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. It administers spinal adjustments using research-based analysis and the Activator Adjusting Instrument to help restore spinal balance safety and comfortably.
(Because of its effectiveness and gentle nature, it is the world’s most widely-used instrument chiropractic technique!)
How does the Activator Method work?
The Activating doctor detects spinal joint dysfunction, leg length inequalities, issues with body mechanics, and/or neurological reflexes and uses the unique, hand-held Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver low-force adjustments to correct the issue(s).
The Activator provides a controlled, quick thrust to the area that is comfortable for the patient. 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 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.