Diversified is a technique that is taught at most major chiropractic colleges.
Logan College of Chiropractic provides the following information about Diversified Technique:
Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic technique, developed by Dr. D.D. Palmer. At Logan, Diversified Technique was refined and developed by the late Otto Reinert, DC, to address biomechanical failure in each section of the spine, as it relates to specific subluxation. The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function, and correction of subluxation. In addition, Diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating sports injuries and other injuries.
Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine.
Parker University defines Diversified Technique as:
This is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one most familiar to patients. The diversified adjustment entails a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic adjustment). As the name implies, the diversified technique can be used to adjust many of the joints in the body.
What Does Diversified Technique Treat?
Like other chiropractic techniques, Diversified also corrects abnormal spinal mechanics and any associated nerve problems. These can include back pain, headaches, dizziness, arm and leg pains.
Doctors of chiropractic can also use Diversified Chiropractic to adjust extremity joints.