Instrument assisted adjustments
The late 1970’s brought about the development of an instrument called Activator, that assisted with spinal and joint adjustments. The Activator method is very systematic and thorough. Besides being very effective and extremely safe. The depth of the impulse is precise, light, fast and comfortable for the patient. The patient stays clothed making it convenient for them.
How it works
The Activator sends a light, well controlled mechanical impulse about four times faster than what the body can react to. This mechanical impulse “activates” the nerve endings around the joint which sends signals to the brain. The brain then responds by telling the surrounding muscles to contract, thereby bringing the joint surfaces back into alignment. This restores the function of the joint.
The patient’s own muscles do the correction of the subluxation. What could be more comfortable and safe?
Many people prefer this method and this is the main way we adjust at UO Chiro.