Chiropractic Specialist

Dr. Katie Thompson, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

The Health Improvement Center

Dr. Katie Thompson, D.C.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist located in Vienna, VA

Chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulation, correct structural alignments and improve your body's physical function through the use of controlled forces to your spinal joints. When Dr. Katie Thompson treats you at The Health Improvement Center in Vienna, Virginia, she considers the “whole client” and not just the area bothering you. To benefit from her chiropractic training, call or make an appointment online today.

Chiropractic Q & A

Why should you see a chiropractor?

Dr. Katie’s chiropractic treatments at The Health Improvement Center have several benefits, including improving your musculoskeletal mechanics, increasing strength, and alleviating discomfort.

The goal of chiropractic care is to restore your normal range of pain-free motion while your body naturally heals itself. Chiropractic treatment is safe, non-invasive, and effective. The most common types of chiropractic treatments include:

  • Corrective, rehabilitative exercises to increase your muscular endurance, improve function, and reduce stresses on your body
  • Soft-tissue therapies like active release therapy, myofascial release therapy, and cross-tissue friction massage
  • Spinal or joint mobilization and manipulation
  • Joint bracing to support an injured area
  • Muscle taping for improved muscle performance and improved overall function
  • Nutrition recommendations for weight loss and to help relieve joint pain and improve posture


Dr. Katie uses a gentle adjusting technique that reduces the pain from sciatica, migraines, headaches, and other painful conditions affecting your body.

What is the Impulse® Adjusting Technique?

The Impulse Adjusting Technique is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation. Dr. Katie uses a small, handheld, spring-loaded instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to your spine.

The Impulse Adjusting Technique treats back and neck pain, as well as chronic and migraine headaches. This type of chiropractic treatment restores motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.

What is the TTAPS Technique?

The TTAPs chiropractic technique works without the use of:

  • Drugs
  • Surgery
  • Decompression
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Joint popping


Dr. Katie taps on the affected area of your body to receive sensory information that allows her to move and position your body so it can heal.

What is Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology, also called manual muscle testing, helps Dr. Katie evaluate your body through the dynamics of your musculoskeletal system. Your muscles are linked to your organs and glands, and specific muscle weaknesses signal internal problems.

Applied Kinesiology involves:

  • Joint manipulation
  • Myofascial therapies
  • Cranial techniques
  • Meridian and acupuncture skills
  • Nutrition and dietary management
  • Evaluation of environmental irritants
  • Reflex procedures


To improve your body’s function with chiropractic care, call or make an appointment online today at The Health Improvement Center in Vienna, Virginia.