Flexion-Distraction (COX) Technique
The flexion-distraction adjustive procedure and an adjusting table enhanced and developed by James M. Cox, DC, DACBR, are based on a distractive force (supplied with the contact hand) combined with table motion. The Cox table is designed to restore normal physiological range of motion to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal joints. Flexion-Decompression manipulation is a gentle, non-force adjusting procedure which works with the body's natural design to aid it in healing properly.
Additional goals of the flexion-distraction adjustment include transfer of metabolites into the spinal disc, decreasing intradiscal pressures and decompressing inflamed/compressed spinal nerve roots. Three government-funded grants totaling over $2 million dollars have been awarded for the study of this technique.
Flexion-Distraction (Cox) Technique Lead Instructor