Apex Chiropractor Services of Lakeland Florida

Chiropractic Procedures

We strive to provide the safest, most effective, evidence-based Chiropractic care possible to the greater Lakeland Florida area.

Dr. Blackburn has been trained and become proficient in a variety of techniques, his experience makes him comfortable deciding which will work best for you, and your specific issue.

We deliver gentle and effective Chiropractic treatment that is safe for each member of your family.

A summary of the most common adjusting techniques used in our office:


Diversified technique is one of the quickest and safest ways to restore normal movement to the spine and other joints in the body.

This technique involves using the Doctor's hands to make very gentle, manipulations to the spine and extremities. This type of adjustment often results in a cavitation, or "popping," of the joint.

Drop Table Technique

Drop Table Technique is a Chiropractic method that uses a distinctive table with several segments called drop pieces.

These segments can be raised up a fraction of an inch, so when the adjustment is delivered by the Doctor to the patient, the table will drop a fraction of an inch.

The drop pieces assist the thrust while minimizing the force used for the adjustment allowing for a gentle, yet highly effective, treatment.

Instrument Aided

Instrument Aided manipulation is a low force method of treatment with the help of a adjusting instrument. The Doctor utilizes the instrument to manipulate the specific problem regions.

Dr. Blackburn uses Activator Methods brand instruments.

Massage Therapy

Treatments are offered at half hour and hour intervals to help compliment your chiropractic care. Our licensed Massage Therapist will select from a variety of massage techniques to help benefit your specific problem the most.


Treatments include Interferential, Micro, Russian, Low-Volt current stimulation. We also utilize therapeutic ultrasound. Our office uses the most up to date Chattanooga Group Inc. equipment, we also can provide home use units for rent or purchase.

Corrective Exercises & Rehabilitation

We teach our patient's special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. Our office utilizes Thera-Band, Perform Better, and Trigger Point Performace Therapy products. These productes can be purchased in office for home use.

Kinesio Taping Methods

Dr. Blackburn is a Certified Kineso Taping Practitioner(CKTP), he has extensive experience providing taping to variety of injuries/dysfunctions. He attended the 2011 Kinesio Taping International Syposium. Original Kinesio brand products are available for purchase in office including the newly released American pre-cut applications.

Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy (STT) is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Dr. Blackburn utilizes a variety of techniques to produce the best possible patient outcome, relying heavily on the teachings of Gray Cook's Funtional Movement Systems, and Tom Myers's Anatomy Trains.

A local Lakeland Florida area Chiropractor. Get in touch with us today: (863) 816-5864.