The only instrument adjusting technique backed by 23 clinical trials
The Activator Method is one of the most widely-researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with 23
clinical trials to support its efficacy. Activator Methods has published hundreds of clinical and scientific peer-reviewed papers, worked with major academic research institutions, and received grants from recognized entities like the National Institutes of Health.
Activator Methods is proud of our significant academic presence, with our technique taught in most U.S. chiropractic colleges and several more around the world. We provide substantial resources and assistance to students through college club support, guest speakers and promotional opportunities.
This research page is a free resource that provides access to a searchable database of Activator Methods citations and abstracts. In general, there are three search options:
Research Categories, Research Tags, and Search. If the full-text of an article is available it is noted at the bottom of the page below the abstract after the author information. Latest Research Papers 2018 Determining spinal level using the inferior angle of the scapula as a reference landmark: a retrospective analysis of 50 radiographs Improvement in Physical Functioning, Overall Quality of Life & Drug Reduction in a 75-Year-Old Female with Neuropathy, Insomnia & Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Report Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial Assessing the Effects of Applying a Force to C5 by a Mechanically Assisted Instrument on Referred Pain to the Shoulder. 2017 A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial Assessing the Effects of Applying a Force to C5 by a Mechanically Assisted Instrument (MAI) on Referred Pain to the Shoulder Resolution of Lower Limb Sensory Polyneuropathy In A 63-Year-Old Male Receiving Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique For The Correction Of Vertebral Subluxation Impact of Chiropractic Manipulation on Bone and Skeletal Muscle of Ovariectomized Rats Characteristics of Paraspinal Muscle Spindle Response to Mechanically Assisted Spinal Manipulation: A Preliminary Report Spinal Tissue Loading Created by Different Methods of Spinal Manipulative Therapy Application Patient Perceived Effectiveness of a Course of Chiropractic Care in a Teaching Clinic Following Initial Exposure to Chiropractic Through a Public Spinal Screening Improved Ambulation, Quality of Life and Decreased Pain in a 64-Year-Old Female with Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Multiple Neuromusculoskeletal Symptoms Undergoing Chiropractic Care Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy: A [18F]FDG PET Study 2016 Improved Spinal Range of Motion, Quality of Life, Dysponesis & Dysautonomia in a 75-year-old male Following Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique for the Correction of Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report Improvement in Chronic Musculoskeletal Arm Pain and Headaches in an 89- Year-Old Male Receiving Chiropractic Care Involving Torque Release Technique and Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique: A Case Report Changes in Quality of Life in 7 Older Adult Patients Receiving Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique Attenuation Effect of Spinal Manipulation on Neuropathic and Postoperative Pain Through Activating Endogenous Anti-Inflammatory Cytokine Interleukin 10 in Rat Spinal Cord. Comparing Outcome Measures in Lumbar Spine Manipulations: Dynamic X-Rays and Oswestry Index Resolution of Morton’s Neuroma in an Elderly Patient Receiving Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique to Correct Subluxation: A Case Study
Key Research Papers In Vitro Biomechanical Evaluation of Single Impulse and Repetitive Mechanical Shockwave Devices Utilized for Spinal Manipulative Therapy Clinical effectiveness of the activator adjusting instrument in the management of musculo-skeletal disorders: a systematic review of the literature Effects of a Manually Assisted Mechanical Force on Cutaneous Temperature Spinal Manipulation Reduces Pain and Hyperalgesia after Lumbar Intervertebral Foramen Inflammation in the Rat Neurophysiological Response to Intraoperative Lumbosacral Spinal Manipulation Clinical Trials for a complete list of clinical trials utilizing the Activator Adjustment Instrument. CLICK HERE Activator Adjustment Instrument FDA Information:
Trade/Device Name: Activator II
Trade/Device Name: Activator IV
Trade/Device Name: Activator V Spinal Adjusting Instrument