Activator Methods Technique

Dr. Rick is an advanced proficient rated Activator Methods® Doctor. As one of the chiropractic techniques that Dr. Rick offers, the technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. Since the late 1960’s, the Activator Methods® technique has been used safely on patients of all ages – from infants to senior adults - to bring relief from a variety of health concerns.

Dr. Rick’s initial consultation will incorporate the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations, this unique system of administering spinal adjustments using research-based analysis and the Activator adjusting instrument can help restore spinal balance safely and comfortably.

About Activator Methods®

The Activator Methods® is the world’s most widely used instrument chiropractic technique because of its effectiveness and gentle nature.

The technique utilizes specific protocols to identify spinal joint dysfunction, analyze leg length inequality, identify issues with body mechanics and test neurological reflexes. By analyzing results of these examinations, Dr. Rick can begin the process of restoring spinal balance for the patient in a gentle, comfortable and effectively manner.

The Activator Methods® technique uses a handheld instrument that has been studied extensively with positive results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers.

The Activator Methods® instrument provides a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient. In fact, the adjustments are so quick and measured, the body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing?for a more precise and accurate adjustment.

Dr. Rick helps patients, of all ages, to enjoy the benefits of an Activator Methods® adjustment. The technique is especially helpful for infants or small children who sometimes have an inability to lay still. In addition, the Activator Methods® technique is beneficial for older patients with limited mobility, arthritis, osteoporosis or other bone-weakening because of the effective and gentle technique. The adjustment is not limited to the spine, the instrument is very effective for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body. This technique is a safe and comfortable method to relieve the patient’s pain without discomfort.

After the consultation and examination, Dr. Rick will determine if the Activator will be a useful part of your Chiropractic care.