Activator Methods Chiropractic Techniques

The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. This technique uses a hand-held adjusting instrument and has been bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns since the late 1960's. The technique uses specific protocols to detect spinal joint dysfunction, analyze leg length inequality, identify faulty body mechanics and test neurological reflexes. The Activator Adjusting Instrument provides a controlled, precise, fast thrust that is comfortable for the client and can help restore spinal balance safely and comfortably. Due to its effectiveness and gentle nature, the Activator Method has become the most widely used instrument chiropractic technique worldwide. It is supported by numerous scientific research studies published in peer-reviewed journals. A list of these studies and the full text articles can be found at

People of all ages enjoy the benefits of the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique. Dr. Gibson finds it very helpful in the treatment of infants and young children due to its quick and gentle approach for a population that sometimes has a difficult time staying in any one position too long! It is also her technique of choice for some elderly clients or those with osteoporosis or other conditions, which may be a contraindication for manual adjustments. The Activator is also very helpful in treating non-spinal complaints and is incorporated into Dr. Gibson's treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and foot, and TMJ complaints.

Dr. Gibson is Advanced Proficiency Rated in this technique, which means that she has undergone courses at basic, intermediate and advanced levels and has fulfilled the required written and practical examinations. In order to maintain this rating, Activator Methods requires their rated doctors to continue with annual continuing education courses to ensure that all Activator doctors are held to the highest standards.

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