The Thompson Technique, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, has evolved into a system of analysis and a way of adjusting the full spine. The combination produces precise adjustments and high levels of practice member comfort.
A System of Analysis
Early chiropractors noticed that nerve interferences would produce the appearance of a short, or contracted leg. When nerve interference is present, tension will pull or “yank” on the body creating one leg to be shorter. This difference Using a protocol of comparing leg lengths while the practice member turned their head, helped determine whether the nerve interference was in the upper, middle or lower back.
Terminal Point Table
What practice members often notice first is our segmental “drop” table. The table allows you to comfortably lay in a horizontal position. This allows Dr. Nathan to determine any difference in leg length.
Individual cushions or “drop pieces” located along our table surface support each area of your spine until the thrust is delivered. Then, each drop piece gently gives way, reducing the amount of energy needed to move a specific spinal segment. Rather than fighting against muscular tension or guarding, we can easily use gravity to create the adjustment. Thompson allows us to work smarter, not harder.
Popular and Patented
So unique is this approach, Dr. Thompson was granted a patent in 1955. Since then, because of its precision and practice member results, it is a technique used around the world. Dr. Nathan utilizes Thompson technique to gently clear pressure from the nerve system and allow your body to function optimally. For many people using this technique allows people who are trepidatious of chiropractic to receive phenomenal results. Contact us for an appointment.