Dr. Roy W. Sweat


Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic 


The Sweat Institute is home of the founder, pioneer and developer of the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Program, Dr. Roy W. Sweat, and his son, Dr. Matthew H. Sweat. The doctors offer a combined experience of more than 63 years in providing the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic technique. Patients fly in and travel from all over the world to The Sweat Institute to have their Atlas adjusted. The art and science of Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is the study of the spine with specific concentration on the first bone in the neck, the Atlas vertebrae. A conventional chiropractic adjustment is done with the Doctor’s hands, but Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic utilizes a precise, repeatable, x-ray- analyzed chiropractic program to adjust the Atlas vertebrae by a percussive force Instrument. In doing so, the Doctors remove nerve interference.

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s engineering department helped Dr. Sweat develop, define and refine the x-ray vector program of adjusting. Seven AO Instruments have been updated for precision and excellence over the years. The R.W. Sweat Foundation research studies have helped millions of patients and their families, students and doctors. And since its development there have been numerous books and articles on the subject.

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is taught at five Chiropractic Colleges, and is practiced in six countries and at more than 600 chiropractic practices worldwide. Medical doctors, neurologists, podiatrists, endocrinologists, dentists and other chiropractors refer their patients to the Sweat Institute for Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic.

The Orthogonal Chiropractic adjustment is easy, painless and full of incredible results without manipulation. Your Cervical Spine is vital to your health and well-being. Healing takes time. Human nature tempts to put off seeking relief for our physical problems, and then makes us impatient for relief. Remember, only a thorough treatment plan can provide lasting relief. There are no shortcuts to good health. Time and professional care are the only answers.

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-Dr. Sweat was a student of the legendary Dr. B.J. Palmer who taught him Knee Chest Upper Cervical Chiropractic technique

-Dr. Sweat worked with pioneers in this work and discovered that the original B.J. Palmer technique was possibly using too much force

-Dr. Sweat developed over ten years precise equipment to gently move the Atlas to the correct position using about 20% of the force

-The Atlas weighs 2 ounces and it supports the human head that weighs in at average of 15 lbs.

-All the nerves and spinal chord goes through the Atlas

-When the Atlas is out of alignment many, many dysfunctions in structure and organs is are possible


Dr. Roy Sweet talks about his 68 years of chiropractic experience and Atlas Orthogonal technique, February 20, 2018


'Dr. Roy Sweat D.C. – Chiropractor for 68 Years and a Special Atlas Technique – February 20, 2018' have 3 comments

  1. February 25, 2018 @ 2:06 am Michael

    Patrick, this was an excellent interview. It’s hard to stump these older, experienced guys with any questions, they seem to have heard about a little of everything. I like the sound of his technique, as I’ve had chiropractors hurt me in the past, just because they were too rough. There is also a type of chiropractic called Directional Non-force Technique where no force at all is used. The chiro lightly presses on the spine in various places, almost like very light shiatsu, and the bones go back into align by themselves. It doesn’t sound like it could ever work but it does.


  2. February 25, 2018 @ 11:45 am patrick

    thanks….He’s very cool. These Souls who have been around many revolutions have some deep knowledge and it is fun to hear it. I have an appointment with a AO Chiro near me next week. I did the classic Knee Chest for five years..but, I am “feeling” this is going to be a step up. We’ll see. I’ll let you all know.


    • February 25, 2018 @ 1:36 pm Michael

      Yes, I’d like to hear what the experience is like with an AO chiro. My atlas has been out many times during my life, and it’s out again now. I can visibly see that my head is tilted to one side when looking in the mirror. I’ve had it adjusted many times over the years. I’m going to give the tehcnique below a try first before I go to the chiro again. One issue I have is that I refuse to ever get another xray, so if I can fix this myself, all the better. http://www.kindykaur.com/shiatsu-shintai/how-adjust-your-own-atlas-vertebra


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