The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a diagnostic and treatment system used by some chiropractors to treat many types of back pain, neck pain, and headaches (both chronic and migraine types). The Activator Method uses a hand-held device called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint. It is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation, known as the high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust. The Activator Method was initially developed in 1967 by Dr. Arlan Fuhr. The Activator Method is one of the most widely researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its efficacy. Activator Methods has published hundreds of clinical and scientific peer-reviewed papers, worked with major academic research institutions, and received grants from recognized entities like the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The ACTIVATOR V is the newest and the first FDA registered and approved cordless electronic chiropractic adjustment instrument available today. It produces an electronic thrust of pressure at the touch of a button; with four thrust settings which generate a force wave to penetrate deep into the body with no discomfort.
Insight Technology [TM]:
Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA) offers chiropractic technology that has been specifically developed to accomplish just that — insight. CLA’s comprehensive Insight scanning technologies has been certified by the Space Foundation to prove a reliable, scientifically valid, quantitative and multidimensional representation of patient well-being. Chiropractors can now analyze a patient’s condition more accurately. The Insight has the NeuralTherm Scanner which measures paraspinal temperature differentials. A significant difference in the temperature on each side of the spine could indicate a lack of autonomic responsiveness, an important indicator that something could be wrong with one or more organs related to that spinal level. Insight also has Static and Dynamic Surface Electromyography (sEMG). The electric current pattern is a critical component in how your body functions. The muscles on either side of your spine should be balanced: if they are not working equally well, the body is forced to compensate, which takes energy. This imbalance can monitored by sEMG technology. Alterations in electrical activity in the paraspinal muscles can shed light on the muscular changes linked to vertebral subluxations.