The activator is a small handheld spring-loaded instrument which delivers a small impulse to the spine. It was found to give off no more than 0.3 J of kinetic energy in a 3-millisecond pulse. Dr. Alex Mahyar’s aim is to produce enough force to move the vertebrae but not enough to cause injury.
At Atlanta Chiropractic Group, we use the activator method mostly on infants, children, or patients over 60 yrs of age which may have fragile bones and not require so much force as there is in a manual thrust adjustment, said Dr. Alex Mahyar. According to Dr. Alex Mahyar and research, the activator method is one of the safest and least force methods in chiropractic.
The activator method
Atlanta Chiropractic Group focuses on treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.