and Instrument Adjusting
An activator chiropractor utilizes a precise adjusting instrument called the "activator" to make various corrections in the spinal column and extremities.
This instrument provides a short impulse into the joint with much more velocity than a chiropractor can by hand.
The activator methods and technique used by a Doctor of Chiropractic to treat a patient, uses a system of protocols specific to the condition the patient has.
This technique is based on an instrument called an "activator" to put a high velocity low amplitude thrust to correct the motion or misalignment of a particular joint.
The technique includes a basic, intermediate, and advanced protocol to how specific the chiropractor will be with you. There are also various protocols for other joints such as the shoulder or knee.
The technique is based on reflexes to find subluxations in the body. The chiropractor will touch you in a certain area then check to see if your short leg reacts to the reflex. There has been extensive research done with this technique and instrument to validate its use in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.
In my practice I have found the activator effective in treating small children, babies, and the geriatric population. These types of patients benefit from very gentle techniques.
Activator methods was invented by Dr. Alan Fuhr. Dr. Fuhr has been widely acknowledged in the healthcare industry for his many accomplishments, most notably for bringing instrument adjusting to the chiropractic profession.
Dr. Fuhr travels the globe teaching fellow chiropractors and students about this gentle and effective technique. A native of Minnesota, Dr. Fuhr received his chiropractic training at Logan College of Chiropractic.
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