Chairman & Founder
Activator Methods International Ltd.
Arlan W. Fuhr, DC, Founder and Chairman of Activator Methods International, is the co inventor of the Activator Adjusting Instrument and the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique. Established more than 48 years ago, the Activator Method is the world’s most widely used instrument adjusting chiropractic technique and is currently in use by more than 70 percent of all chiropractors. Endorsed throughout the chiropractic field, the Activator Method is taught in nearly every college in the United States and abroad, as well as in professional seminars throughout the year.
Dr. Fuhr has been widely acknowledged in the healthcare industry for his many accomplishments. Recently, Dr. Fuhr was recognized by the World Federation of Chiropractic with its prestigious Honour Award. As a recipient, Dr. Fuhr joins an esteemed group of healthcare and business professionals noted for their outstanding contributions to the international advancement of chiropractic.
In addition, Dr. Fuhr received the 2006 Dynamic Chiropractic’s Person of the Year Award, the 2005 President’s Award from the American Chiropractic Association, and the 2004 Greenawalt Foundation Award for Clinical Excellence in Technique. In 2000, he became a member of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. In 1993, Dr. Fuhr was named Arizona’s Chiropractor of the Year, and during that same year he accepted the Daniel David Palmer Chiropractic Scientific Award. In 1991, Dr. Fuhr was named a fellow at Palmer West Academy, Palmer College of Chiropractic West in Sunnyvale, California. From 1981 through 1991, Dr. Fuhr served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Logan University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Educating chiropractors across the world on the benefits of low-force chiropractic adjustments , Dr. Fuhr’s speaking engagements have included stops in Australia , Brazil, Canada , China , Ireland, Italy, Japan , Mexico , New Zealand , Spain , Taiwan , and the United Kingdom.
In addition to a full slate of AMI training seminars in the U.S. in 2015, Dr. Fuhr will also speak at the World Chiropractic Federation (WFC) Biennial Congress/European European Chiropractor’s Union Convention in Athens, Greece.
Dr. Fuhr is credited with more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, 13 domestic patents, 47 worldwide trademarks and more than 100 copyrighted works. In 2008, he published the second edition of the technique textbook, The Activator Method, globally acknowledged as the standard reference for instrument adjusting.
A native of Minnesota, Dr. Arlan W. Fuhr received his chiropractic training at Logan University. He is married to Judi Fuhr and resides in Chandler, Arizona.