Welcome to our Fort Collins Chiropractic Treatment Techniques Page!

The purpose of Rocky Mountain Chiro Care is to remove the nerve interference so that the body is able to repair itself, to retrain movement paterns so that the body functions at its best, and to improve the quality of life of everyone who walks through the doors. Below are a few treatment paths we can take to help you feel your best.


Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

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Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine. Dr. Mat Ullom uses x-rays and case histories to analyze and diagnosis. No instruments are used in the adjusting procedure. Motion palpatation and full spine, hands-on techniques are used to deliver a deeper thrust, which makes an osseous (popping) sound as the adjustment is given.

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The Gonstead technique of chiropractic is a method of chiropractic assessment and adjustments that is very methodical, precise, and scientific. Also, the technique takes more time to learn than other methods. As a result, a Gonstead Chiropractor is often called the “gold standard” of chiropractic. The Gonstead adjustments themselves are more precise than a typical chiropractic adjustment, which allows Dr. Mat Ullom to use a more gentle thrust, while still moving the bone.

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Activator Technique is a light instrument adjusting technique that works well for certain individuals.

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Thompson Drop Technique is a gentle adjusting technique that uses the mechanical advantage of the drop to perform the adjustment lighter and faster than manual techniques.

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Upper Cervical Techniques are light adjusting technique that focus on the upper cervial region of the spine to remove pressure that may be affecting the spinal cord and brain stem.

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