Dr. Kolbi uses a chiropractic spinal analysis and adjusting technique called “Torque Release Technique.” This information is to allow you to better understand the basis for this technique and how it affects your body.

  • Torque release bases its technique on gentle touch and light thrusting by hand or instrument. This low-force adjusting method allows the nervous system to better integrate and understand the new corrective information and to process it throughout the spinal cord and brain
  • Your spinal corrections do not stop once you get off the table. They continue as you breath and move. You may notice that you hear a click or popping sound in your spine later on the same day after the torque release adjustment. That’s your body realigning and correcting its own subluxations.
  • Torque release teaches and empowers your body to make more corrections and healing with ongoing care.
  • Because analysis and correction are not limited to just the area of pain and symptom, integration tends to be more complete and healing experiences are deeper in all areas of the body, mind, and emotions.
  • Torque Release releases tension on the spinal cord by correcting subluxations of spinal segments intimately connected with the meninges or attachments of the spinal cord. It leads to profound neurological changes that benefit everyone – no matter what symptoms or level of health they are currently experiencing.

The Primary intent of Torque Release Technique is to progressively reduce blockages and tension of the entire spinal system, to release trapped unresolved patterns in the body/mind, and to facilitate reintegration of the nervous system, allowing a greater expression of one’s healing and performance capabilities.


Commonly asked questions about Torque Release

What is Torque Release Technique?

TRT is called a “tonal” technique because it normalizes the tone of the nervous system. Imagine that your nervous system has a volume control – if you turn the volume up too high, it causes distortion (increased tone) which can show up as internal organ complaints, musculoskeletal stresses, and diminished immune response. The same occurs if the volume control is set too low, in other words the nervous system is not sending enough messages to the body for what is necessary to get the job done (decreased tone). This causes your systems to become sluggish, they slow down function and sometimes simply turn off, the muscles become weak and do not support your skeleton well, leading to all sorts or aches and pains.

TRT corrects these problems with increased or decreased neurological tone by normalizing the functioning of nerves, spinal cord and brain. TRT is based upon correcting spinal misalignment, called subluxations, primarily where the wrapping of the spinal cord and brain, the dura mater, attaches to the spinal segments. These attachments only occur in small number of sites in the spine; the upper neck area, the sacrum and coccyx. The dura also attaches to all the bones of the skull. Dr. Kolbi includes cranial bone adjusting with her torque release protocols to relieve these stresses on the skull.

What can I expect from Torque Release?

Many people notice a tremendous sense of relaxation and well-being after TRT. Most people take deep sighs after these adjustments as their bodies release deep neurological stresses that have been accumulating over the years. Overall, it’s always a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.

I didn’t feel any noises or popping sounds when you worked on me. Did you really give me an adjustment?

There’s many ways of adjusting the spine. Some involve a physical movement of the joints between two spinal bones, resulting in the sound that people are so familiar with. Other techniques use light force that do not cause any sound. Both techniques work! It all comes down to the intent of the chiropractor in releasing stresses to your nervous system. Dr . Kolbi uses a combination of techniques to provide you the finest care possible.

What types of conditions does it help?

It’s important to note that TRT is not a treatment for specific diseases. TRT is meant to correct spinal subluxations that are interfering with the neurological control of your body.

Is this technique safe for infants and children?

We have found that this technique is one of the best ones we’ve seen for all ages of children – from birth through adolescence. The technique is extremely gentle, with no forceful manipulations of the spine. Children really enjoy its gentleness and often hop up onto the tables in anticipation of their spinal corrections!