Langel Chiropractic, PS             Dr. Bryson J. Langel

Tumwater, WA

What Is Koren Specific Technique (KST)?

The Koren Specific Technique is a revolutionary chiropractic adjusting technique, which provides many practice members with lasting and effective results. It was discovered in 2003 by Dr. Tedd Koren, and the entire premise of it is powerful results through gentle adjustment.


Most often, the process is done via a tool called the ArthroStim, which allows for a precise and accurate adjustment without the need for popping, cracking, or twisting. 


People of all ages can benefit from KST. Because of its neurological nature, KST chiropractic is an ideal method for asking the body to naturally make its corrections.


Allowing the body to make corrections is vital because the process honors the wisdom and knowledge of the brain/nervous system by never over-exceeding or undermining its ability.


What is an ArthroStim?

The Arthrostim is an FDA-approved tool that has been developed in Oregon by IMPAC technology. It has been perfected, refined, and updated over its 30-year presence in the industry. 


It involves introducing force and energy to the body for the removal of nerve pressure and segment realignment at a speed of 12 hertz (taps) per second. It is accurate, fast, and low-force.


The device allows patients to experience specific adjustment, which only attributes to a particular area of the body, and does not involve cracking, turning, or twisting the entire body. This technique allows adjustment to be made in a variety of positions and postures.


And this is critical to the healing process’s success because some problems can only be reproduced in a specific posture. An injury might not reveal itself unless it is placed under certain conditions, shown only in a particular position of the body. 


The “position of subluxation” is even more noticeable when people experience pain, neurological issues, TMJ, and much more.


The Three C’s of Koren Specific Technique (KST)

KST has three crucial Cs. And they are:



The challenge is the analytical part of the process. In a short period of time, the entire human body’s infrastructure can be challenged and checked. The technique starts with the skull, spine, discs, all the way to the legs, hands, and feet. Anything out of position can be analyzed.



The check allows the practitioners to determine if a body part is out of position. The base of the skull is the metric for a yes/no response. It’s called the occipital drop. However, Dr. Langel has progressed to sometimes using the shoulder blades to assess the body. This system is similar to muscle testing in applied kinesiology, where a muscle weakness when attached via a negative impulse. The occipital drop is the same principle, but passive.



The “correct” portion of this technique is the adjustment of the area that requires the Arthrostim device. There is no manual adjustment, no popping, no cracking, no noise, except for that produced by the device.


What Are the Benefits of KST?

If you’re not sure of the benefits, let’s take a look at some. Here is a shortlist of some reasons why you might want to add KST to your health regiment. 


Minimal Force

If you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy high pressure on the body, then KST is ideal for you. As mentioned earlier, it applies steady-paced quick low-pressure taps, which are comfortable, unlike twisting the spine. It is very different from the traditional manual chiropractic adjustment. 


Immediate Effects

KST often provides immediate positive results of the issues that bring people into the office in the first place. The improvement means that you can perform functional movements without pain. Seeing quick changes helps us make sure you are in the right place to get the care you need.


All-Positional Adjustment

KST is useful because it can be applied in all positions of the body. Sitting, standing, lying down, or whatever is comfortable for you, works with KST.


Works on Stubborn Bodies

Even the most stubborn of bodies experience great results with KST. We often see tough cases that other therapies have not helped. You are no exception.


Good for All Ages

KST is perfect for people of all ages, and it does not discriminate. It involves gentle adjustments, which can work for anyone at any age.


No Testing Required

With KST, you don’t need CAT scans or X-rays. The entire process is designed for minimally invasive testing and quick adjustment.


A Note on KST

Through KST, subluxations in the body that represent locked stress in the body/mind can be identified and addressed directly. These can include, but are not limited to, allergies, ADD/ADHD, asthma, dyslexia, PTSD, emotional issues, bad habits, toxicity, disc issues, athletic performance, headaches, neck pain, back pain and weight issues.


The most significant breakthrough of KST is the value of correction of a patient in the position of subluxation, whether emotional or physical. What are subluxations? Well, they are quite sneaky. They come and go as they like, and move when we move, sit when we sit, stand when we stand. 


An example of this could be a car accident victim. If they were to sit and hold the steering wheel (imaginary), we could identify the subluxations which might not be seen when the patient is lying down on an adjusting table. Therefore, correction through all-positional KST can address these subluxations and correct issues stored in the body and physiological memory.


The Koren Specific Technique may be right for you

Now that you know all you need to know about the Koren Specific Technique, you are well on your way to experiencing it firsthand. If you want to take your health to the next level, say goodbye to traditional chiropractic and say hello to KST schedule an appointment.