Dr. Erik Evans D.C.
Dr. Evans a native of southeast Idaho. In 2001, he realized chiropractic would be his forte after a basketball injury in his early 20's put him in crutches and threatened the necessity of surgery. "I knew I was too young for something like that, so i looked for alternatives to get back on my feet," Evans explained. "My dad took me to a chiropractor and the next day i was able to walk again. I realized at that time that i wanted a career where i could help other people free up interference in their own spine to help them function normally."
After attending Ricks College for two years. Evans received an Associate's degree from BYU-Idaho, as the school transitioned that year to a four-year school. He then continued his education and received a bachelor's degree in Biology at BYU-Idaho. He was soon accepted to Parkers University College of Chiropractic in Dallas Texas. After graduating there, he received a second Bachelors of Health and Wellness and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Dr, Evans has moved to Burley with his wife, Natalie and their four children: Noah, Kathryn, Eli, and Grace. He enjoys hunting, fishing, wake boarding, riding ATV with his kids and spending time with the family and is looking forward to exploring the many recreational areas around Burley with them.
As a chiropractor, Dr. Evans specializes in location and treating misalignments of vertebrae, so the body can operate at its peak performance. He has had success in treating people of all ages with the following: Auto Injuries, Work Comp. neck and back pains, disc herniations, headaches, sciatica and more.
The Following Techniques Dr. Evans Specializes in:
This is a specific form of join adjustment using either a long-or-short-leverage techniques with specific anatomic contacts. It is characterized by a low-amplitude dynamic thrust of controlled velocity, amplitude, and direction. All of this, is to restore normal nerve function and help patients. This technique is done mainly with hands only.
Dr. Clarence Gonstead who was an automotive engineer at first, but with his continuing battle with rheumatoid arthritis lead him to pursue a career in Chiropractic. He focused on the discs of the spine causing the decrease in nerve function rather than the vertebral listing as in diversified technique. This technique introduced us to the use of neurocalometer (NCM) a heat sensing instrument that could detect nerve interference. Coupled with radiograph analysis, for detecting which disc was affected, and a whole new listing system was created with this technique. This technique was said to be more specific in nature than diversified due to the use of radiograph analysis and line drawing.
Dr. J. Clay Thompson was instrumental figure in many of the aspects of the chiropractic profession. Mainly, his use of "table assisted adjusting" by using a table with mechanical tension controlled drops or "drop piece" for short. He explored the radiograph analysis and specific adjustic procedures using his tables. Table assisted adjusting utilizes a tension controlled, segmental drop piece to facilitate the adjustment. The biomechanics of a proper adjustment are completely observed at all times. This is considered a low-force technique as defined by Newton's Law of Motion.
Dr. B.J. Palmer, son of Dr. D.D. Palmer, the founder of Chiropractic, was the founder of this technique that was once called Hole in One(HIO) technique. He relied heavily on the use of radiographs of his patients to view the atlas and axis ( the first and second vertebrae in the neck). It concentrates on the removal of specific subluxations in upper cervical spine through the delivery of a specific toggle recoil adjustment. This was a different table that had a drop piece only at the head of the table. He used radiographs to tell where and how to adjust, and neurocalometer(NCM) to tell him when to adjust.
Founders include Dr. Warren Clemens Lee, and Dr. Arlan Fuhr. Dr Fuhr and his partner along with others had introduced an instrument into the Chiropractic profession to provide a the adjustment. They called it an "Activator" instrument. The device had a claimed the following: "to provide a manually manipulatable instrument capable of providing a dynamic thrust which includes a controlled force of adjustment applied at a precise and specific line of drive." It uses a different table, different listings, and it introduced pressure and stress tests along with patient isolation tests to further diagnose the area that needs to be adjusted.
SACRAL OCCIPTAL TECHNIQUE(SOT)
Was developed by Major Bertrand DeJanette. He was a mechanical and design engineer for an automobile industry when after an explosion in the factory left him severely injured. Chiropractic care and osteopathy had helped him rid his body of aches and pains he had suffered. His achievements include: the vaomotor technique, occipital fiber technique,musular distortion studies and plumb line analysis, occipital condyle atals balance, the process of pain localiation and control, chromotheaphy, and chiropractic bloodless surgery technique. He gave the profession a lot, but he gave us another method to analyze the spine, pelvis, ect. He utilized pelvic blocks and developed his own method of adjusting and procedures.
FLEXION & DISTRACTION
Dr. James M. Cox came up with the technique. It utilizes the Cox table that has automatic flexion of the caudal piece of the table. This is a motorized table and a protocol to help people with disc herniations, spine stenosis, post-surgical pain, and pregrancy related pain, ect. This is a non surgical approach to helping with the above listed conditions.
Dr. George J. Goodheart Jr. was the founder of this technique. He began evaluating his patient's muscles with manual tests or for short "muscle testing." He observed that sometimes a muscle tested weak, but there was not atrphy or other apparent reason for the weakness. In his analsysis of the human body coupled with chemical, mental, and structural stresses he uses the Five Factors of the IVF (intervertbral foramina): 1. Nervous(N) system, 2. Neurolymphatic(NL) reflexes, 3. Neurovascular (NV) reflexes, 4. Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) assiocated with crainal-sacral primary resipratory mechanism, and 5. Acupunture meridian connetors (AMC). He developed a way to analyze vertbral subluxations by using the patient's muscles, and then the Chiropractic Practiitioner would adjust how he wants to in order to correct the misalignments.
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