Are you feeling stressed out?
Fighting aches and pains?
Do you want to feel more energized?
And just healthier overall?
What is known as the Thompson Drop Technique may be what you need to feel better.
At Apponaug Chiropractic Center in Warwick, R.I., Dr. Christopher Caliri is an expert in performing a variety of chiropractic techniques and treatments that can help you combat chronic pain and restore you to good overall health. To learn more, or to set up an appointment, contact Apponaug Chiropractic today.
The Thompson Chiropractic Technique
Nearly 60 years ago, Dr. Clay Thompson obtained a patent for his Thompson Drop Table. Decades later, the drop table is used around the globe by chiropractors who want to help their patients gain better posture, strength and flexibility.
This technique also can be used to reduce the risk of injury.
The Thompson Chiropratic Technique employs a full-spine technique that relies on an adjusting table stocked with a pneumatically driven drop system. This system can lower the part of your body that relates to the spinal area that’s being adjusted. This can include the lumber, dorsal and pelvic regions.
Doctor Caliri expertly offers his patients high-velocity thrusts, but with minimal force. The thrust provides necessary movement. And the quick drop works your joint the rest of the way through its range of motion.
Patients typically are face down on the Thompson Table. Footwear is worn to allow an accurate check of leg length. This allows Dr. Caliri to locate the common reference point of your seam. That’s where your heel and shoe are joined. Feet will then be observed in an extended position. Patients flex their feet. This allows us to determine whether there is any leg length discrepancy.
After this examination, Dr. Caliri will start your adjustment by using the drop piece’s action. This piece is calculated to your weight, then cocked.
Doctor Caliri will then place his hand on the drop segment. Thrust is used and this part of the table will fall away. This movement assists with removal of subluxation by translating the drop’s force into the joint.
Benefits you can receive from the Thompson Drop Technique include:
- Improved posture and performance.
- Increased strength.
- More flexibility.
- Better resistance to injury.
- Improved sleep.
- More ability to relax.
- Fewer aches and pains.
- Improved tolerance of stress.
- Improved overall health.
Chiropractic adjustments can help your body to heal itself. Drugs and surgery, which are pricey and can have significant recovery time, won’t be needed.
How Does Thompson Drop Feel?
Many patients say they experience a warm sensation that flows through their bodies immediately after the initial adjustment is performed. You also may feel an increase in vitality as better nerve function returns.
Some patients are pain-free after just one adjustment. Other patients may need more adjustments to relieve pain. At Apponaug Chiropractic Center, Dr. Caliri works with patients individually to develop the right program for each one. In some cases we may combine with balance disc exercises or trigger point massage therapy.
Having a healthy nervous system helps make your body healthier. And that lets you lead a more full and active life.
If chronic pain is keeping you from enjoying life, it may be time for a chiropractic adjustment. Contact Apponaug Chiropractic Center today to learn how we can help you ease pain and return to the activities you love with a top-rated chiropractor in RI!