As technology advances, so do chiropractic techniques. Instrument adjusting has become the fastest growing form of chiropractic adjusting due to its ease of use for the chiropractic practitioner and the safety to the patient.


Dr. McGinn uses the Arthrostim® for chiropractic adjusting


      An Arthrostim® adjustment involves the use of one of these special instruments. What it does is produce a speedy thrust and recoil motion, similar to the way a chiropractor uses their hands to adjust the vertebrae in your back. The benefit of the instrument is that it performs this high-velocity, low-amplitude motion 12 times per second, and is targeted to a very small area. The force of the thrust radiates through the joint and the tissues that surround it,.

     As opposed to traditional chiropractic adjustment techniques, use of the
Arthrostim® does not cause the same popping and cracking noises in the joint that can make some people feel uneasy. It is a gentle, mechanical method of easing the joints back into alignment that is basically an extension of the chiropractor’s hands. Your chiropractor can exert just the right amount of pressure needed by adjusting the force of the thrust up or down from merely a few ounces all the way up to 40 pounds, and it works on a wide range of body areas, not only on the spine.

     The
Arthrostim’s® movement stimulates the patient’s special sensory nerve receptors, called proprioceptors, which are responsible for detecting the proper motion and alignment of the body’s muscles and joints, signaling that all is well; however, at the same time it avoids stimulating the nociceptors, the sensory nerve receptors responsible for sending pain signals to the central nervous system.

     The use of instrument adjusting, such as with the
Athrostim®, allows for fewer side-effects and less post-treatment muscle soreness.
 
     The
Vibracussor® delivers impulses deep into the tissues of the body, helping break up fascial restrictions (scar tissue) while also improving circulation and healing: The VibraCussor® is distinctly different from traditional massage/vibration instruments. Most vibration devices produce a 'back and forth' motion across the surface of the body. The VibraCussor®, by comparison, produces a piston-like 'up and down' motion. This motion creates comfortable compression waves that travel through to the body's deepest connective tissues to free up entanglements without the need for heavy forces.