Sometimes a device called a PIM-gun or Activator is used to deliver a very quick and soft movement in the joint by applying it on the affected joint. This is a very safe and comfortable technique and is usually much more tolerable than a manual manipulation. It can also be used to deactivate trigger points in the muscle.
PIM (Passive Impact Mobilisations) works especially well for the following conditions:
An Activator provides a highly controlled, quick thrust to the area of treatment. Due to the swiftness of the Activator’s movements, the body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and accurate mobilisation of the joint. Due to the low force of the thrust, it is better tolerated than most manual manipulations.
Yes, it is very safe due to the low amplitude and force generated by the activator.
Activators are mostly used by physiotherapists and chiropractors.
Due to its low force and the speed of the thrust, it is more comfortable than most other manual techniques.