What is the Activator Method
The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a chiropractic treatment method and device created by Arlan Fuhr as an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine or extremities. This device is categorized as a mechanical force manual assisted instrument which is generally regarded as a safer and more gentle chiropractic treatment technique. The Activator Technique incorporates the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations along with a unique system of administering spinal adjustments. With this technique, chiropractors can help restore spinal balance safely and comfortably.
How it Works
The Activator Technique is a gentle, low-force program of chiropractic care. To address spinal joint dysfunction, an instrument called the Activator is used to give a very specific, low-force adjustment. The instrument delivers a controlled, light and fast thrust, without causing undue strain to the patient; adjustments are so quick and controlled, your body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and exact adjustment. One of the most unique features of the Activator Technique is the exact areas of the body that are causing health problems, can be zeroed in on.
The technique is especially helpful for children – who sometimes have trouble laying still. The Activator adjustment is so quick and comfortable, that 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 pin point the exact location of the problem through Activator analysis, can relieve a patient’s pain without discomfort.
Even during pregnancy, women often find the Activator technique can provide them with comfortable and safe adjustments, right through to term.