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Activator Technique

Activator Technique

What is the Activator Method? And How It Can Help You!

Our team of Chiropractor Doctors use the hand-held Activator instrument to provide gentle quick adjustments, which are ideal for those who prefer a more low-force correction over the hands-on thrust of traditional chiropractic adjustments.

Considering each person’s needs, the doctors can use either the small spring-loaded Activator instrument or the cordless electronic adjusting instrument. Both help deliver a focused corrective impulse into the dysfunctional spinal segment.

While the instrument is delivering a low-force, high-speed adjustment, the patient will feel only a very gentle sensation without undue strain. This approach works well for all people, but it is especially suitable—and comfortable—for pregnant women, babies, children, athletes, and older adults.

Dr. Gard holds advanced certification in the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique and serves as an associate clinical instructor for Activator Methods International. He also works as adjunct faculty for the University of Western States as clinical instructor for the Activator Method.

Learn more and watch this video of Dr. Gard explaining the benefits of the Activator Method:

Read about Dr. Gard’s extensive training and background on the Activator Methods website:

The Activator Method: A Helpful Gentle Option!

The concept grew from 35 years of study and 15 years of clinical research, which showed a quick gentle Activator adjustment can move faster than the body’s natural tendency to tighten up and resist the thrust of a traditional adjustment.

The body always reacts to any “intruding” force—even helpful chiropractic adjustments. The Activator Method aids the doctors to pinpoint and adjust problem areas by using “speed” more than “force.”

If you’re interested in learning more about the Activator Method research, which incorporates the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic science, visit

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Dr. Zane Gard takes a photo with Dr. Arlan Fuhr, co-developer of the Activator Technique, at the 2012 instructor’s training seminar. During this event, the new Activator V adjusting instrument officially launched. It was the result of seven years of research and development, representing the state-of-the-art progress in instrument adjusting technology.


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