An adjustment is the bread and butter of the chiropractic profession. Put simply: an adjustment is similar to the effect of cracking ones knuckles, but is not restricted to finger and knuckle joints alone. At the Back and Joint Clinic Doctor Barcewski specializes in the Thompson and Diversified chiropractic techniques in particular, but also uses other tried and tested ways to deliver a quality adjustment at an affordable rate like the Activator method.
The Thompson Technique uses a drop table to provide high velocity, low amplitude, and low force adjustments. This offers patients a less forceful adjustment while also reducing wear and tear on the doctor’s body because the manipulations are assisted by the drop device.This technique is taught at a basic level in chiropractic schools, but becoming a certified Thompson Technique provider requires taking a course specifically on this chiropractic method and passing a subsequent exam. Additionally, re-certification can be required at regular intervals to maintain this certification.
This form of adjustment has been verified in clinical trials to improve spinal conditions. Instead of manually adjusting and manipulating the vertebrae back into alignment, a precision tool is used to apply the appropriate volume of force to specific regions of the spinal column. This method allows Dr. Mark to pinpoint individual bones and readjust them as needed without affecting the bones in the surrounding area.
This form of spinal manipulation uses high-velocity gentle thrusts to manipulate restricted joints by addressing each misalignment individually, and is the most common method used by chiropractors. The "diversity" of this method is that the goal is to improve overall motion by asserting the appropriate pressure across multiple areas. These manipulations are performed in sequence rather than in one specific region and in most cases this method is used to open up blockages along the entire spinal column in one session. When used in combination with the Thompson Technique and the Activator Method the end result is a complete spinal readjustment which can make you feel very rejuvenated.