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OUR ACTIVATOR
Chiropractic Method

The Activator Method is a specialized technique used by Dr. Kelsey Pettitt using a specialized instrument that provides a gentle pulse to help correct subluxations and restores both health and posture.

Chiropractic adjustment at Key Potential Chiropractic, Waukee, IA

How Did The Activator Method Start?

The first Activator Technique device was developed in 1967 by Dr. Arlan Fuhr and was later patented in 1978. It has since been approved by the FDA as both effective and safe for use as a medical device. This technique is the second-most commonly used method of chiropractic care, following a manual adjustment. Roughly 70% of all chiropractors make use of it, often combined with other options and methods.

How Does The Activator Method Work?

The difference between the activator method and other methods of chiropractic care is that rather than hand-based pressures, the instrument uses rubber pistons to effect spinal adjustments. The device is adjusted to produce a specific amount of force that allows for precise corrections to the spine with minimal risk of discomfort or injury.

In normal manual adjustment, patients tend to stiffen up in anticipation of pressure, which can make the adjustment more difficult and introduce complications. This tendency to tighten up is lessened with the use of an activator device, which is also exceptionally precise in its application of force.

Chiropractic adjustment at Key Potential Chiropractic, Waukee, IA

Chiropractic Care in Waukee

If you live in the Waukee area and are in need of chiropractic care, we are here to help, using the most advanced techniques and technology available. Contact Key Potential Chiropractic to schedule an appointment today!