There are many different routes in medicine, and chiropractic clinics in Melbourne are no different. Here, we practice both the Low Force Technique and the Thompson Technique, two alternative methods that have their own specific uses and advantages. The chiropractors at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic are trained in both techniques and can advise you on which one is most suitable for you. Below, we take a look at the differences between each type.
By using an adjustable table with a pneumatic drop system, the Thompson Technique allows for enhanced force to be applied to the body during the procedure. It enables the chiropractor to use the natural structure of the joints to best improve the segments above and below. You lie face down on the table while your practitioner uses high speed, with the adjustable nature of the table completing each set of motions. This is suitable for most patients to whom quick thrusting adjustments are not uncomfortable.
On the other hand, babies, children and elderly patients need softer, gentler care. This is where the Low Force Technique comes in. It is also suitable for those who are suffering from severe injuries and high levels of pain, as well as conditions that are important not to agitate further. You may find your chiropractor does not adjust your joints all the way through to the end of the motion, moving them just far enough to allow for a natural adjustment to take place.
If you are unsure whether the Thompson Technique or Low Force Technique is best for your needs, get in touch with our Melbourne chiropractic clinic today. Conveniently located near Parkville, North Melbourne and Carlton, our chiropractors will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction. Call us now on (03) 9686 2566.