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Our Chiropractic Technique

Dr Ed Bates adjusting a patient.

Dr Ed Bates adjusting a patient.

Using the latest in diagnostic equipment and only the most gentle and low force adjusting technique we are able to improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The technique we use is Activator Methods.  Dr Bates was the first Advanced Proficiency rated chiropractor in Ireland.  He is also a qualified Instructor and was the European Regional Director for Activator Methods International.

Activator Methods®

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. read more»

Technology for Nervous System Evaluation

Kilworth Chiropractic uses the latest technology available for evaluation of muscular and nervous system imbalance. Two computerized evaluations are performed as part of every patients examination to evaluate the nervous system functioning.

Surface Electromyography (sEMG)


The sEMG measures the quality, quantity, and symmetry of muscle tension and spasm by evaluating the electrical activity of muscles. Because nerves control your muscles, Subluxations disturb overall nerve function, causing an abnormal amount of electrical current to flow to the musculature.

Thermal Scan


This advanced tool measures body temperature symmetry by evaluating skin temperatures. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and the blood vessels act as your thermostat. The blood vessels are controlled by the Autonomic Nerve System that regulates organ and gland function.

This information, taken in concert with your health history and clinical findings, is useful in our assessment, and as an outcome assessment of the beneficial changes that result from chiropractic care. Patients receive a color printout of each examination, which increases their understanding of the overall balance of the nerve system.

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and have questions about differences between chiropractors, let us know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care. Call Kilworth Chiropractic Clinic today to get started.