The Activator Chiropractic technique is a gentle, low-force approach to chiropractic care. It uses a small, hand-held instrument called the “Activator” to deliver a gentle impulse force to the tissues at or near the affected spinal vertebra or joints with the goal of restoring spinal balance and proper alignment.

In cases of spinal joint misalignment and dysfunction, it can lead to a range of nerve-related health conditions and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs are syndromes characterised by discomfort, impairment, disability, or persistent pains in joints, muscles, tendons or other soft tissues. They are the most common self-reported, work-related illness in Singapore.

Common MSDs include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle/ Tendon strain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Tension Neck Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Compression
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Digital Neuritis
  • Trigger Finger / Thumb
  • DeQuervain’s Syndrome
  • Mechanical Back Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ruptured / Herniated Disc
  • and many more

The Activator Chiropractic technique utilizes specific protocols to detect spinal joint dysfunction, analyze leg length inequality, identify issues with body mechanics, and test neurological reflexes. By analysing results of these examinations, our physicians then initiate the process of restoring spinal balance in the patient, gently and effectively through the Activator.

The Activator gently moves the vertebra, properly realigns the musculoskeletal structure, relieves muscle tension and nerve pressure, restores proper motion and enables the body to heal itself.

The Activator Chiropractic technique is highly suitable for patients with osteoporotic bone fragility, or patients who are fearful of manipulative procedures that can result in “cracking” sounds and sensations. The Activator is spring-loaded and provides a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient. With a high-speed impact, the body’s muscles are less likely to contract or tense in response and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance may facilitate the treatment effectiveness. Also, the applied force from the instrument is localized which helps to prevent any additional torque or bending movement to the vertebra or joint.

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