Thompson Technique

The Drop Table “Thompson Technique”

  • Enhances the motion of the segment or area to be adjusted (most commonly the mid-back, pelvic area, leg length checks
  • Takes advantage of the spine’s inherent design of the joints in order to move the spinal segment in the direction that will improve the motion of the segment with the one above and below
  • The drop mechanism of the table allows for easier manipulation of moist joints in the body, as well as extremities, ribs, TMJ and clavicle adjustments

The “Segmental Drop System” takes advantage of the spine’s inherent design of the joints in order to move the spinal segment in the direction that will improve the motion of the segment with the one above and below.

The drop mechanism is based on Newton’s First Law of Motion, which states:

A body is in equilibrium if no force is acting upon it. If it is at rest, it remains so; if in motion, it persists in motion, unless an opposing force is met. – Newton’s First Law of Motion

Newton’s First Law is the basis for the low force, high velocity adjustment that is safer for the patient and easier on the doctor. There is usually no “popping or cracking” with a Thompson Drop Table Adjustment- unless you are hearing the “pop” or “crack” of the table!