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Hay Clinic Of Chiropractic

927 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704-824-4463

Serving Gaston County
Since 1974
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri, 8am – 6pm

Treatments & Therapies

Traditional Manual Adjustments Traditional Manual Adjustments

This traditional hands-on method is commonly associated with a “cracking” sound which is caused by a movement of gases within the joint being manipulated.  Research shows that this treatment is very safe and an effective approach to restoring normal joint function – thereby improving health.  We offer gentle, painless, manual manipulation.

Instrument Adjusting

impulse adjustmentInstrument adjusting is used anytime a traditional spinal adjustment cannot be performed. Instrument adjusting is gentle, very specific and is particularly enjoyed by patients who are uncomfortable with the "cracking or popping sound" associated with traditional spinal adjustments.  Our doctors all have post graduate instruction utilizing the Activator Methods technique and adjusting instrument under the direction of Dr. Arlan Fuhr, the developer of the technique. Dr. Gardner and Dr. Travis also use the impulse adjusting instrument, which is a computerized adjusting instrument that provides the patient with a very specific, precise and gentle adjustment with very little application of force.

Instrument Adjusting

Decompression Therapy System

A Non-Surgical Alternative for Back, Neck and Carpal Tunnel Pain Treatment

Decompression Therapy SystemTreatment for the Pain of Herniated and Degenerative Discs
Decompression Therapy is a non-surgical treatment to help in the management of serious low back/leg and neck/arm pain. It utilizes a traction system such as the Decompression Therapy System (DTS) to effectively decompress the vertebrae in the spine.

DTS treatment is directed at relieving pressure on structures that may be a major source of pain. It can relieve pain associated with bulging or herniated discs, degenerative discs, facet syndrome and sciatica (referred pain) and headaches.

DTS helps relieve pain through the decompression of lumbar and cervical discs and joints (that is unloading due to distraction and positioning). This cyclical, painless setting reduces pressure, promotes blood and fluid flow and improves healing naturally.

25 years of research combining efforts of doctors and therapists has lead to the development of this technology. Virtually all patients report DTS treatments are painless and often very relaxing. In fact, unlike other methods, the DTS is designed around patient comfort and allow the patients multiple positioning options with the option of supine or prone positioning.
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Interferential Electrotherapy

Interferential ElectrotherapyElectrotherapy treatments can relieve pain, increase range of motion, disperse fluid and edema (swelling), relieve spasm, increase nutrients to tissue, stimulate nerves, relax muscles, performs muscle re-education and neuro-reprogramming. Since different conditions require different types of care we have three types of interferential electrotherapy in our office. Our patients have seen amazing results with this type of therapy.

Therapeutic UltrasoundUltrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound wave therapy is used to decrease muscle spasms, improve blood flow and increase flexibility of injured soft tissue. Since different conditions require different types of care we have two types of ultrasound in our office.


We offer two types of traction in our office: Manual and Intersegmental.

Manual TractionManual Traction is a passive motion therapy that reverses the effects of gravity, reduces spinal distortions, decompresses nerves and discs, improves flexibility and rehabilitates connective tissue (including discs). It is also helpful in lifting internal organs that have sagged due to gravity. This therapy actually provides the benefits of "inversion therapy" without the side effects of turning people upside-down.

Intersegmental Traction feels like a relaxing massage. It actually helps improve flexibility, expand disc spaces, suction disc material, increase tissue elasticity, facilitate coordination and decrease curvatures and other distortions. This therapy is an integral part of correcting many spinal problems.


Rehabilitation/Fitness Therapy

Phillip Bostian is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College. He was an athletic trainer at Lenoir Rhyne and worked in physical therapy at Hickory Orthopedics. Phillips is certified in CPR by the American Heart Association and is a Special Olympics volunteer.

Phillip’s focus is on exercise physiology, orthopedic evaluation and rehabilitation, and nutrition. His chief interest lies in helping individuals enhance their quality of life.