What is the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique?
The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on patients of all ages since the late 1960s, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns.
Incorporating the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations, this unique system of administering spinal adjustments using research-based analysis and the Activator Adjusting Instrument can help restore spinal balance safely and comfortably.
Because of its effectiveness and gentle nature, the Activator Method has grown to become the world’s most widely-used instrument chiropractic technique.
How does the Activator Method work?
Restoring spinal balance safely and successfully has been the driving force behind the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique.
The technique utilizes specific protocols to detect spinal joint dysfunction, analyzes leg length inequality, identifies issues with body mechanics, and tests neurological reflexes. By analyzing results of these examinations, an Activator Certified Doctor can initiate the process of restoring spinal balance in the patient, gently and effectively.
The Activator Adjusting Instrument is the tool more doctors choose to deliver low-force chiropractic adjustments. This unique hand-held instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers and was designed to give patients a specific and gentle adjustment.
The Activator provides a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient. In fact, adjustments with the Activator are so quick and measured, the body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and accurate adjustment.
Is the Activator Method right for you?
Patients of all ages can enjoy the benefits of an Activator adjustment. The technique is especially helpful for children who sometimes have trouble lying still. The Activator adjustment is so quick and comfortable, children often look forward to their next visit!
Older patients or those with arthritis, osteoporosis or other bone-weakening conditions find the Activator Method to be effective and gentle. The low-force thrust of the Activator Adjusting Instrument and the doctor’s ability to pinpoint the exact location of the problem through Activator analysis can relieve a patient’s pain without discomfort.
Make the Activator Method part of your healthy lifestyle!
Our practice is pleased to bring you the benefit of the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique. As your partner in health care, we are committed to your good health.
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Full-Spine Specific (FSS): This is a widely used type of chiropractic manipulation/adjustment that includes most of the procedures taught at chiropractic schools. This technique is the most commonly used of all chiropractic techniques and is the one probably most familiar to patients. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (quick, shallow thrusts that cause the popping noise often associated with a chiropractic manipulation/adjustment). As the name implies, the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body.
Thompson Drop Technique
This is a specific chiropractic method and is a variation of the Diversified technique that uses a special table with several segments called drop pieces. These segments can be cocked up a fraction of an inch, so when the thrust is delivered, the table will drop this fraction of an inch. The drop pieces assist the thrust while minimizing the force used for the manipulation/adjustment. Cavitation of the joint may or may not occur.