The Activator Technique is a system of analysis and means of adjusting the spinal cord. The combination produces precise adjustment. The Activator Method has become the second most-widely used chiropractic technique endorsed throughout the chiropractic field and is in use every day by approximately 70 percent of all chiropractors.

Trigger Point
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle. A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.

Drop Table
If needed, this technique can be modified using of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or “drop pieces” located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.