Effective and painless adjusting using tables with a drop piece
Dr. J. Clay Thompson developed the Thompson Technique. I was taught by Dr. L. Sally Bobo at Palmer College of Chiropractic, who was taught directly by Dr. Thomson! Truly, this technique has worked wonders for many patients as it provides high levels of patient comfort.
In essence, while the patient is face down, the table itself has individual “drop pieces” which are strategically located along the neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) regions. These drop pieces reduce the amount of energy needed to fix a malfunctioning or malposition of a spinal segment. In addition, the Thompson Technique has a unique analysis which uses leg length discrepancies, leg extensions for sacral analysis.
My patients always seem surprised that they feel better with such a technique. It is truly remarkable when performed correctly by a licensed and trained chiropractic physician. The patient outcomes are fantastic. This has proven to be great for those who have very tight hips and a traditional side posture adjustment might be too much for a first-time chiropractic patient.