There are many different techniques that a chiropractic physician may offer a patient in treating many different types on structural and muscular problems within the body. One such technique is called the Activator Method. The art of chiropractic’s in regards to using an activator is done by measuring leg length, detecting joint dysfunction in the spine, locating any problems with body mechanics and performing specific neurological tests. Once done, a chiropractor may wish to use an activator for treating any issues that are identified. An activator is a small hand-held low force spring-loaded instrument. It can deliver a low force, gentle adjustment at any point in the body needing manipulation. This tool can be used on adults as well as children, and provides a quick and painless manipulation. Patients suffering from osteoporosis and arthritis are more likely to receive this form of care as it can be gentler in relieving their discomfort.
The activator method can also be used on extremity joints. There are different schools of thought regarding this treatment, some believe that there is little effect on a patient who receives activator care and still some who believe the results are present and positive in nature. Not all chiropractors use this method, but according to wikipedia.org, it was reported in 2003 that 69.9% of practicing chiropractors offered the activator method in the clinics, with 23.9% of their patients receiving the care. Within chiropractic colleges, the Activator Method course is generally offered as an elective that can be taken by students who wish to eventually offer the service while in practice. If uncertain about this method and its possible effects, contacting a chiropractic physician who offers the service is recommended to learn about additional information about the possible benefits of receiving an activator manipulation.
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