About Direct Non-Force Chiropractic©

Directional Non-Force Technique© (D.N.F.T.©) works with the body to make needed corrections to provide long lasting relief. Its goal is to stimulate the body to correct itself, therefore fewer number of visits are needed.

Safe for All Ages — Babies to Seniors

Baby receiving Directional Non-Force Technique by Dr. Aine Sweeney.D.N.F.T. is safe and effective for people of all ages. I personally have treated people ranging in age from 4 days old to 99 years old! Using this technique we are able to make corrections without the twisting “cracking and popping” associated with traditional chiropractic.

D.N.F.T. is the only chiropractic technique used in my office — I prefer to have this style of treatment on myself!

D.N.F.T. is a system of diagnosis and treatment that consists of a gentle challenge or test which allows the body itself to indicate irritation and the directions of misalignment of any structure in the body. When a body part is challenged and irritated there is a message sent to the brain that contracts the muscles on one side of the body so that one leg is ½- to ¾-inches shorter (this is referred to as a physiological short leg). A specific thumb thrust in the direction needed is then administered which provides a long lasting correction to body structures.

Learn more about the D.N.F.T method and D.N.F.T. founder and developer Richard VanRumpt D.C., Ph.C.


X-rays are not required for this technique. I rely on the history you give me and the response of your body. However, there are certain situations when x-rays are beneficial. If your case is suggestive of x-rays or other imaging, we will discuss it together.

Other therapies

Other complementary therapies may be incorporated into your chiropractic treatment. This may include use of supplements or herbs, and in some cases Zyto bioscanning, a wellness decision support technology. Learn more about Zyto scanning (.pdf)

Another new technology designed to target and accelerate healing is available to patients as a physical vascular therapy which ties oxygen to tissues to promote healthy circulation.

If you require additional therapies such as physical therapy, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, or lab work, Dr. Sweeney will consider the best suggestions for your particular situation.

and YOU!

You taking an active role in your healing process will significantly enhance your results.

Dr. Sweeney always welcomes your questions and feedback to provide you with guidance and support you need.

I have received chiropractic care from Dr. Aine Sweeney since I moved to Santa Cruz ten years ago. I relied on chiropractors for 30 years prior to Dr. Sweeney. I see her at least twice a month, and more when I have acute issues. I wouldn’t consider seeing anyone else, unless Dr. Sweeney was on vacation or moved! —Michael.B., Santa Cruz

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