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Colorado Springs Chiropractor Uses Activator Technique to Get Gentle, Specific Results

Colorado_Springs_Activator.jpgWhat is the Activator?

The Activator is a tool used to deliver a spinal adjustment.  It can also be effective in aligning many other joints in the body such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, and knees.  It is a low force approach to Colorado Springs Chiropractic care. 

What is Activator Chiropractic Technique?

The Activator Chiropractic Technique is a method or system of evaluation and treatment of the entire spine and adjoining joints.  It is highly effective and safe and has been used since the late 1960's.  It is highly researched and it is the most widely used methods of instrument spinal alignment.

Activator Method vs. Traditional Chiropractic Alignment

Many people are afraid of the "cracking" or "popping" that can happen with a chiropractic alignment.  With the Activator method you do hear the natural noise that occurs when the tissues re-align.  There is no "popping".  Some find the technique less aggressive.  Activator method and traditional chiropractic alignment each have their strengths and benefits. Using either technique alone or in combination to get the best results is a case by case choice.  Patient choice and comfort is important.  Having a doctor familiar in several techniques is similar to having a teacher who uses several teaching methods depending on their student.  Selecting and using the right tool at the right time can speed the healing or repair time.

How does Activator Method work?

Restoring spinal alignment and balance is the primary goal of chiropractic care.  In the Activator Method there are multiple analyses such as leg length inequality, body mechanics, and neurological reflexes.  By using these analyses, Dr. Kirby Gengler can initiate the process of restoring spinal balance.

The Activator delivers a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable to the patient.  Activator alignments are so quick and measured that the patient muscles are less likely to resist.  This allows for a precise and accurate adjustment.

Patients of all ages can enjoy the benefits of an Activator alignment.

It is often the technique of choice for children, and the elderly.  It can be delivered to children who struggle with sitting still.   It is safe for nearly everyone including individuals with mild to moderate osteoporosis.

Like the Arthrostim adjusting tool it can be utilized with the patient seated, lying or even standing.