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Close-up of a chiropractor using the Anterior Adjustment tool on a patient

Anterior Assist

Our Story

First and foremost, I want to thank you for visiting our website. If you are on this website, you are seeking a way to manipulate the spine without damaging your own hand while maintaining a comfortable adjustment for your patients.

The reason we developed this tool was because I damaged my acromioclavicular ligaments in my right shoulder from adjusting patients. I was using my shoulder to do the majority of the pushing on a patient who was lying face down on an adjusting table. The repeated stress on my shoulder became incredibly painful. I sought out another way to adjust and found that doing more anterior thoracic adjustments relieved my shoulder pain. However, after a few months of doing anterior adjustments so often, I started getting aches and pains in the joints of my hand. My frustration level began to rise as I did not think I would be able to comfortably adjust patients without experiencing my own aches and pains. As long as my hand was being used as a fulcrum with no protection, the pain was going to persist.

That was when I decided to find a tool that would mimic my hand. I reached out to my cousin Nick, an engineer. I told him I wanted to find a way to adjust a patient while taking the force off my shoulder and hand, so together we created Anterior Assist.

In addition to creating a tool that would assist in anterior thoracic adjustments, I wanted to create a tool that would also be able to perform soft tissue work, IASTM (Instrument Soft Tissue Mobilization), so we created this multipurpose tool. We wanted a tool to be made from quality material, so we chose to make it out of wood. We have spent hours working to make this tool effective, durable, and light-weight and comfortable to the patient and provider. After developing this product and making many alterations to the design, we came up with the product that changed my practice and will change your practice as well. 

 

Close-up photo from the side of the anterior assist tool, a wooden arched hand tool
Photo of the anterior assist tool being used on a patient's arm
Photo of the top of the anterior assist tool

"Anterior Assist has enabled me to adjust patients that are larger than myself with ease."

Photo of a chiropractor treating a patient's arm with the anterior assist tool