The Thompson Technique, also known as the Thompson Terminal Point Technique or Thompson Drop-Table Technique, is a chiropractic method developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson in the 1950s. This technique is renowned for its precision and gentleness, making it a popular choice among chiropractors and patients alike.

How It Works

The Thompson Technique utilizes a specially designed chiropractic table equipped with drop mechanisms. These drop pieces, located in different sections of the table, can be adjusted to specific tension settings based on the patient's needs. When a chiropractor applies a quick, targeted thrust to a specific area of the spine, the corresponding drop piece releases and lowers, enhancing the adjustment's impact while minimizing the force required. This results in a more comfortable and effective adjustment.

Key Benefits

     - Precision: The technique allows chiropractors to make highly specific adjustments to individual segments of the spine.

     - Gentleness: The use of the drop table reduces the amount of manual force needed, making it a comfortable option for patients, including those who may be sensitive to traditional chiropractic methods.

     - Safety: The controlled, measured nature of the drops ensures that adjustments are performed safely and effectively.

What to Expect

During a Thompson Technique session, the chiropractor will perform a thorough assessment to determine the areas of the spine that require adjustment. The patient will lie on the drop table, and the chiropractor will position the table's drop pieces accordingly. With a series of precise, controlled thrusts, the chiropractor will adjust the spine, and patients will often hear a distinct "drop" sound as the table pieces release.

Ideal for

The Thompson Technique is suitable for a wide range of patients, including those with acute or chronic back pain, neck pain, and other spinal issues. It is particularly beneficial for individuals who prefer a gentle approach to chiropractic care.

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