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Activator Methods at Kilworth Chiropractic Clinic

Dr Ed adjusting patient with activator toolIf you’ve wanted to try chiropractic, but were nervous of the adjustments, you’ll be pleased to know that Kilworth Chiropractic Clinic offers low-force instrument adjusting using Activator Methods. This method, developed in the late 1960s, is low force, gentle and very specific, and ideal for everyone.

As one of the most scientifically researched techniques, Activator Methods has considerable data behind it. Dr. Ed is an advanced registered Activator doctor and has substantial expertise in using the technique. In fact he was a leading Activator Methods Instructor for several years.

Another benefit of Activator Methods is that it’s appropriate for patients of all ages, from infants and young children to seniors. This technique may also benefit pregnant women and athletes.

Who It May Help

Whilst Dr Ed gets incredible results with pain and musculoskeletal cases, about 70% of his patients come to him for systemic health imbalances, most after they have tried and failed with medical doctors, other chiropractors, acupuncture, homeopathy, etc. Here are some other conditions that we regularly see:

  • Arm or leg pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Colic
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Ear infections
  • Headaches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Digestive problems
  • Menstrual Issues
  • Sleep and energy problems
  • Anxiety
  • Tinnitus etc etc

Dr Ed adjusting infant with activator toolHow Is It Different From Other Methods?

The adjusting instrument used is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust to restricted joints in the spine or extremities. It also makes the directed energy more precise, given at the exact angle necessary to best add motion to a joint.

While there are approximately 200 chiropractic techniques, Activator stands out due to the speed of thrust. It’s 300 times faster than a manual adjustment, so you’re getting a lot more acceleration with less force.

Because it’s so much faster than hand adjustments, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. Activator can also be used to adjust elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.

The best part? If you’re nervous about ‘cracking,’ don’t be: there’s no popping sounds to be heard in this type of adjustment. And there is no twisting.

Book an Appointment

Discover how Activator Methods may help you. Contact Kilworth Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule an appointment!

Activator Methods Kilworth, North Cork COR | 025 27436