Recently the slogan “The Activator Advantage” resounded loudly as I was taking care of a patient with a unique medical condition. This patient had his urinary bladder removed. In the near future, his physicians were going to use part of his intestine to rebuild his bladder. In the meantime, both ureters were attached to tubing which led to the outside of the body through his back and were taped on each side of the lumbar spine.
The patient’s main complaint in his visit to me was low back pain. He did have restriction of the lumbar motion, some of which I attributed to the extensive taping applied to his back. Despite his condition, it quickly became apparent that adjusting this patient was easy, thanks to the Activator Method. With the patient in a comfortable neutral prone position and using an Activator IV with the small contact point, I was able to place the Activator between the tubing and on the appropriate lumbar contacts. Resolution of his pain and return of his motion occurred within six treatments.
Dr. Joseph Steinhouser, DC, is a member of the Activator Methods Clinical Advisory Board and has been an instructor for years.