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Our Chiropractic Techniques

Paul adjusting a patient.Top Ryde Chiropractic and Sydney CBD Chiropractic we use a number of highly-effective manual manipulation and adjustment approaches to help improve spinal alignment and reduce nervous system interference.

A Chiropractic adjustment is an application of force to a joint segment that is fixated, or not moving properly. Adjustments help restore motion, increase nervous system function, and restore the body’s innate ability to heal. This will slow spinal and soft tissue degeneration.

The adjustment itself is more often than not pain free. Many patients report immediate improvement in range of motion and a feeling of relaxation. Chiropractic adjustments have been PROVEN to be safe and highly effective in alleviating pain and increasing range of motion. A chiropractic adjustment is so safe newborns to the elderly receive chiropractic adjustments.

The primary adjusting techniques we use include:


After identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints. The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound from the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint.


Dr Paul and Michelle (Pregnant in third trimester being adjusted) Thompson Terminal Point technique uses a leg length analysis to assess vertebral. A special drop table reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine.


Sacro Occipital Technique uses precise positioning of wedge-shaped “blocks” that allow the gravity and weight of your body to make corrections. This results in new healthier patterns of spinal function.

AK Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology is a diagnostic tool which involves testing the strength of specific muscles of your body. The results help us find structural, chemical and mental problems and directs us to the best options to restore your health. It is also used to monitor the results of ongoing treatment.

Activator Methods®

AdjustmentThis is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust. Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body


This full spine approach relies on X-rays and a heat-sensing instrument for a thorough evaluation and documented results.


Clinical Biomechanics of Posture® is focused on producing improved posture, balance, spinal alignment and restoration of essential spinal curves. Examination of spinal xrays reveal deviations which will direct our corrective care involving a specific protocol of adjustments, traction and exercise.

Active Release®

Active Release Technique relieves pain and increases movement in your muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Many muscle-related conditions respond quickly and permanently with this state-of-the-art soft tissue technique. It utilizes specialized movement based, deep-tissue like techniques to improve mobility and reduce tension in complex muscle groups and joints.

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Paul Tohme (Chiropractor) know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Techniques Top Ryde & Sydney CBD | (02) 8819 6786