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The Thompson Technique utilizes a "Segmental Drop Table" to enhance the motion of the segment or area to be adjusted, most commonly the mid-back, low back and pelvic area. Leg length checks, palpation, X-rays and other appropriate tests may be used by the Thompson practitioner in determining where to adjust.
The "Segmental Drop System" takes advantage of the spine's inherent design of the joints in order to move the spinal segment in the direction that will improve the motion of the segment with the one above and below. It just makes good sense. The majority of the spinal adjusting utilizing the Thompson Technique has the patient lying prone (face down).
There is usually no "popping or cracking" with a Thompson Drop Table Adjustment.