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Activator® Technique

activator chiropractic toolProviding our patients with the best options for care is one of the top priorities at Heritage Clinic of Chiropractic. We offer a variety of techniques and therapies to address each patient’s unique situation with targeted care focused on them.

One of the options we have for chiropractic adjustments is the Activator® adjusting instrument. This handheld tool delivers a controlled, low-force impulse to specific areas of the body, primarily the spine, to address joint dysfunction or misalignments. Unlike traditional hand adjustments, this specialized tool delivers a quick and precise impulse to the targeted area.


Using the Activator Methods

When using the Activator, our doctors may perform a series of tests and measurements to identify areas of dysfunction. They use leg-length checks, motion palpation, and other assessments to determine where adjustments are needed, enhancing the specificity of your adjustment.

Patients who receive Activator treatment as part of their care plan can rest assured they’ll get the desired results without discomfort or fear. Many people insist on using Activator for all their adjustments.

Making the Right Choice

Considered a gentle, low-force technique, the force delivered by the instrument is quick and localized, which some patients find preferable, especially if they’re uncomfortable with the “popping” or “cracking” sensations associated with manual adjustments. Its precision is beneficial for addressing isolated areas of joint dysfunction, allowing Dr. Steven and Dr. Gabby to be highly specific in targeting individual vertebrae or joints.

The low-force nature of the Activator makes it especially suitable for patients who prefer a gentler approach, including older adults, children, or individuals with certain health conditions who might not tolerate high-impact manual adjustments well. Pregnant women may also benefit from Activator care as they progress through their gestation period.

Ultimately, the choice to use the Activator Technique is based on patient preferences, the nature of the condition being treated, and individual health considerations. It’s part of our doctors’ tools and methods, offering a different approach to addressing joint dysfunction and promoting optimal spinal health for all our patients.

Get the Care You Need

Schedule an appointment today to get started on the path to better health. We’re here to help support you every step of the way!


Activator® Technique Delaware Ohio | (740) 990-0036