Blocks and Drops
These are two techniques used primarily to treat the sacroiliac joints (the two large joints where the base of the spine meets the pelvis). The Blocks consist of two padded wedges placed under specific areas of the pelvis as the patient lies either on their back or their tummy. This gentle technique uses the patient’s body weight to slowly stretch the structures around the sacroiliac joints and to move them back into the correct alignment.
The Drop Mechanism is a feature on many chiropractic benches used to deliver a measured specific thrust towards the sacroiliac joints (we also often use it to treat the hips and the lumbar spine). A portion of the bench will lift up by a small amount when required and will be adjusted so that there is just enough tension to hold the patient up. As the chiropractor delivers a small thrust to the bench, it will drop back down again. Like the Activator, this delivers a relatively small yet rapid force to a joint.