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Activator Method

What is the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique?

Dr. Griffin adjusting a patient using the Activator Method.

Dr. Griffin adjusting a patient using the Activator Method.

The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. The technique has been used safely on patients of all ages since 1967, bringing relief to people with a variety of health concerns.

Incorporating the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations, this unique system of administering spinal adjustments using research-based analysis and the Activator Adjusting Instrument can help restore spinal balance safety and comfortably.

Because of its effectiveness and gentle nature, the Activator Method has grown to become the world’s most widely-used instrument chiropractic technique.

How does the Activator Method work?

Restoring spinal balance safely and successfully has been the driving force behind the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique.

The technique utilizes specific protocols to detect spinal joint dysfunction, analyze leg length inequality, identify issues with body mechanics, and test neurological reflexes. By analyzing results of these examinations, an Activator doctor can initiate the process of restoring spinal balance in the patient, gently and effectively.

The Activator adjusting instrument is the tool used to deliver this low-force chiropractic adjustments. This unique hand-held instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed researched papers, and was designed to give patients a specific and gentle adjustment, without twisting or “cracking”.

The Activator provides a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient. In fact, adjustments with the Activator are so quick and focused, the body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and effective adjustment.

To learn more about the Activator Method, please call our Elma office at (716) 675-5776.


WNY Spinal Solutions
5763 Seneca St
Elma, NY 14059
Phone: (716) 675-5776
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Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 235-8078