The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique® is a diagnostic and treatment system used by some chiropractors to treat many types of back pain, neck pain, and headaches (both chronic and migraine).
It is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation, known as the high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust.
Next to the Diversified technique, the ACTIVATOR ADJUSTING Instrument is reported to be the most common therapeutic intervention used by Chiropractors
There are two theoretical advantages of an Activator instrument-assisted treatment. The first is based on the speed of the device. The instrument is so quick that the body's muscles are less likely to tense in response, and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance may facilitate the treatment effectiveness. The second is that the applied force is localized and does not add any additional torque or bending movement to the joint.
Dr. Michael Ellis
Crossville Chiropractor | Gateway Chiropractic Center | 931-484-3135
1020 N. Main St.
Crossville, TN 38555