1-555 Richmond Street Chatham, ON
Phone 519-352-4180

Chiro Rehab Instruments

ArthroStim® & VibraCussor® Instruments

The Adjustment…

Chiropractic adjustments help stimulate the body to heal itself. Traditionally chiropractors have used single high-energy thrusting and pulling movements to adjust areas of the body. The adjustments set a series of events into motion…

The adjustment produces precise movements which stimulate ‘neural receptors’ in an area. These receptors, in turn produce nerve impulses which relay crucial information to the brain.

The brain depends on this neurological feedback stream’ to update its awareness about an area. Once the brain evaluates the changes prompted by the adjustment, it issues self-correcting commands to the muscular system, and other systems, to bring about healing changes.

Recently, new ways of producing this important neurological feedback streams have been developed. The ArthroStim® instrument is one of the most effective and comfortable tools for creating the valuable input in an area.



The arthrostim is the latest in multi-thrust instruments designed to capitalize on the natural feedback cycle, which the nervous system uses to organize itself.

The arthrostim produces 12-14 high velocity, controlled-force thrusts per second. The unique short-stroke recoiling thrusts produced by the arthrostim acitivate a patient’s mechanoreceptors and proprioreceptors, without recruiting the pain receptors ( nocioreceptors).


The input created by the arthrostim produces a barrage of afferent impulses, which the central nervous system can use to update its “Neural Image” of target pain. By utilizing the same mechanisms that the nervous system naturally uses to control biomechanics, corrections can be achieved using reduced forces.


The Benefits…


The ArthroStim® Instrument permits practitioners to maintain the effectiveness of an adjustment while reducing the amount of force that is applied. This dynamic combination allows the practitioner to comfortably manage a wider range of conditions.

Individuals that may especially benefit from the use of the ArthroStim® Instrument include:

  • Individuals in acute pain
  • Particularly sensitive individuals
  • Individuals who dislike being ‘cracked’
  • Elderly individuals

Even individuals who are larger and stronger (and may be difficult to adjust with a single thrust) can benefit from the neurological assist that the ArthroStim® Instrument provides.

Practitioners may use the ArthroStim® Instrument by itself, or in combination with other adjusting methods. Depending on the approach they feel is best for your specific case.


The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on patients of all ages since the late 1960s, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns. Incorporating the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations, this unique system of administering spinal adjustments using research-based analysis and the Activator Adjusting Instrument can help restore spinal balance safely and comfortably.

Because of its effectiveness and gentle nature, the Activator Method has grown to become the world’s most widely-used instrument chiropractic technique. How does the Activator Method work?  Restoring spinal balance safely and successfully has been the driving force behind the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique. The technique utilizes specific protocols to detect spinal joint dysfunction, analyze leg length inequality, identify issues with body mechanics, and test neurological reflexes. By analyzing results of these examinations, an Activator doctor can initiate the process of restoring spinal balance in the patient, gently and effectively. The Activator Adjusting Instrument is the tool more doctors choose to deliver low-force chiropractic adjustments. This unique hand-held instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers, and was designed to give patients a specific and gentle adjustment. The Activator provides a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient.  In fact, adjustments with the Activator are so quick and measured, the body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and accurate adjustment.v  

The VibraCussor® Instrument

Vibracussor Instrument

VibraCussor® percussion therapy is an exciting new treatment approach for muscle and ligament problems and related myofascial conditions.

The VibraCussor® Instrument is used by many professional sports teams to enhance rehabilitation and help reduce pain and discomfort among their top players. Now that same technology is available in this office.

The VibraCussor® delivers waves of percussive impulses deep into the tissues of the body. These percussion waves promote an increase in circulation and lymphatic flow and a decrease in muscle spasm. Additionally, these waves heighten neurological awareness specific areas of the body and facilitate energetic normalization.

The repetitive pumping action of the VibraCussor® is ideal for releasing joints. The power of multiple percussive waves accumulates to loosen up ‘stuck’ areas without using heavy thrusting forces.

VibraCussor® therapy is very effective for relaxing muscles. The VibraCussor® can be used to warm up muscles and setting proper tonus prior to athletic events. VibraCussor® therapy can be used to following an event/exercise to flush muscles and help minimize soreness.

The VibraCussor® Instrument can also be used to gently change the flexibility of shortened ligaments. This can help increase limited ranges of motion and improve postural distortions.

The VibraCussor® is also highly effective in treating ‘fascial restrictions’. Restrictions at the shoulder hip and knee joints can be treated successfully with minimal discomfort.

VibraCussor® therapy often helps ‘frozen’ shoulders to become mobile in just a few visits. The VibraCussor® is also a very helpful with scars and adhesions associated with surgery.

VibraCussor® Therapy Indications:

  • Joint fixations
  • Postural distortions
  • Myofascial restrictions
  • Trigger points (without injection)
  • ‘frozen’ shoulder
  • TMJ problems
  • Scar tissue
  • ‘energetic tune-up’

VibraCussor® therapy produces a piezo-electric effect deep in tissues of the body. The VibraCussor® Instrument is also effective when used in cranio-social work; visceral manipulation and somatic-emotional release therapy.