If you’d like to take advantage of chiropractic care but aren’t comfortable with manual adjustments, Dr. Becky Bruno, Dr. Linda Lombardo, and Dr. Vecino at Lombardo Chiropractic in Ormond Beach, FL, offer Activator treatments for more gentle care.
3 Benefits of the Activator Technique in Chiropractic Care
There are many different techniques utilized in chiropractic care to help restore alignment to the body, including adjustments. Most people are accustomed to traditional adjustments – the ones often associated with the chiropractor applying force with their hands. However, there are other types of adjustments available, like the Activator Method. Learn more about Activator techniques and their benefits in this guide from Dr. Bruno, Dr. Lombardo, and Dr. Vecino at Lombardo Chiropractic in Ormond Beach, FL.
How the Activator Method Works
Unlike traditional adjustments, the Activator Method employs the use of a small, spring-loaded instrument. The chiropractor places the instrument at the target treatment site, where it delivers a low-force pulse to the area. This method provides the following benefits.
1. Gentle Yet Effective Treatment
One of the main benefits of this technique is that it is very gentle. The patient does not have to move, as no bending or twisting motions are needed. Instead, they lie or sit still while the instrument swiftly delivers the adjustment. It’s preferable for babies, young children, and the elderly, as well as anyone who is uncomfortable with movement due to the pain of an injury.
2. Precise Results
Traditional adjustments are very effective for treating various symptoms and conditions. However, they are applied to a fairly broad area. The Activator Technique delivers the pulse to a much smaller and very specific area, producing a more precise adjustment. It can also help better target troubled areas in the neck.
3. More Thorough Results
With traditional adjustments, the patient feels the chiropractor’s hands on their back or neck. They know that the adjustment is about to take place. Even if they don’t realize it or mean to, they often tense up just before it occurs. This causes a wall of tight muscles to form around the treatment area, which can minimize the impact of the adjustment.
The Activator Method helps solve this problem. The thrusts are delivered so swiftly that the patient doesn’t have enough time to tense up. As such, the results of the treatment can be more effective.
Experience the benefits of Activator treatments by visiting Dr. Bruno, Dr. Lombardo, and Dr. Vecino at Lombardo Chiropractic in Ormond Beach, FL. Call (386) 673-0400 to schedule an appointment today.