Activator Methods

When most people think of chiropractic adjustments, they think of the popping noise that comes after the doctor pushes on their spine or adjusts their neck. Although these motions and noises are harmless byproducts of joint motion, they can be a cause of concern for some patients.

There is another way to effect the chiropractic adjustment. The
Activator Method is a two-part chiropractic system: 1) it is a painless system of analyzing your bones, muscles, and nervous system function; 2) it is a gentle, safe, and effective way to adjust.

Activator Methods was first developed in the 1960s as an alternative way to analyze and adjust chiropractic patients. It has proven so reliable and consistent that the Activator instrument is now the most-utilized adjusting instrument used by chiropractors worldwide.

Pain-free Analysis

There are many ways for a chiropractor to analyze your nerves, muscles, and bones in order to detect points of injury or subluxation. Some of them involve using computers and technology, others require a doctor's touch. The beauty behind the Activator Methods analysis system is its simplicity: by closely monitoring your body's reactions to performing certain motions and movements, the chiropractor is able to quickly identify which areas of your body are neurologically compromised.

The patient merely has to lie down on the table and perform certain motions with her arms, legs, and head. Since all your muscles are powered by nerves and attached to bones, the motions you make with your arms and head affect every part of your body. Your body has certain predictable patterns of reflex and compensation mechanics that the Activator Methods chiropractor is trained to recognize.

Since the Activator chiropractor re-analyzes each patient at each visit (the analysis is brief but thorough), each patient is assured of having a personalized adjustment tailored to their exact needs on that day. The Activator analysis not only indicates those areas of the body which need to be adjusted, it also indicates which areas of the body have healed and are no longer in need of chiropractic care!

A Gentle Adjustment

In order to receive a chiropractic adjustment, the patient doesn't have to sit up, bend over, or turn her head. The Activator instrument delivers a quick but gentle thrust directly to the subluxated area. The secret behind the Activator is its speed: the Activator moves faster than your muscles can react, which allows the Activator chiropractor to use less force than many other adjusting techniques.

The Activator chiropractor is careful to point the Activator in just the right direction in order to achieve the maximum effect from the adjustment. The hand-held instrument has been
researched extensively with results scientifically published in peer-reviewed research journals, and was designed to give patients a specific and gentle adjustment.

What sets Dr. Siegel apart is his specialization in the technique. Dr. Siegel is Advanced Proficiency Rated by Activator Methods International. We use the non-invasive Activator analysis and adjusting method, allowing for reproducible results, inter-doctor reliability, gentle adjustments, and fulfilled expectations. No twists, bangs, cracks, or thuds... only results.

Since the adjustment is so gentle, patients of all ages enjoy the safe and effective benefits of the Activator adjustment. Older patients appreciate the ease of the Activator adjustment. Patients with osteoporosis, arthritis, or other bone-weakening conditions actively seek out low-force chiropractic techniques. Even wiggly or anxious children find the analysis fun and the adjustment quick and comfortable. The soft rubber tip of the Activator ensures a comfortable and consistent experience for all ages.

This gentle technique has been instrumental in helping our performers get back on stage without fear of reinjury.

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