Dr Lee graduated with a double degree in Chiropractic and Clinical Science from RMIT and has over 10 years’ experience. Dr Lee is a friendly and holistic practitioner who is looking for the cause of the problem rather than the symptoms of it. He is a qualified Activator method and Thompson technique practitioner. Dr Lee uses those two techniques to utilise the cause of the problem effectively. Dr Lee can deliver not only a gentle manual adjustment but also a soft low force technique to the patient. Dr Lee is enthusiastic about helping people who come into his clinic and strives to support the patient’s wellbeing.
The Thompson Technique was originally created by J. Clay Thompson in the early 1950s. The technique was created in an attempt to decrease the force being applied to both the patient and the doctor with each adjustment. To achieve this goal, Clay drew from his engineering background and applied Newton’s laws of physics to create the drop-piece table. The drop-piece allowed less torque to be applied to the patient, hence, decreasing the force that the doctor absorbed as well. Paramount to the Thompson technique is the use of leg length analysis, which is originally credited to Dr. Romer Derefield. Leg length analysis provided a consistent reference tool to be utilized throughout the adjusting procedure. Due to the scientific limitations of his era, Clay could not scientifically explain why the technique worked, even though clinical trials were validating the technique. Beginning in the late 1990s, and to the present day, the author has focused on establishing the neurological and biomechanical rationale underlying the technique and filling in any gaps that existed within the technique to create a more scientifically solid system for assessment and adjustment.
The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a chiropractic treatment method and device created by Arlan Fuhr as an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine or extremity joints. The device is categorized as a mechanical force manual assisted (MFMA) instrument which is generally regarded as a softer chiropractic treatment technique. The activator is a small handheld spring-loaded instrument which delivers a small impulse to the spine. It was found to give off no more than 0.3 J of kinetic energy in a 3-millisecond pulse. The aim is to produce enough force to move the vertebrae but not enough to cause injury. The activator method chiropractic technique (AMCT) involves having the patient lie in a prone position and comparing the functional leg lengths. Often one leg will seem to be slightly shorter than the other. The chiropractor then carries out a series of muscle tests such as having the patient move their arms in a certain position in order to activate the muscles attached to specific vertebrae. If the leg lengths change, that is taken as a sign that the problem is located at that vertebra. The chiropractor treats problems found in this way moving progressively along the spine in the direction from the feet towards the head.