Activator Method technique is a type of manual manipulation treatment used by chiropractors to treat various types of back and neck pain, as well as extremities complaints. This technique uses a spring-loaded, hand-held mechanical instrument called the Activator. This instrument allows chiropractors to provide a quick, low-force impulse at specific points.
High speed. 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’s effectiveness.
Controlled force. The applied force is localized and does not put the joint in any compromised positions, such as bending or twisting.
There are two advantages of an Activator instrument-assisted treatment: