Activator Adjusting Instrument

The hand-held Activator instrument is specifically designed to deliver a controlled, light and fast thrust without undue strain to the patient.

When any force, such as a chiropractic adjustment, intrudes into the body, muscles in the involved area are automatically contracted by reflex mechanism, in order to protect that area from the intrusion. The Activator instrument produces a thrust which is quicker than the body's reflexes can respond and tighten up the local muscles. In other words, the thrust delivered by the instrument is so quick that it accelerates ahead of the body's tendency to tighten up and resist the thrust of an adjustment.

So, in simple terms, the force necessary to move and adjust the joint is developed by the "speed" of the instrument's thrust, and not by a high "force". So, although the Activator instrument produces a very effective thrust, it is felt as a very gentle sensation only.

This technique is most commonly used in patients who prefer a low-force correction without the traditional "hands-on" thrust. www.activator.com