Activator Method Technique

Activator Method Technique (AMT)

The Activator adjustment is used in combination with and complimentary to SOT and other structural techniques. The Activator itself is a small spring-loaded, hand-held mechanical adjusting instrument that gives a quick, low-force impulse to a specific location.

The Activator Method Technique itself is a chiropractic treatment method created by Arlan Fuhr DC as an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine and extremities. There are two key advantages of an Activator instrument-assisted treatment. The first is based on the speed of the device. The tool 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 the treatment effectiveness. The second is that the applied force is localized and does not add any additional torque or bending movement to the joint.

The device itself is classified as a mechanical force manual assisted (MFMA) instrument. It is generally regarded as more gentle and specific chiropractic adjustment.

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