Patients in our Federal Way chiropractic clinic appreciate the Thompson drop table technique because a gentle adjustment can deliver effective results.
The drop table adjusting method works well for people who
- do not like the manual adjusting style
- have disc injuries or bone density issues where rotation adjustments or pressure on the spine is contraindicated
- prefer a gentle adjustment
The Thompson drop table technique uses a precision adjusting table with adjustable sections. Each section has a weighing mechanism with just enough tension to hold the patient in the "up" position before the chiropractor applies an adjusting "thrust." When the thrust is applied, a pneumatic section of the table drops slightly, facilitating the adjustment. The drop allows the joint to move through its full normal range of motion with less pressure than when not using a drop table.
The chiropractor uses their hands for the drop table adjusting method, but not in the same way as the manual adjusting style. The two techniques often work in unison.
The drop table has sections to facilitate adjusting different areas of the body. The patient lays on their back or front, depending on the area of the body the chiropractor is adjusting.
Owens Chiropractic in Federal Way, Washington, has a drop table with a game-changing feature for patients with limited mobility. The table has hydraulics to move the table from a vertical position to a horizontal position and back to vertical. It is perfect for patients who find sitting, reclining, or standing up from the table challenging. How it works: while the table is vertical, the patient stands on the footplate with their back or front to the table. The chiropractor gently lowers the head of the table to a horizontal position for their adjustment. When they complete their adjustment, the chiropractor gently raises the head of the table to return the patient and the table to a verticle/standing position. The patient steps off the footplate. This table is a game-changer for many patients.
We treat many patients experiencing limited mobility and or pain due to car accidents, work accidents, mishaps while out having fun, and mishaps around the house.
We have many gentle and effective adjusting methods to help our patients heal.
- Thompson drop table
- Activator technique
- Vertebral distraction pump
- Plus cold laser therapy – though it is not an adjusting method, this healing therapy that is a great companion to chiropractic adjustments
If you are unsure whether chiropractic treatment can help your condition, contact us to talk with a chiropractor. As doctors, we are committed to acting in your best interest to help you heal. You can count on us to tell you if chiropractic may not be the best treatment for your situation.
Gentle and Effective Chiropractic Treatment
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