting, but is not a guide as to the value or effectiveness of the adjustment.

While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion.



Misalignments (Vertebral Subluxations) where the sacrum joins the pelvis (hip) can be quite common during the course of pregnancy. Besides potentially interfering with the baby assuming the normal head-down position in preparation for delivery, it can produce a variety of symptoms in mothers preparing for the culmination of their pregnancy.

Developed by the late Larry Webster, D.C., the chiropractic technique he developed and taught chiropractors around the world, helps release stress on the pelvis, relaxing surrounding ligaments and reducing the sacral vertebral subluxation to help restore more normal function.

Sacral vertebral subluxations may cause the tightening and twisting of pelvic muscles and ligaments, constraining the uterus. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of vertebral subluxation and the associated dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint. The result? Neuro Biomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved, benefiting pregnant mothers or others with sacral vertebral subluxations.

High Success Rate

The July/August 2002 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Reports that 82% of chiropractors using the Webster Technique reported success in reducing the sacral vertebral subluxation.


At Lake Life Chiropractic, we use state-of-the-art technology in assessing practice members to get an exact location of the cause of their health problems.

The Space Foundation-certified Insight Millennium Technology establishes a reliable, scientifically valid, quantitative, multidimensional representation of the person’s condition – something never before possible.

This is significant on many levels. It enables us to analyze a person’s condition more accurately, communicate findings more effectively– while allowing Dr. Pete and the practice member to track the effectiveness of their care at Lake Life Chiropractic.

While other professions are concerned with changing the environment to suit the weakened body, chiropractic is concerned with strengthening the body to suit the environment
— Dr. B.J. Palmer