The Activator is a small hand-held adjusting instrument which delivers a precisely measured, gentle thrust in a specific direction.
Among the most researched of all major Chiropractic techniques, Activator Methods uses a series of isolation tests, performed by the patient with the direction of the doctor, to determine where, when and how to deliver the adjustment.
Gentle and Effective - The Activator Method is painless, effective and swift. This technique not only can be used at the spine, but is quite effective on the extremities and other joints, making it an ideal technique for the athlete or the physically active individual.
Over 35 Years of Testing - Specific tests have been developed and tested over the past 35 years for knees, shoulders, wrists and ankles, and for the joints of the jaw as well. Its gentle nature makes it comfortable, even for those injured on the job, in an automobile, or at home.
Research - The Activator Methods body of research continues to grow into all areas of Chiropractic, and includes ongoing projects in Geriatrics, spinal biomechanics and treatment of vertebral disc herniations. Research papers are published in leading journals and may also be found on the Activator Methods website.
Safety - The Activator Method is considered among the safest of Chiropractic techniques, and if employed properly, can be used without apprehension on children, the elderly or even infants.