Drop Piece

What is Drop Piece Technique?

The drop piece technique also known as Thompson Terminal Point Technique is a specific chiropractic technique which utilises a segmented, adjustable table with specific weight mechanisms which can be elevated a few centimetres, so that upon delivering a thrust, the table drops.
Drop piece technique is often applied to the midback, lower back, pelvis and hips, with its unique methodology, keeping the patient in a relatively neutral position during the procedure.

What does Drop Piece Technique aim to achieve?

The aim of Drop Piece Technique is to normalise motion at a specific spinal or peripheral joint segment. This may in-turn result in increases in ranges of motion, decreases in pain and stiffness, improvements in functionality and balance.

Which conditions can benefit from Drop Piece Technique?

There are many conditions that Drop Piece Technique may be able to help manage in the clinical setting. These include but are not limited to:

  • Facet syndromes
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sacroiliac syndromes
  • Disc bulges or herniations
  • Sciatica
  • Joint capsule injuries e.g. shoulder and hip
  • Rib joint dysfunctions
  • Sprain or strain injuries

If your treating practitioner believes that Drop Piece Technique is a suitable technique for you then it will typically be utilised with a combination of other techniques like soft tissue therapy, stretches and exercises to optimise your recovery.