For years now, I've been exploring the assessment and treatment of spinal joint fixations. During that time, my methods (presented in both the ACOM and MFB classes) have become more refined and consistent. My current method has a strong element of traction in corrective maneuvers. Lately, I've realized that one quick way of zeroing in on the crooked joints is by palpating the spine and just looking for the places that feel compressed. By this, I mean that you can try to decompress the spine with two hands, noticing where resistance to that decompression resides. I hope to help students recognize that the places that are crooked and the places that are compressed are the same places!