The Activator Method is a chiropractic technique that incorporates a system of analysis with assessment procedures for neuroarticular (joint) function and/or dysfunction, along with a specific treatment with the Activator Instrument. This functional analysis (focusing on your neurological compensation to imbalances in the spine ) helps me, as your chiropractor, to see exactly where the imbalances are in your spine, and shows me what joint segments need to be adjusted (and also what segments don’t need to be adjusted)!
The Activator tool is used during each adjustment. It delivers a gentle & specific mechanical force aimed at restoring motion in the spine, pelvis or extremity joints. The activator also stimulates all the nerve endings in each joint, which starts to "teach" your body better neuromuscular motion patterns over time. Because this type of care is aimed at improving your overall health & well-being (AND because everything in your body is connected), your whole spine and pelvis are always evaluated at every visit, and adjustments are applied to the areas that need to be adjusted according to our analysis!
The Activator Method is one of the most researched techniques in chiropractic. Check out some of most recent papers: https://www.activator.com/research/