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Impulse in Waterloo

tool adjustmentAt Martin Chiropractic Clinic, we use one of the world’s most popular “low force” chiropractic techniques—the Impulse® handheld instrument that allows us to provide precise, gentle adjustments where and when you need it most. This technique works very well in improving the range of motion in the upper neck area, and we also use it for pelvic joint misalignments.

Why This Method?

Impulse is gentler than manual adjusting, with less tissue trauma. Dr. Martin also likes the ergonomic design and the great results he gets with the Impulse. The technique is also ideal for patients of all ages and walks of life; children love our clicker instrument, and seniors can get a more accurate adjustment that uses less energy.

What to Expect

The Impulse instrument delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. It also makes the directed energy more precise. Dr. Martin can treat from many angles, which is not the case with manual techniques. Because the Impulse is often faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist—making adjustments comfortable and effective. It is also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees, and other joints of the body. This is an ideal treatment approach if a patient has a bone-weakening condition such as osteopenia or osteoporosis.

The best part? If you’re nervous about “cracking,” don’t be—there are no popping sounds to be heard in this type of adjustment.

The Follow-Up

After your adjustment, we retest to ensure the desired changes have been produced. Testing afterwards helps us deliver high-quality care, high levels of patient satisfaction, and better precision. Often, the patient can feel a difference immediately following the adjustment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to find relief from pain or symptoms using this technique?

It can vary—anywhere from one to two to eight sessions—but usually within that range. Some people notice instantaneous relief. For patients who are highly inflamed, it can be up to eight visits to see some change.

How long did this type of adjustment take?

Three to 10 minutes usually.

Experience Gentle & Effective Care Today

If you’re interested in a gentle, advanced chiropractic adjustment that’s comfortable for all ages and stages of life, we’re here to help. Contact our team today to book your first appointment.



Impulse Waterloo, Kitchener ON | (519) 886-2570