What is Chiropractic BioPhysics?

Chiropractic BioPhysics® is a highly-advanced, scientific, and proven chiropractic technique which corrects and restores your spine back to normal alignment. Chiropractic Biophysics® or CBP® is a biomechanically based technique system that uses a combined chiropractic and spinal rehabilitation approach. CBP® uses a concept of mirror image correction i.e if the torso is shifted over to the left then it is over corrected to right with the goal of eventual re-alignment. CBP® uses a protocol called EAT, which includes mirror image Exercise, Adjustment and Traction. Traction as used in CBP® is not just the traditional pulling from each end of the spine called “distraction”. In the CBP® approach, traction refers to an overcorrection of the posture and spine with the aid of specialized stretching equipment. This traction equipment can improve simple translations of the spine, and also can increase or decrease the curves of the spine if needed, based on x-ray measurements.


CBP® (Chiropractic Bio Physics) is the most researched form of spinal rehabilitation-chiropractic care in the world. CBP® research is published in prestigious journals such as ‘Spine’, ‘Clinical Biomechanics’, and ‘The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development’ to name a few of more than 240 publications. The research team that studies CBP® rehabilitation methods consists of mathematicians, engineers, DCs, MDs, and other professionals from multiple fields. This team has thoroughly studied all aspects of CBP® structural rehabilitation and protocols including its reliability, validity, and consistency of spinal correction to offer you the best rehabilitative care to date.

What to Expect from a CBP Chiropractor?

The doctor starts with thorough history and examination, along with a scientifically-based assessment of your posture, spinal alignment, and function – often involving x-rays as a way to pinpoint the root cause of your spinal misalignment. Once the source of your problem is identified, we will create a carefully planned series of adjustments, exercises, and a spinal remodeling traction program to put you on a pain-free road to better health.

How is CBP Different from Other Techniques?

Unlike regular chiropractic that mainly focuses on immediate pain relief, Chiropractic BioPhysics goes one step further to also correct the source of the problem to give you long-term relief. That’s why most patients under our care not only report relief from pain and discomfort but as their posture begins to align, they notice other conditions clearing up as well.

Chiropractic BioPhysics Has Helped With:

• Acid Reflux / GERD
• Asthma
• Ear Infections
• High Blood Pressure
• Allergies
• Headaches / Migraines
• Back Pain
• Neck Pain
• Joint Pain
• Scoliosis
• Fatigue
• Fibromyalgia
• Weak Immune System
• Constipation
• Sexual Dysfunction

CBP vs DC vs MD vs PT
CBP® Doctor of Chiropractic Doctor of Chiropractic Medical Doctor Doctor of Physical Therapy
Education: Total Classroom Hours 4700 hrs 4700 hrs 4550 hrs 3075 hrs
Training on Structural Rehabilitation of the Spine 400+ hrs 0 hrs 0 hrs 0 hrs
Drugs (to hide symptoms)
Surgery (to fuse or remove symptom generator)
Functional Rehabilitation
Adjustments of the spine
Biomechanical Analysis of X-rays
Mirror-Image® Traction to correct the cause of the problem
Mirror-Image® Exercises to correct the cause of the problem
Mirror-Image® Adjustments to correct the cause of the problem

Correct posture is at the core of the Chiropractic BioPhysics method of treatment. The curves in your spine act as levers, shock absorbers, and resistance to gravity; they also protect and reduce forces acting on the spinal cord and surrounding neural tissues. But gravity, age, poor posture, lack or improper physical activity, injury, and disease can all play a role in the misalignment of your spinal curves and, as a result, your entire body.

CBP can help restore that balance.

Following a scientific analysis of your posture and the curvature of your spine, we will create a treatment plan based on your problems, to restore proper alignment, alleviate pain, and improve overall function. Your treatment plan may include a variety of tested and proven CBP techniques, including adjustments, exercises, and tractions often referred to as ‘Spinal Remodeling’.

  • Your spine houses your nervous system – the most delicate and important organ system – responsible for your day-to-day bodily functions. From your immune system, cardiovascular system, and digestive tract, to sexual function and mobility – your nerves are responsible for sending vital nerve information and energy from the brain down to your organs through your spine.

Just as a kink in a garden hose can dramatically reduce the flow of water coming from the tap – a spine out of alignment dramatically reduces vital transmission going from your brain to vital organs. It’s not just coincidence that most people with poor posture tend to lack energy and suffer from fatigue, experience random aches and pains, as well as suffer from headaches/migraines, allergies, ear infection, sleeping disorders, gastrointestinal issues (such as GERD), asthma, high blood pressure, etc.

As a CBP patient, you will notice not only a dramatic decrease in pain and discomfort, but more importantly a sense of restored health and vitality.

Restore Your Posture, Restore Your Health

How many chiropractic visits are required for CBP®?

Most patients with mild to moderate spinal abnormalities will find an average of 36 office visits over a three-month period as necessary to correct spinal irregularities that are causing chronic pain or other health issues. Severe spinal abnormalities, such as scoliosis and hyperkphosis, average closer to six months of spinal rehabilitation. This 36 visit number is not based on personal opinion, but rather is an average duration from the multiple CBP® clinical control trials that have been reported. In order to arrive at 36 office treatments, patients can elect to choose a frequency of 4 visits per week for 9 weeks, or 3 visits per week for 12 weeks.

Every patient and their spine are different, and ultimately recommendations are based on X-ray analysis and individual patient characteristics. Remember, your health conditions and pain have occurred gradually over an extended period of time, so it will take some time to fix these abnormalities. If the problem has been there for less time, for example in kids, it is quicker process. Many of our patients experience a 75-80% improvement in their chronic pain conditions and a 50% correction of their initial abnormal spine alignment position towards ideal and average spine alignment. This is outlined in six clinical control trials detailing the outcomes of chronic pain patients with CBP® Treatment interventions (see references below 1-6)

 Through CBP® techniques and individualized care plans, Dr. Anderson is able to transform postural irregularities into optimal posture and spine alignment. During this process, we will make sure to keep track of both your improvements and your objective results along the way. Whether ongoing wellness care is your initial reason to visit our clinic, or your aim following your corrective care plan, this will be discussed as an option for you at Optimal Spine & Posture


1 Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Cailliet R, Janik TJ, Holland B. Changes in Sagittal Lumbar Configuration with a New Method of Extension Traction: Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2002;83(11):1585-1591.

2 Harrison DD, Jackson BL, Troyanovich SJ, Robertson GA, DeGeorge D, Barker WF. The Efficacy of Cervical Extension-Compression Traction Combined with Diversified Manipulation and Drop Table Adjustments in the Rehabilitation of Cervical Lordosis. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1994;17(7):454-464.

3 Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Betz J, Colloca CJ, Janik TJ, Holland B. Increasing the Cervical Lordosis with Seated Combined Extension-Compression and Transverse Load Cervical Traction with Cervical Manipulation: Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2003; 26(3): 139-151.

4 Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Holland B. New 3-Point Bending Traction Method of Restoring Cervical Lordosis Combined with Cervical Manipulation: Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2002; 83(4): 447-453.

5 Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Betz JW, Harrison DD, Haas JW, Janik TJ, Holland B. Harrison Mirror Image Methods for Correcting Trunk List: A Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. Eur Spine J 2004; In Press.

6 Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Haas JW, Betz JW, Janik TJ, Holland B. Conservative Methods to Correct Lateral Translations of the Head: A Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. J Rehab Res Devel 2004;41(4):631-640.