arthrostim 1The Arthrostim® is unique in that it produces a rapid thrust and recoil rate of 12 thrusts / second. This frequency is often referred to as the “Low Beta Somato-Motor Rhythm” because of its profound effect on the nervous system. This rapidity stimulates specialized nerve pathways that send messages to the brain called proprioceptors and mechanoreceptors which inhibit the nociceptors. Nociceptors are the patient’s pain sensing nerve pathways that carry pain messages to the brain.

Also, these nociceptors are not stimulated by the Arthrostim® because of the thrust and recoil. This means that the adjustment can be delivered painlessly to patients of all ages. The Arthrostim® can be used on anyone and is especially useful in our larger than average patients or our pain sensitive patients.

The high speed, shallow thrust allows for the accumulation of force that extends beyond the joints into the surrounding support tissues such as tendons and ligaments. This effect releases secondary trigger points and muscle spasm. Patients usually notice a positive difference with the first treatment.

The VibraCusser® is also unique in that it adds a percussion dimension that addresses myofascial issues.

Percussion is a new treatment modality for those who suffer from musculo-skeletal pain and myofascial trigger syndrome. It is non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that may serve as a therapeutic alternative to trigger point and epidural injections. Performed on an outpatient basis, the VibraCusser® Percussion Instrument carries little or no risk and is comfortable.

Fascia is the interwoven connective tissue that surrounds muscles and internal organs. Myofascial release is a therapeutic stretching technique that works to release restrictions present in this fascial tissue.

Some individuals suffer from musculoskeletal pain and local tenderness in areas where fascia is affected. this maybe characteristic for individual muscles or characterize myofascial trigger syndrome, and in those who experience referred pain in a distribution specific for the individual muscle, the “trigger” or affected area of muscle is firm or hard to palpation; sometimes it has a ropy consistency and may appear contracted or in spasm. The VibraCusser®
provides vibration and osicilating forces that address and reduce the identified muscular spasm, myofascial trigger points and adhesions.

myofascial release atlas therapies"Fascia" is the interwoven connective tissue that surrounds muscles and internal organs. Myofascial release is a therapeutic stretching technique that works to release restrictions present in this fascial tissue. A handheld “vibracusser” instrument provides vibration and osicilating forces that address and reduce the identified muscular spasm, fascial trigger points, and adhesions. - See more at: http://atlasfamilychiropractic.net/asheville-chiropractor/chiropractic-therapies/#sthash.EQV0UVDc.dpuf
myofascial release atlas therapies"Fascia" is the interwoven connective tissue that surrounds muscles and internal organs. Myofascial release is a therapeutic stretching technique that works to release restrictions present in this fascial tissue. A handheld “vibracusser” instrument provides vibration and osicilating forces that address and reduce the identified muscular spasm, fascial trigger points, and adhesions. - See more at: http://atlasfamilychiropractic.net/asheville-chiropractor/chiropractic-therapies/#sthash.EQV0UVDc.dpuf
myofascial release atlas therapies"Fascia" is the interwoven connective tissue that surrounds muscles and internal organs. Myofascial release is a therapeutic stretching technique that works to release restrictions present in this fascial tissue. A handheld “vibracusser” instrument provides vibration and osicilating forces that address and reduce the identified muscular spasm, fascial trigger points, and adhesions. - See more at: http://atlasfamilychiropractic.net/asheville-chiropractor/chiropractic-therapies/#sthash.EQV0UVDc.dpuf
myofascial release atlas therapies"Fascia" is the interwoven connective tissue that surrounds muscles and internal organs. Myofascial release is a therapeutic stretching technique that works to release restrictions present in this fascial tissue. A handheld “vibracusser” instrument provides vibration and osicilating forces that address and reduce the identified muscular spasm, fascial trigger points, and adhesions. - See more at: http://atlasfamilychiropractic.net/asheville-chiropractor/chiropractic-therapies/#sthash.EQV0UVDc.dpuf
myofascial release atlas therapies"Fascia" is the interwoven connective tissue that surrounds muscles and internal organs. Myofascial release is a therapeutic stretching technique that works to release restrictions present in this fascial tissue. A handheld “vibracusser” instrument provides vibration and osicilating forces that address and reduce the identified muscular spasm, fascial trigger points, and adhesions. - See more at: http://atlasfamilychiropractic.net/asheville-chiropractor/chiropractic-therapies/#sthash.EQV0UVDc.dpuf

General Indications for VibraCusser® Percussion Instrumentvibracusser

  • Adhesions
  • Lymphatic Impairment
  • Myalgia
  • Post exertion muscle fatigue
  • Trigger point
  • Spasticity
Clinical benefits of VibraCusser® Percussion Instrument:

The clinical benefits of the VibraCusser® Percussion Instrument can reduce or eliminate the frequency and intensity of myofascial trigger syndrome and musculoskeletal pain, decrease the need for pain medication and greatly improve the ability to participate in activities of normal daily living.

as adapted from http://www.batchelorchiropractic.com/techniques/