The ArthroStim® - Adjusting The Spine Without a "Crack"


The  arthrostim-advantage0001.jpgArthrostim instrument works with the natural feedback cycle of the nervous system.  It delivers a rapid series of controlled thrusts.  These thrusts create a barrage of nervous system stimulation to the brain which can help reset dysfunctional muscular and skeletal patterns.  I use this instrument to mobilize joints of the spine and extremities and for acute muscular spasms as a way to increase muscular metabolism to release muscular contraction.  Share



  • Avoids the discomfort of manual adjusting.
  • No rapid rotation of the spine.
  • Is particularly effective in increasing spinal extension (bending back).
  • Safe for the elderly, children or fragile patients.
  • Especially effective for adjusting extremities (knees, feet, shoulders, elbows, etc.) and sports injuries.

The ArthroStim® Instrument produces TWELVE thrusts a second. This frequency, known as the low beta somatomotor rhythm, is two to three times the rate of other multiple thrust instruments. This outstanding rapidity supersaturates the target area with specific adjustive energy/ forces. The energy continues to ripple through the joint to surrounding fringe tissues. This releases secondary trigger points and sites of muscular spasm, providing relief and corrections. Patients typically notice a positive difference with the first treatment. 051215_laser_100x90.jpg 


"It's like going from a scalpel to a laser"


Neurological Feedback Correction

The ArthroStim® Instrument works on the principle of neurological feedback.  The subluxation pattern of joint stiffness, pain and muscle spasm results in altered sensory input from all the sensitive nerve receptors in joints, ligaments, muscles, tendon and skin.  The ArthroStim® Instrument delivers a powerful sensory barrage to the brain. Because the ArthroStim® oscillations are so rapid, they do not fire pain receptors so the treatment is comfortable.  The powerful sensory input "resets" the postural programs in the brain, restoring normal function and position of the spine or extremity joint.

 There are virtually no limitations to the VibraCussor and Arthrostim; the following is a short list of potential uses for the VibraCussor and Arthrostim:

  • Ribs blocked in a holding pattern
  • Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder
  • Deep fascial adhesions
  • Lower cervical laxity coupled with upper thoracic rigidity
  • Muscle spasms
  • Adjusting vertebrae
  • Adhesions in joints and muscles
  • Trigger points
  • Realign joints Active Muscle Release


The Arthrostim will release chronically tight and dysfunctional muscles in minutes.  I have used Active Release Technique, a relatively new technique used extensively on elite athletes.  I found it painful for the patient and hard on my hands.  One day a patient suggested I try the technique using the Arthrostim instead of my hands. Now I can offer the benefits with much less pain and much less stress on my body.  It is probably the best muscle technique I have found in many years of study and practice.


“The VibraCussor and Arthrostim allow a skilled practitioner a plethora of opportunities to treat their patients. They give the practitioner the ability to be creative, to get deep into tissues, to free adhesions within seconds and to free restricted joints with tremendous effectiveness. I have found them to work extraordinarily well in expediting the rate at which I can assist patients return to good posture after having a rigid kyphosis or as a great preparatory tool for corrective exercise. By restoring joint motion and soft tissue extensibility, I can get any patient into a more optimal working alignment thereby allowing better neuromuscular reprogramming and/or optimal motor learning." 

--Paul Chek  HHP, NMT, a prominent and highly regarded expert in the field of holistic health and corrective and high-performance exercise.

Using the ArthroStim for Postural Correction

 The Arthrostim is particularly useful in adjusting the spine to correct stiffness in the upper back.  Many patients have a "permanent slump."  They can no longer bend back, resulting in a permanent forward head position and "buffalo hump."  The Arthrostim is a wonderful tool that can significantly release this patttern of spinal stiffness and provide patients relief from chronic pain.

earth.jpegThe ArthroStim works at a specific frequency (7.83 Hz) that is identical to the geomagnetic frequency of the Earth's cavity (Rockwell 2000). This frequency is known to have a piezoelectric effect on the body tissues, which is the point at which mechanical energy turns into electrical energy adding a further dimension to treatment. Physicists have found this piezoelectric frequency to be most conducive to tissue healing (Rockwell 2000).

Barnes (1997) explains: 'The entire organism is interwoven with chains of piezoelectric dipolar molecules which are capable of oscillation due to their spiral nature. Alterations in the functional capacity of this three dimensional, ubiquitous network, provides . . . reason for degeneration in the movement system and that regulatory processes can be affected by varied techniques facilitating change in the polarity potential of the tissue'

--Matthew Wallden, Osteopath, Naturopath

1.     Rockwell J. (2000) Manual for the basic percussion vibration technique of Dr Robert Fulford Addendum by IMPAC Inc pp 5&14

2.      Barnes M. (1997) The basic science of myofascial release: morphologic change in connective tissue Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies vol1 no4 pp231-238 ;see also Planetary Harmonics & Neurobiological Resonances


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