The first step in the Thompson Technique is the Derifield-Thompson Leg-Check Analysis. Any imbalances in the body affect its core too. So, the extremities, spine and hips are checked thoroughly for any subluxations. A Leg-Check analysis is done to locate any problem in each segment of the body such as leg-length inequality. As the subluxations compromise the joint function, the Thompson Terminal Point Technique tries to restore correct range of motion for both the extremities and spine.
The second step requires the use of a special table which administers high-velocity, low-impact thrusts. Thompson developed a special table which drops slightly when the chiropractor applies thrusts or force during the adjustments while keeping the patient stable. Next, the high-velocity thrusts are applied without causing the patient unnecessary pain, as the slight drop adjusts according to the adjustment motion