Dr. Troy Dreiling of Zenaptic Chiropractic demonstrates how he performs an activator adjustment on a patient.
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I want to show you how to do an activator adjustment on a patient.
One of the things we’re going to start with is a functional leg analysis to see where there is a restriction in the spine. We start by pumping the legs. We can actually see that the left sacrum is not moving.
I like to use SOT blocks, they are very gentle and they just use the patient’s body weight with gravity to help open up that sacrum pump mechanism. We check the legs by bringing them up;. you notice I am getting the legs to come up a little further by using the SOT blocks so we can put the sacrum into a flex position.
I like to use an activator. Different patients, different cases, especially people who are nervous to hear the regular manual adjustment. We just use a light adjusting instrument where you can set the depth of it. It is seven times faster than the human hand but not as forceful, so you’re not going to hear any cracking sounds, just the instrument.
We use this a lot on pediatric cases and for people that don’t like to be thrust into. We just use this instrument to help get joints moving and get patients functioning better. If there is a lot of tension in the neck the activator will help get rid of the spasms in the neck, get the joints moving and get the nerve system working better so that the patients feels and functions better.
I always like to post check what we do see if we increased their functionality and motion. If you ask the patient they will tell you that they notice less tension and more range of motion.
That’s one of the techniques we use here at Zenaptic Chiropractic. If you are interested in coming in, schedule a consultation with us. We will do it at no charge just to determine if chiropractic is right for you and your case.
This is Dr. Troy, Zenaptic Chiropractic.