Dr. Lawson and Chiropractic Low Force Adjusting Techniques
We use a wide range of different techniques in the office:
Thompson Technique/Drop Table Technique
Thompson Chiropractic Technique is based on the body’s natural biomechanics and Newton’s Law of Inertia, which states
that “an object in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon by an equal and opposite force”. Thompson Chiropractic
Technique uses this law of inertia via a “drop piece” in the table to help adjust joints that are not moving normally.
During a drop table adjustment, the table is first set to the patient’s weight. Dr. Lawson then places the contact hand on the
segment to be adjusted. A gentle thrust is applied, setting that area of contact into motion, which in turn, activates the drop piece.
When the drop piece stops, the force of gravity, combined with the force of the doctor’s thrust, is translated into the targeted joint
and the soft tissue of the body, producing the desired change in the joint and the surrounding muscles.
Dr. Lawson uses this technique based on over the 50 years of research and clinical use available. Drop piece adjustments
are lighter, gentler, and without many of the twisting positions that can accompany diversified adjusting.
Diversified[or Full-Spine Specific (FSS)] Technique
This is a widely used type of chiropractic manipulation/ adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught at chiropractic schools. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients.
The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a highvelocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment).
As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body.
Cranial Technique is a chiropractic method that helps your doctor discover the cause of illness, by analyzing the mechanics and neurology of the skull area of the body. During treatment, the doctor may use gentle pressure treatment on the skull, along with related techniques to balance a patient's respiratory and cerebrospinal fluid systems. Cranial technique is painless, non-invasive and very effective.
Using a hand held instrument can help deliver an adjustment to a joint without discomfort making it more comfortable for the patient.