The activator method employs the use of a small device that aids in adjustments. As you read about the activator method, you will learn why Dr. Ralph prefers to use Activator Method Chiropractic Technique (AMT).
In a nutshell, the activator method uses a small device as a treatment and diagnostic tool to treat various types of neck pain, back pain, and chronic headaches. The instrument used is known as the activator adjusting instrument.
The activator method has been around since 1967.
In the chiropractor’s mind, the term Activator has two meanings:
The device releases gentle impulse forces directly to the spine to restore mobility to the targeted area. This method is used as the alternative to the conventional technique referred to as high-velocity low-amplitude thrust (HVLA).
The activator adjusting instrument is the second most common device that is used in chiropractic care. It is also an instrument that has been approved by Medicare.
The activator method used in spinal adjustment can be described as follows:
The activator method involves a series of steps.
The technique will be performed when you lie face down on the table. The treatment will start at your lower back pain, then slowly moving toward the head while targeting each vertebral segment.
In the process, your chiropractor will check for signs and symptoms to spot the trouble areas.
The activator adjustment instrument is then applied to the areas near the joint or surrounding tissues. You will feel pressure then a quick thrust, which mimics the feeling of having your reflexes tested when your knee gets tapped.
You will have to remain still unlike the traditional HVLA thrust that requires twisting and turning.
The activator method can be used to manage the following:
There is an excellent reason as to why the activator instrument has been used for decades. It is a very effective method. Here are some of the benefits:
If you’d like to read more about Activator Method and the clinical trials, go to www.activator.com.
Dr. Ralph is Advanced Proficiency Rated in Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique and maintains this certification by regularly attending training classes.