The only instrument adjusting technique backed by clinical trials

The Activator Method is one of the most widely-researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with 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.

Latest Research Papers

Evaluation of Mechanical Allodynia in an Animal Immobilization Model using the Von Frey Method

Cerebral Metabolic Changes in Men After Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain

Reflex Responses Associated with Manipulative Treatments on the Thoracic Spine: A Pilot Study

On Sounds and Reflexes of Cavitation

Most Popular Research Papers

On Sounds and Reflexes of Cavitation

Chiropractic Care for Patients Aged 55 Years and Older: Report from a Practice-Based Research Program

The Activator Story: Development of a New Concept in Chiropractic.

Treatment of Bell’s Palsy by Mechanical Force, Manually Assisted Chiropractic Adjusting and High-voltage Electrotherapy

Activator Adjustment Instrument FDA Information:

FDA K973506
Trade/Device Name: Activator II

FDA K003185
Trade/Device Name: Activator IV

FDA K112606
Trade/Device Name: Activator V Spinal Adjusting Instrument