The MC2 Approach Explained

Chiropractic techniques fit into 3 basic models based on the three body systems primarily addressed by chiropractors.  Chiropractic intimately involves itself with the skeletal system, the muscle system and the nervous system.  Therefore, while all chiropractic techniques involve all three systems, the techniques themselves can be differentiated from one another based on their method of assessment and their method of correction.

Segmental or skeletal system centered chiropractic techniques adjust vertebrae that are not in their optimum position back to a more normal position and, in so doing, affect the nervous system first and then the muscle system next.

Postural or muscle system centered chiropractic techniques first involve putting tension or relaxation within the muscle system in order to allow an easier structural adjustment to take place.  In so doing, this approach involves the muscle system first which then affects the skeletal system and then, finally, the nervous system.

Tonal or nervous system centered chiropractic techniques are not muscle or bone based but rather focus on the nervous system and the related changes in a person’s physiology.  As such, tonal chiropractic techniques look at the nervous system first and the doctor’s input into the nervous system then affects the muscle system which, in turn, affects the skeletal system.

Since all three technique models work and produce good results, why would we prefer a tonal approach?  The answer comes in understanding how the interference to a person’s nervous system takes place to begin with.  Did the bone move out of place thus affecting the nerve which then affects the muscle?  Bones cannot move by themselves so there must have been a muscle imbalance first.  Did the muscle imbalance occur first thereby causing the bone to move out of its normal position? 

Muscles do not think or act on their own so a muscle imbalance can only be the result of an unbalanced nerve supply to the muscles.  So, the bone can only move if a muscle moves it and a muscle will only move when the nervous system tells it to.  For us then, it makes more sense to address the nervous system first so all else can follow.

Dr. Steve Hoffman


May 25, 2013
Victoria, British Columbia

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“I thought you would like to hear this story. My sister-in-law last summer developed leaky spinal fluid syndrome. She has had raging painful headaches, the inability to walk, spine pain, and difficulty eating etc. After 6 or more MRIs, 3 different hospitals, UCLA Medical Center put some of her own blood put into her spinal fluid to plug the leaks (that’s how they explained it to her!) she began to slowly feel better. Two months ago the headaches were back with the spine pain. The neurosurgeon at UCLA said they would have to attempt to remove each vertebra and look at the spinal cord to see if it was leaking, not much of a choice! She remembered me telling her about my new chiropractic procedures (MC2 Technic). The day after her first adjustment she called the office and reported amazing relief! She reduced her medication from 3 to 1 Oxycontin that day. She’s had two adjustments so far, and yes I’m excited and blessed to be able to help her.   I forgot to mention that last summer when this all started I adjusted her and there was no response at all (diversified technique). This is building incredible CERTAINTY in me about chiropractic again! Praise YHVH!”

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Dear Dr. Steve,

I just want to send you a quick note:  I bought you practice building package (Success Kit) at Total Solution in June and I have just finished reviewing the mc2 DVD's.  Wow!!  I have never seen results like this in my office!  I have a patient with spasmodic torticollis that she has had for over 35 years,  with one adjustment her friends and family members commented on how straight she looked and that they have can't remember seeing her ever like this before.  I also had a patient that has been out of work due to taking so many medications for a chronic shoulder pain.  Again, after one adjustment, he is completely off of his medications and back to work.  The best thing about all of this is the certainty that we can deliver an adjustment and more so when not to deliver an adjustment.
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With many thanks and gratitude,
Dr. Ron Robinson


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