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Thompson Technique Seminars

The Complete Thompson Technique - Minardi Integrated Systems

Welcome to the "Complete" Thompson Technique, Minardi Integrated Systems. 

Dr. John Minardi has revolutionized this classic technique by creating an intensive, scientific and practical three weekend certification course like no one else has ever done. We have added the word "Complete", because our goal is not to simply teach the classic Thompson Technique. In contrast, our goal is to expand all drop piece work by creating Minardi Integrated Systems.

Over fifty years ago, the original Thompson Technique was first unveiled by Dr. J. Clay Thompson. This three part series will encompass all elements of the original technique and expand the teaching where Clay could not, due to the science limitations of his era. Since 1998, Dr. Minardi has researched and discovered the biomechanical and neurological rationale of each analysis and adjustment taught, in order to understand  not only "how" to perform the technique, but to also understand "why" the analysis and adjustments are performed. This research also uncovered several gaps in information that the original technique did not cover. 

To remedy this, several new aspects have been incorporated by Dr. Minardi, filling in any gaps that may have existed in the classic technique. These include new protocols, new subluxation patterns and new adjustments to improve table assisted work overall. This innovative Minardi Integrated Systems-Thompson Technique Program explains each step in depth, using the latest research in the fields of biomechanics and neurology for greater understanding.

Our material is presented over three weekends in a workshop format. A unique interactive workbook is utilized. The first weekend (Module I) covers the full spine analysis and adjustments used in the classic Thompson Technique, several modified adjustments and the addtional Neurology, Biomechanics and Research that has been incorporated by Dr. Minardi. This ensures that the doctor not only understands how to perform the classic protocol, but also understands the reasons why, based in science. These were added to advance the overall body of work, and to increase the scientific certainty of the practicing doctor.

Module II focuses on advanced problems and adjustments of the spine that should be utilized when the Module 1 protocols have been exhausted. A few of these procedures were created by Dr. Thompson, but the majority were incorporated by Dr. Minardi or the instructors that Dr. Minardi studied with. These procedures have been added to the original work with the intension of filling in any gaps that may have existed in the classic technique, and to advance overall table assisted work. 

Module III focuses on Dr. Minardi's work and study in the fields of pregnancy, pediatrics and extremities. Emphasis is placed on differences in protocols and adjustments throughtout pregnancy and childhood. Extremity protocols and adjustments are covered with specific emphaisis on how they tie in with original spinal problems discussed in Module 1 and 2.  These fields were added to further advance and complete the overall body of table assisted work. There is an optional written and practical exam held on the Sunday of the Module III weekend.

The Seminar Series prides itself with intensive hands-on participation, ensuring the doctor will be able to confidently use the material in an office setting immediately. Those familiar with Classic Thompson will learn more than they ever thought possible. Those new to the technique will be taken from step one and accelerated at a comfortable pace to learn all material presented in Minardi Integrated Systems.

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Participants will learn:

Module 1
  • History
  • Neurology 1
  • Leg Analysis
  • CS- prone Adj.
  • CS-Modified head of table adj.
  • C1: toggle recoil adj.
  • OCCS
  • BCS; prone adj.
  • BCS; supine adj.
  • BCS; seated adj
  • XD; and 2 subcategories
  • D-; supine adj.
  • D-; prone adj.
  • D+; upper boot adj.
  • D+ lower boot adj.
  • LS; seated adj
  • LS; split leg adj.
  • LS; prone adj.
  • TS; pottinger's saucer
  • TS: lateral listhesis
  • Rotated sacrum
  • PRI
  • IN ilium
  • Ex ilium
  • Elevated rib cage
Module 2
  • Neurology 2
  • Stucky friction lock
  • Stucky stack
  • Anterior cervical
  • Posterior cervical-prone adj.
  • Posterior cervical-seated adj.
  • C1 flexion lock
  • C7-T1 extension lock
  • BCS; modified toggle board adj.
  • BCS; modified supine lift adj.
  • Unilateral occiput; toggle set adj.
  • Unilateral occiput; modified Stucky
  • Unilateral occiput; modified seated
  • XD; and 2 rare sub categories
  • D-; Modified Stucky 1 part adj.
  • D-; Modified AI sacral push adj.
  • Stucky bilateral roll adj.
  • LS; L5-S1 distraction adj.
  • Spondylolisthesis; classic adj.
  • Spondylolisthesis; institutional adj.
  • TS; dorso-cervical thumb pull
  • IN ilium-modified prone adj.
  • EX ilium-modified prone adj.
  • Posterior Sacral apex adj.
  • Rotated rib adj.
  • Anterior Coccyx
  • Hyperactive Psoas
Module 3
  • Full Spine pediatric analysis and adjustments
  • (includes: case history, neurological testing, cranium, CS, TS, LS, SI)
  • Full Spine pregnancy adjustment modifications
  • Webster's In Utereo constrant technique
  • Anterior Humerus
  • Posterior Humerus
  • Superior Sternoclavicular
  • Superior Acromioclavicular
  • Medial scapula
  • Hip Joint
  • Superior lateral Patella
  • Internally rotated tibia
  • Anterior fibula
  • TMJ
  • Certification testing day 2


Chiropractor: Early Bird Rate $1700/ Regular Cost $1900
Students: Early Bird Rate $850/ Regular Cost $950


Costs above include all three Modules, accompanying manuals, and Dr. Minardi's textbook on the Thompson Technique. Cost is subject to an additional Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 13%. Testing Fee not included. 
Registration is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. Only Chiropractors and Chiropractic Students are allowed to register for the seminar series. If you are a Chiropractor enrolled as a student in a different field, this does not qualify you for the student rates. Only students registered in a Chiropractic College/University qualify for the student rates. No Transfers are allowed.


REFUND POLICY: In the event that you cannot attend an entire seminar series or individual seminar that is prepaid, the fee for that seminar(s) may be applied to another seminar(s) within 12  months of the missed seminar(s), provided that proper notice is given to Dr. Minardi. There are no refunds once payment is processed. No transfers are allowed.

NOTE: In the event that the flight, hotel or venue forces the seminar to be cancelled, due to fire, water damage, weather conditions, health conditions or any other reason outside the control of the Thompson Seminar Series, then the seminar date will be rescheduled as soon as possible to make up for the cancelled date. If the participant cannot attend the rescheduled date(s), the fee for that seminar(s) may be applied to another seminar(s) within 24 months. There are no refunds once payment is processed. No transfers are allowed.