In the last of our 5 part series on the different types of adjustments we perform at Express Chiropractic of Frisco, we will discuss the Activator Technique.

What is the Activator Technique

The Activator Instrument is a unique instrument that delivers a low-force impulse at a targeted area of the spine or extremities. The goal is to quickly provide a low amplitude force.  We apply the force to an area where the joint movement is not moving properly or stuck. By providing motion back into the joint it may take the pressure off the surrounding areas allowing for proper movement and function.

How does Activator Adjusting Work?

According to, “There are two theoretical advantages of an Activator instrument-assisted treatment. The first is based on the speed of the device. The instrument is so quick that the body’s muscles are less likely to tense in response, and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance may facilitate treatment effectiveness. The second is that the applied force is localized and does not add any additional torque or bending movement to the joint.”

This is why some people like the Activator Technique better. There is minimal if any popping or clicking of the joints which some patients prefer.

How I Use the Activator Technique at Express Chiropractic of Frisco

I will start by saying that I am not a “certified” Activator doctor (I have not taken the specific Activator training protocol). The adjustment uses the Activator like I would with my hands. I find the stuck vertebrae and instead of adjusting manually, I use the Activator instrument to provide the necessary forces on the specific areas of dysfunction.

A doctor trained specifically in the Activator protocol usually performs the adjustments a little differently. They do various tests and checks based on the highly researched Activator Protocol.

Many patients see great results with the way this low-force type of manipulation at Express Chiropractic of Frisco.

To see other ways that we adjust our patients in the office check out the other link to our previous blog posts on the topic.

Express Chiropractic of Frisco

If you are looking for a convenient and affordable chiropractor near you then we might be the right fit! You never need an appointment, there are no hassles with insurance, and our pricing is typically less than most co-pays!

When searching for a Frisco chiropractor near me look no further! We are located at 9555 Lebanon Rd. in Suite 104 (look for the green sign on the column). Typically you can be seen the same day and no appointment is necessary.  Check out this link for more information about your first visit.

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