Techniques Dr. Murdie Uses

Dr. Murdie employs a wide range of proven techniques that are custom tailored for each individual patient. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of the popular chiropractic techniques we use at our practice.

Diversified Technique

A traditional manual adjustment where the doctor uses her hands to deliver a specific thrust to a joint.  Usually a "cracking" or "popping" sound is heard with this type of an adjustment.


Thompson Technique/Drop Table
This technique makes use of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.


Activator Technique
The Activator Technique uses a specialized Activator instrument as an alternative to a manual adjustment.  No "cracking" or "popping" noise is heard with this type of an adjustment. 
Trigger Point Therapy
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.

A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.
Additional therapies
Our office employs many soft tissue therapies such as:

- a medical percussor to reduce myofascial adhesions, tight muscles,

and scar tissue;

- an impulse adjusting instrument to provide moderate, inaudible adjustments;

- stretches and exercises to release and strengthen muscles;

- custom orthotic therapy for foot discomfort and posture improvement.


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Contact Details

Unit 7

1600 King St N 1600

St Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0



Office Hours

Mon  8:00-12:00



Wed  8:00-12:00



Fri  8:00-12:00



Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

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