What is Logan Basic Technique?
Logan basic technique was developed by H.B. Logan, DC. It is one of the adjustment techniques which require a very minimal force. In this technique, a light and constant pressure or force is applied against a specific contact point at the base of the spine, on the sacrum. Supplementary contacts at different points in the spine or along some particular muscles such as the piriformis can also be used. This technique basically uses the muscular structure which surrounds the sacrum as a lever to balance the complete spinal structure.
Logan basic technique is based on the theory that soft-tissue therapies, when applied with extremely light pressure, are more helpful in relaxing the tissues when compared to deeper pressures commonly used in other soft tissue therapies such as myofascial release or massage. Logan technique commonly comprises of treating muscles of the back and pelvis using very light pressures to alleviate tension and improve balance of the spine.
Logan Basic Technique Procedure
- Before starting this technique, the chiropractor or therapist analyzes the patient's spine while he/she stands before a plumb line or while lying on a treatment table.
- Then, the patient lies face down on the table and the chiropractor applies a very light pressure on a pre-determined spot in the lower back, on the sacrum.
- He then holds pressure on this spot for 10 to 15 minutes while rubbing lightly on the back muscles with the other hand in an effort to relax them from tension.
- The effect of holding the pressure and massaging the area to relax the sacrum is like a coiled spring released from a pressure.
- The contact or the pressure is held till the patient is relaxed.
Benefits of Logan Basic Technique
Logan Basic Technique helps in relieving pain such as low back pain, menstrual pain, phantom limb pain etc.