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Activator Methods Technique Chiropractic Treatment

Restoring your health and biomechanics safely and effectively is the driving force behind the Activator Methods technique. This handheld instrument delivers a consistent, precise, low-force thrust which allows for a repeatable force at just the right angle. Because it is many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body. If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let us know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.

Activator Methods Technique Chiropractic Adjustments

Research

The Activator Method is one of the most widely researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its efficacy.

How the Activator Method is Thought to Work

The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a type of manipulation described as follows:
A spring-loaded, hand-held mechanical instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument provides a quick, low-force impulse at specific points.

There are two theoretical advantages of an Activator instrument-assisted treatment.

  • The first is based on the speed of the device. The instrument is so quick that the body’s muscles are less likely to tense in response, and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance may facilitate the treatment effectiveness.
  • Second is that the applied force is localized and does not add any additional torque or bending movement to the joint.

Sometimes an evaluation of apparent leg length may also be performed. This evaluation is based on the theory that apparent differences in leg length may indicate where vertebral misalignments in the spine are present. However, this form of evaluation is controversial and there is a lack of clinical evidence to support this aspect of the process.

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