The Thompson Technique
Developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, the Thompson Technique, is a system of analysis and a method of adjusting the entire spine. The combination yields precise adjustments and a high level of patient comfort.
A System of Analysis
Early chiropractors noticed that subluxations would result in the appearance of a shortened or contracted leg. Employing a protocol of comparing leg lengths while the patient turned their head, helped establish whether the subluxation was located in the upper, middle or lower back.
Terminal Point Table
When patients first come in to receive adjustments using the Thompson Technique, they often notice our segmental “drop” table. After stepping onto the platform, the table gently lowers you into a horizontal position, which helps preserve any leg length inequality.
Individual cushions or “drop pieces” that are found along the table surface support each segment of your spine until the thrust is administered. Next, each drop piece gently gives way, decreasing the amount of energy required to move a particular spinal segment.
A Precise Approach
As this method is highly unique, Dr. Thompson was granted a patent in 1955. Since then, thanks to its precision and excellent patient results, the technique is used around the globe.
Frequently Asked Questions
This technique includes a leg check analysis as well as adjusting procedures.
Yes, because the table has a “weighing” system where the drop pieces are set slightly heavier than the patient’s body weight, a gentle, yet effective adjustment for patients of all ages can be given.
As is the case with other chiropractic methods, the Thompson Technique can be used with other natural healing modalities.
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