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Impulse Adjusting

Impulse Adjusting: Precision Care, Gentle Relief!

Impulse adjusting is a modern chiropractic technique that uses a handheld instrument to deliver precise, gentle thrusts to the spine and other joints. This method aims to correct misalignments and restore proper function with minimal force and high precision.

Types of Impulse Adjusting

The Impulse Adjusting Instrument (IAI)

  • Mechanics: The Impulse Adjusting Instrument is a small, handheld device designed to deliver controlled, high-speed, low-amplitude thrusts to specific areas of the spine or other joints.
  • Technology: The instrument is equipped with sensors and computer technology to ensure precise adjustments, often with variable force settings tailored to the patient’s needs.
  • Procedure:
  • The chiropractor conducts a thorough assessment of the patient’s spine and joints to identify areas of dysfunction.
  • The instrument is placed on the specific area to be adjusted.
  • The device delivers a rapid, targeted thrust to the joint, realigning it without manual force.
  • Benefits: The instrument’s speed and precision make adjustments more comfortable and less invasive compared to traditional manual methods.

Assessment and Preparation

  • Patient Evaluation: A comprehensive evaluation, including medical history, physical examination, and possibly imaging studies, is performed to understand the patient’s condition.
  • Adjustment Plan: Based on the assessment, the chiropractor develops a tailored treatment plan using the Impulse Adjusting Instrument to address the specific needs of the patient. 


Adjustment Process

  • Positioning: The patient is positioned comfortably, either seated or lying down, depending on the area to be treated.
  • Application: The chiropractor positions the instrument on the targeted joint or spinal segment.
  • Adjustment: A quick, precise thrust is delivered, realigning the joint and promoting normal motion.
  • Reassessment: The chiropractor reassesses the area to ensure proper alignment and function.

Through Chiropractic Care, we focus on the relationship between the nervous system and the spine. We will strive to reduce pain and improve functionality, while taking steps to enhance overall health and well-being for our patients.

What to Expect…
A typical visit to Windsor Hills Family Chiropractic Center will include myofascial release (deep muscle work) applied to tight muscles, rehab training, Cox distraction and a low-force adjustment. An impulse instrument will be used on the neck (low-force instrument adjusting). Dr. Claire specializes in low-force techniques, which are gentle enough for a young child or elderly person.

Precision and Control

Improved Joint Function

Versatile Applications