First developed in the 1960's, the Activator Method has been used safely on patients of all ages to bring relief to people with various health concerns. The Activator Method encorporates a unique series of spinal adjustments using a special instrument, and relies on the latest advances in orthopaedic, neurological and chiropractic technology.
We first work to detect spinal joint dysfunction, check leg length inequality, identify body mechanic concerns and then neurological reflex. The information gained through testing helps us restore spinal balance gently and comfortably using the specially designed activator instrument.
About the Instrument
The device itself provides a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient. The adjustments are so quick and measured that the body's muscles are less likely to resist. This generally allows for a more precise and accurate adjustment. This unique hand-held instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers.
Some Important Notes
With the Activator technique all major joints of the body can be checked and adjusted especially the shoulder and the knee with precision. Lots of patients decide to try a few adjustments with an appropriate physiotherapy before going to consult with an orthopedist or neurosurgeon . Many times symptoms resolve in just a few visits eliminating the need to go for further appointments and tests. Of course if symptoms persist we are very prompt at giving the patient a referral or opinion to have a specialist's opinion!
Is it Right for Me?
From children that often have trouble staying still- to seniors that are looking for the quickest and most comfortable adjustment- the activator method may be right for a wide array of patients. If you suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis or other bone-weakening conditions you may find the activator method is best for quickly identifying the problem through activator analysis, and applying treatment without discomfort. The activator method reaches beyond treating just back pain, and can be therapeutic part of a healthy lifestyle. Many patients report relief from neck pain, spinal imbalance, spinal joint and nervous system dysfunction. In addition, such things as stress, everyday living and old injuries can cause the vertebrae to lose their proper position or motion. The dysfunction can irritate your nervous system and cause pain throughout the body. To find out if the activator method is right for you, give us a call today to setup a consultation. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have, and explore if the Activator Method is right for you.