07 May Activator Method Chiropractic Technique
The chiropractic profession dates back to 1895 when it was founded in Davenport, Iowa by Daniel David Palmer. Since its inception, chiropractors have performed many different spine and general body adjustment techniques to relieve patients’ pain and improve overall joint function and mobility. The practice has been very successful and many innovations have been applied. According to Robert Hayden, a spokesman for the American Chiropractic Association, there exists about 150 different manipulation methods referenced in chiropractor literature. One such innovation is the widely researched chiropractic technique known as the Activator Method.
This technique is the only instrument adjusting method supported by clinical trials.
The method has seen hundreds of published clinical and scientific peer-reviewed papers, has worked in major academic research institutes and has received grants from notable organizations as the National Institutes of Health. Because the method is so unique and technical, performing it requires time, training, and the right tools.
An Activator Method chiropractor uses this technique as a diagnostic and treatment procedure to treat many ailments including back pain, neck pain, and headaches. A chiropractor may combine this method with other adjustment techniques to accomplish the best results for their patients. Providing feedback to your chiropractor can help them tailor your treatment and improve results.
The technique is an alternative to a traditional manual manipulation performed using a small, hand-held instrument referred to as the Activator Adjustment Instrument.
The instrument delivers a gentle pulse of force to the spine where it can target the spinal column and joints in an effort to restore motion.
Finding a chiropractor using activator method can prove beneficial as the Activator Method is reported to be the most common therapeutic intervention used by chiropractors today. Call us to learn more and schedule an appointment.