Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique

19 Nov
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Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique

The Activator is a handheld instrument that a Chiropractor uses to deliver a specific adjustment to the spine and nerve system. Our Chiropractors use this Chiropractic technique system to specifically adjust the spine and nervous system with the intent to:

  • encourage proper spinal function
  • remove the interference on the nerve system
  • and minimize the impact of stress on the body

Our Mississauga Chiropractor Dr. Callum Peever is proud to be Advanced Proficiency Rated in the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique.

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The Activator technique can have an advantage over manual techniques due to the control of the adjusting instrument.  Research studies have shown that the speed and force of the activator impulse are very controlled when looking at physical and physiological responses in the body and in the lab.  Interestingly, research has also revealed that the adjusting instrument produces a maximum of 0.3 J of kinetic energy, which is enough to produce a relative movement of the vertebrae, but is a force that is far below what can cause an injury.

Status of activator methods chiropractic technique, theory, and practice.

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 Training for Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique

Every year Dr. Peever is updated and trained on the newest science that relates to their patients clinical experience and health through Activator Methods International.  Dr. Callum Peever is also very proud to be an Clinical Instructors for Activator Methods International, where he instructs at the annual Toronto Activator seminar in November.

Dr. Peever and Dr. Cote at the Activator Seminar in Toronto in 2017.
Dr. Peever and Dr. Cote at the Activator Seminar in Toronto in 2017.
Dr. Sean Orr presenting to the Fundamentals class in Toronto in 2017 at  the Activator Technique Seminar
Dr. Sean Orr presenting to the Fundamentals class in Toronto in 2017 at the Activator Technique Seminar
Dr. Cote, Dr. Caven, and Dr. Peever at the 2015 Activator Chiropractic conference in Mississauga
Dr. Cote, Dr. Caven, and Dr. Peever at the 2015 Activator Chiropractic conference in Mississauga
Drs. Scot Caven, Micheline Cote, and Callum Peever brushing up on their adjusting skills at the 2014 Activator Seminar in Toronto
Drs. Scot Caven, Micheline Cote, and Callum Peever brushing up on their adjusting skills at the 2014 Activator Seminar in Toronto.

Why did Dr. Peever become trained in this technique?

Being the son of a Chiropractor he was exposed to very many different techniques.  What always struck him was that many Chiropractors who grew up in the profession would use this Activator technique.  When he got adjusted this way he was very impressed with the skill of the Chiropractor to directly and specifically identify the spot that needed adjusted. For that reason he learned this technique from day one at Chiropractic college in 2007 and has been focused on being the best at this technique for his patients.

Does Activator Chiropractic Work?

Yes!

People always assume that this technique is new, but it is not.  It has been around since the 1960’s and has become one of the most utilized Chiropractic Techniques used in the World!  The biggest part of this popularity is the clinical success it achieves in our patients.

1985 Activator Methods pamphlet - Activator Methods -
1985 Activator Methods pamphlet

What does the Activator Assessment involve and why?

The assessment is based on the assumption that faulty or poor biomechanics of the joint articulations are reflected in changes in a patient’s leg-length while the person lies face down.  Patients lie face down on a chiropractic table and perform a series of movements while the doctor observes the reaction of the spine at the level of the leg-lengths.

If there is relative change in the leg-length due to the motion performed, the corresponding region of the spine or body is considered to be moving incorrectly or poorly.  This guides the Chiropractor to feel / look for the problem at specific areas of the spine.

Check out the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique report from Dr. Fuhr in TOPICS IN CLINICAL CHIROPRACTIC/VOLUME 9, ISSUE 3, 2002

The hand held instrument that the doctor uses is called an Activator.  It is designed to deliver a controlled, light, and fast thrust without undue strain or force to the patient.  The thrust delivered by the instrument helps the body reduce spinal misalignment thus alleviating the irritation to the spinal nerves, and allows the body to work more efficiently and comfortably.

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What other conferences do your Chiropractors attend?

Our Chiropractors are very involved in the Halton Peel Chiropractic Society in order to deliver the best Chiropractic care possible to our local Mississauga community.  Dr. Micheline Cote and Dr. Ken Peever are founding members of the society and Dr. Callum Peever has been a co-president since 2013 with Dr. Andrew Moore.

Our Chiropractors also attend the CAC Spring Conference, the Hamilton Chiropractic Society meetings, as well as others!  In 2017 Dr. Peever even traveled to California to attend one of the biggest Chiropractic Conferences in the World!

Here is a couple of pictures from Chiropractic conferences that Dr. Peever attends:

Dr.Peever CAC SpringCon 2016
Dr. Peever at the 2016 SpringCon with Chiropractic friends
Dr.Peever with Chiropractic friends at the 2013 CAC SpringCon
Dr.Peever with Chiropractic friends at the 2013 CAC SpringCon
Halton Peel Chiropractic Society in 2015
Halton Peel Chiropractic Society in 2015
2016 June Halton Peel Chiropractic Society Meeting in Mississauga.
2016 June Halton Peel Chiropractic Society Meeting in Mississauga.

 

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