• Harvey Young

What is the Activator Methods Chiropractic Therapy?



The Activator Methods is the research-based chiropractic technique that utilises approved clinical devices and full-body biomechanics assessment to deliver chiropractic treatment that is effective and comfortable.

Some chiropractic or manual manipulative techniques use more aggressive hand-on movements that require spinal / joint cracking. Whereas Activator Methods Chiropractors use an approved clinical tool known as “Activator” to apply consistent and accurate adjustment on almost any joint or muscle in the human body without any twisting and cracking.


The genuine Activator clinical tool is capable to deliver superior mechanical force and high-speed corrective impulse that is many times faster and more consistent than human hands. The patient is only being treated in a comfortable neutral position as opposed to some hand-on techniques that require patients to be adjusted on various twisted positions. These are some of the reasons why patients can experience comfortable chiropractic treatment with consistent results.


During each treatment session, Activator Methods Chiropractors analyse their patients with a meticulous full-body examination procedure to determine WHICH body parts to correct, WHEN is the right time for correction and, importantly, WHERE NOT to apply the correction.


Considering the patient’s preference, Activator Methods Chiropractors can use either a spring-loaded instrument or a cordless electronic clinical device. Both can deliver a focused corrective impulse onto the dysfunctional body parts. This chiropractic procedure works well for people of all ages, shapes and sizes, including office workers, active individuals, professional athletes, manual labourers, pregnant people, older adults, children and babies.


The Activator Methods Chiropractic Therapy has been the subject of scientific research that found it not only safe but every bit as effective as other more traditional manual techniques. It is also the only chiropractic technique with 23 clinical trials, over 55 years of clinical experience and more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific research articles to support its efficacy.


If you are interested in learning more about the Activator research, please visit https://www.activator.com/research.