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Activator Technique

Tulsa chiropractor, Dr. Howard Boos is certified in a number of chiropractic techniques and investigated quite a few more, but has always come back to the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique. The small hand-held instrument which is backed by a substantial amount of scientific research, delivers a precise, extremely powerful, and painless adjustment.

Even if Dr. Boos gets tired by the end of the day, the Activator never does, allowing him to give the same quality of adjustment morning, noon, and night. Because the Activator has a number of settings, it works equally well on martial arts fighters and newborns.

Activator Method Tulsa

How the Activator Method Works

This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force high velocity thrust. Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique is the most frequently used hand held adjusting instrument in the world with almost 60 years of clinical research and results to back it up.

First the Evaluation
We begin by analyzing how well your spine moves. We test how well you turn and bend. A specific set of motion and static palpation exams are done on each visit before adjustments are made. This simple procedure can reveal significant differences in leg lengths as a result of imbalances and muscle tension in the spine which pulls one leg or the other up short. This time-tested protocol tells us if subluxations exist and their location. It also helps us know when to adjust and when not to adjust.

The Adjusting Instrument
The Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.

The Follow Up
After your adjustment, we retest to make sure changes have been produced. Testing afterwards helps us deliver high-quality care and high levels of patient satisfaction.

To learn more about our chiropractic techniques, including the activator technique, call (918) 749-2992 to schedule an appointment.