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Chiropractic Care

Diversified Technique

person getting back adjustmentAt Hands On Health Chiropractic, one of the many adjustment styles we use is referred to as Diversified. Among the most popular chiropractic techniques, this hands-on approach allows us to manually adjust your spinal bones into proper position.

Diversified can be successful in helping patients of all ages and stages get back to living the life they love, naturally.

What to Expect

First, an analysis of your spine is performed. This can initially involve a case history and X-ray pictures of your spine.

Subsequent visits may include motion palpation, with the chiropractor feeling the spinal joints move as you turn and bend. Or, a leg check may be performed, to uncover an imbalance in the neck or lower spine.

When misaligned spinal bones are identified, a specific manual thrust is administered. The direction, speed, depth and angle that are used is the result of years of experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.

The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint. There’s no need to worry or be frightened about this-in fact, most patients find adjustments relaxing and relieving!

What are the Benefits?

While improving spinal biomechanics can reduce nervous system interferences, virtually all joints of the body can be adjusted to help restore proper range of motion. Simply put, many patients find that it’s easier to carry out tasks in their daily life without noticing pain, aches or other problems.

The Thompson Technique

thompson technique on legDeveloped by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, the Thompson Technique, is a system of analysis and a method of adjusting the entire spine. The combination yields precise adjustments and a high level of patient comfort.

A System of Analysis

Early chiropractors noticed that subluxations would result in the appearance of a shortened or contracted leg. Employing a protocol of comparing leg lengths while the patient turned their head, helped establish whether the subluxation was located in the upper, middle or lower back.

Terminal Point Table

When patients first come in to receive adjustments using the Thompson Technique, they often notice our segmental “drop” table. After stepping onto the platform, the table gently lowers you into a horizontal position, which helps preserve any leg length inequality.

Individual cushions or “drop pieces” that are found along the table surface support each segment of your spine until the thrust is administered. Next, each drop piece gently gives way, decreasing the amount of energy required to move a particular spinal segment.

A Precise Approach

As this method is highly unique, Dr. Thompson was granted a patent in 1955. Since then, thanks to its precision and excellent patient results, the technique is used around the globe.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the Thompson Technique different from other chiropractic methods?

This technique includes a leg check analysis as well as adjusting procedures.

Is this method appropriate for children and seniors?

Yes, because the table has a “weighing” system where the drop pieces are set slightly heavier than the patient’s body weight, a gentle, yet effective adjustment for patients of all ages can be given.

Do you combine Thompson adjustments with other techniques?

As is the case with other chiropractic methods, the Thompson Technique can be used with other natural healing modalities.

Learn More Today

We’d love to welcome you into our care and find out if you’re a candidate for chiropractic. Get started by contacting us for an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you and your family!

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