NIP Basics

What is The NeuroImpulse Protocol (NIP)?

Chiropractic without the cracks!

The NeuroImpulse Protocol is a form of full body assessment and very gentle, yet effective treatment. Think of your brain as being like a computer – if you change the input to the computer, that will change the output. It’s the same for your body; if you change the input to your brain through having pain or loss of normal movement information from part of your body, that will change the way your brain controls your body. Perhaps you may start to limp or have a change in posture. This makes you susceptible to more aches and pains. The aim of NIP is to normalize this feedback loop. 

What is a NIP examination like?

The examination involves the integration of very precise chiropractic assessment techniques and detailed neurological examination. This will include specific reflex testing, muscle tests and testing ranges of motion of spinal joints, extremity joints, joints at the front of the body or the cranium. This helps to direct the chiropractor to the exact location to adjust.

Will I hear a cracking or popping noise when I am adjusted?

No – The adjusting techniques we use may be different to the mechanical manipulations you traditionally associate with chiropractic. NIP adjustments are low force by nature and you will not feel or hear any cracking sounds. It is the speed and the specific direction of the thrust that has a direct and profound effect on the function of the joint and associated tissues. The adjustment is a hold and impulse technique directed to restore normal function using minimal force rather than a mechanical manipulation. Following your adjustments you should see an immediate difference in body function including increased range of movement and increased muscle strength.