But I'm reminded every day of the excellence of the Activator Method.
The Activator Method is considered a low-force technique because the adjusting instrument uses speed, not force, to accomplish the chiropractic adjustment. This low amount of force means that even tiny babies and the elderly can benefit from the chiropractic adjustment. In fact, just this week I have treated a weeks-old baby and a 95-year-old woman with low bone density. Both of these patients were perfectly safe during treatment because of the low force of the adjustment.
When the chiropractic adjustment is being delivered, sometimes larger men will question whether or not the Activator instrument is actually forceful enough to work. Strong muscular men tend to think that a large motion or loud sound needs to accompany the adjustment, in order to be convinced that "something happened." However, when standing up after the adjustment, it becomes clear to just about everybody that something did indeed happen.
After the chiropractic adjustment, it's very common for me to hear the patient say, "I feel taller" or "I feel straighter" or "I can hold my head higher" or even just "Yes, that feels better."
Some patients do genuinely prefer other chiropractic methods and techniques, and for those individuals I am always very happy to refer them to one of my trusted chiropractic colleagues in town who can deliver the style of adjustment they prefer. For just about everyone else, the Activator Method is a fantastic, safe, and efficient method of accomplishing the chiropractic adjustment.