Chiropractic is a practice that is often associated with the use of hands. However, Australian chiropractors use a variety of tools and equipment to help patients with a range of needs and conditions. From tables to cold lasers, these tools are essential for chiropractors to remain and thrive in private practice. The type of electrotherapy that chiropractors choose depends on their primary patient population and their own preferences.
Tables are used to realign parts of the body, such as the folding table which uses the patient's weight to make adjustments. Traction tables pull parts of the body to realign them, while tables with rolling balls provide massage. The actuator adjustment tool is a portable, spring-actuated device that provides low-force thrusts to the patient's back, helping to realign the vertebrae without stimulating the surrounding muscles. Ultrasound machines are also used by chiropractors to reduce inflammation and pain, as well as stiffness and muscle spasms.
The pulse adjustment instrument is similar to the actuator adjustment tool, but it is electronic and emits a mechanical pulse with a low force. This tool requires less force than the actuator and has different configurations that use stronger thrusts for realignment. Chiropractors are taught how to use their healing hands forever, but it's becoming increasingly evident that additional chiropractic tools are essential for them to remain and thrive in private practice. If you're looking for help from an experienced chiropractor, contact our Catonsville office today.