The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine or extremities with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint. The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique provides a quick, low-force impulse at specific points.
The Activator Methods utilizes specific protocols to detect spinal joint dysfunction, analyze leg length inequality, identify issues with body mechanics, and test neurological reflexes. By analyzing results of these examinations, an Activator doctor can initiate the process of restoring spinal balance in the patient, gently and effectively.
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