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January 11, 2018

Activator

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Activator Method / Instrumentation Adjustments

Using an Activator or Arthrostim instrument are alternatives to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation, known as the high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust with hands only as the vehicle to adjust the spine.

Dr. Jeff uses both the Activator as well as ArthroStim instrument in very specific situations.  Both are very gentle and specific.  Both instruments can be dialed in for more pressure or less depending on the special needs of the patient.  The ArthroStim Instrument allows Dr. Jeff to maintain the effectiveness of your treatment while greatly reducing the amount of force that is applied, which makes it easier to use on a wide variety of conditions and ailments.
Individuals that may especially benefit from the use of the ArthroStim Instrument include:

  • Infants and young children
  • Individuals with acute or extreme pain
  • Particularly sensitive individuals
  • Individuals who dislike being “cracked”
  • Elderly individuals