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What is the Activator Methods Chiropractic Therapy? and How it can help you.

Chiropractic patient being treated by his Activator Methods Chiropractor

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

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

The genuine Activator device is capable of delivering superior corrective force and high-speed impulse that is more consistent and many times faster than human hands. Activator Chiropractic mechanical adjustment is clinically proven to provide more bone movement than manual force even without twisting tissues around the dysfunctional joint, and the high-speed impulse is fast enough to stimulate mechanoreceptors to yield effective results.

Activator Methods patients are only treated in a comfortable body position as opposed to some hand-on techniques that require people to be held in various twisted positions before adjustment/manipulation occurred. As a result, this highly specific chiropractic procedure accurately increases the movement of restricted joints and muscles. These are some of the reasons why people can experience comfortable chiropractic treatment with consistent results.

Highlights of Activator Methods Chiropractic Therapy

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

Depending on 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 to the dysfunctional body parts. Despite the low-impact nature of the treatment, this chiropractic procedure works well for people of ALL ages, shapes and sizes, including office workers, active individuals, professional athletes, manual workers, pregnant people, older adults, children and babies.

Activator Chiropractic adjusting instrument showdown

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.

Our qualified and licensed expertise makes your journey to nervous system and musculoskeletal healthcare a reassuring one. To book a #chiropractic consultation or find out more about the procedures we offer at our clinics use our online appointment request form or call +44 (0) 20 7193 6272


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