Industry News for IMPAC Incorporated
Salem, Oregon 97308-0535
Salem, OR: The ArthroStim Instrument is the latest in a line of multi-thrust instruments to be offered by IMPAC, Inc. It is designed to capitalize on the natural feedback cycle, which the nervous system uses to organize itself.
The ArthroStim Instrument produces 12 - 14 high velocity, controlled-force thrusts per second. The unique short-stroke recoiling thrusts produced by the ArthroStim activate 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 areas. By utilizing the same mechanisms that the nervous system naturally uses to control biomechanics, corrections can be achieved using reduced forces.
This permits the ArthroStim to be used in a variety of applications ranging from pediatric adjusting - to its current utilization in professional sports teams. (e.g., the 76ers and Olympians).