Adjustments provide a low impact controlled force to a joint in order to restore or enhance joint function. This movement also helps to decrease joint inflammation and reduce pain.
The activator is a small, spring-loaded instrument that provides a low-force impulse to a targeted area. Since the force is localized, it does not require additional torque to the joints. It is also very rapid and can thus provide an adjustment before muscles have a chance to resist the motion. This technique is appropriate for patients who need gentler methods.