Techniques


 

Thompson Drop Table Technique

 
Thompson Drop Table Chiropractic Technique 

One of the techniques that has been widely accepted by chiropractors and which has shown impressive results is the Thompson drop table technique.

Thompson Drop Table Technique Origin

This chiropractic technique gets its name from Dr. clay Thompson, who patented it in 1957. This method emphasizes the entire spine. The patient is placed on a table that’s adjustable and the portion of the body that relates to the area of the spine to be adjusted is lowered. The primary treatment areas are the lumbar, dorsal, and pelvic areas. This technique has become popular since the amount of force used is less than other methodologies. There is a thrust that causes movement and a fast drop that will assist the joint in completing the remainder of the motion.

How Does It Work?

To begin the length of each of your legs is measured. This is done because a neurological imbalance can have an effect upon your leg muscles, causing them to be imbalanced, or unequal in length. This can occur due to an overstimulation of leg muscles. The leg measurement helps your chiropractor to determine the type of adjustment that is needed.

Your Treatment

You will be placed face down on a Thompson Drop Table. We will measure the length of your legs with your shoes on. This helps us to compare where the heel and shoe will meet on both legs. We normally take a digital x-ray to further visualize the length of your legs. Your chiropractor will proceed with the adjustment with the guidance of the drop piece table.

The setting of the drop piece table will depend on your body weight. Your chiropractor will place a contact hand/lever on this segment of the table. When your chiropractor applies a thrust this portion of the piece table will drop gently, which helps in the alignment process. The force by which the table is dropped gets transferred to your joint and helps to align it.

Thompson Drop Table Technique Benefits

  • Better Strength
  • Posture Improvement
  • Better Flexibility
  • Sleep Improvement
  • Improved Stress tolerance
  • Reduced Pain And Discomfort
  • Better Overall Performance


Gonstead Technique

 
Gonstead Chiropractic Technique 

The nervous system connects the brain with all body parts and organs.Nerve impulses pass between the brain, tongue, eyes, stomach, toes, fingers and throughout the whole body on electrical conduction pathways called nerves. In this case, the electrical conduction is caused by electro-chemical reactions and neurotransmitters, within the nervous system.

Nerve impulses travel from the brain and into the spinal column. Nerves exit the spinal column at 24 different levels that start at the brain stem and end at the tailbone, or sacrum. These nerve impulses control all body functions.

If the spaces that are between the vertebrae in the spine become narrowed, as the result of a misalignment (subluxation) the nerve impulse becomes altered or interrupted at that level.

The nerve fiber that emanates from this area of subluxation will not have an optimal nerve impulse as it travels to the body parts and organs that it controls. This can result in a loss of function, pain or degradation in the performance of the affected muscle or organ. Severe headaches can even result from pressure on a nerve due to a subluxation.

The Gonstead Chiropractic technique is designed to locate the areas of subluxation in the spine and then adjust the affected portion of the back manually, so it is in proper alignment. This procedure is designed to eliminate the subluxation.

The application of the Gonstead adjustment to the affected area of the spine removes the impingement of the nerve and results in the restoration of joint function.

More significantly, is the restoration of proper nerve function. The nerve impulses from the affected nerve are restored to optimal functionality and as a result, there is a restoration of health.



Diversified Technique

 
Diversified Chiropractic Technique 

The Diversified technique is a treatment modality that is a frequently used chiropractic method. This is the method that is used when a popping sound is heard during a manual adjustment to correct areas of misalignment or subluxation of an area in the spinal column, including the neck and back.

The goal is to restore the biomechanical functioning of joints and to correct areas of misalignment in the spine. Furthermore, diversified techniques have been created for joint adjustment, which allows it to be applied to sports related injuries or joint injuries that result from some other cause.

Diversified spinal adjustments use manual thrusts and particular lines of drives, which permits specificity in the correction of spinal subluxations.

Case histories and digital x-rays are used to analyze and diagnose problems. The adjustment procedure does not require any instruments. Motion palpation and hands-on methods are used to apply deep thrusts, which can sometimes cause a popping sound during the adjustment.

Diversifed adjustment methods are comprised of low amplitude, high velocity thrusts that normally result in realignment of a joint or an area of the spine. The normal biomechanics of the joints and spine are used to create motion in the joint or spine with the objective of restoring functionality.



Activator Technique

 
Activator Chiropractic Technique 

The Activator Chiropractic Technique is a treatment system our chiropractors use in the treatment of many kinds of neck pain, back pain and headaches.

This method uses hand-held adjusting instruments to apply an impulse force to a specific area of the spine with the objective of proper motion restoration to the targeted area.

The activator technique is an alternative to more traditional forms of spinal adjustment, such as the Diversified technique, discussed above, which uses low amplitude, high velocity thrusts.

How the Activator Technique Works

A hand-held, spring-loaded instrument is used to apply a rapid and low-force impulse to selected points.

In theory, this method has two advantages. The first advantage is related to the device’s speed. The instrument operates so rapidly that the muscles of the body don’t have time to become tense in response. Tense muscles tend to resist a treatment. Therefore, the lack of muscle tension may result in a superior treatment. The second advantage is that the force that is applied is localized, so no additional bending or torque is added to unintended adjacent areas.