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Activator® Technique in West Knoxville

activator tool closeupMany people are reluctant to try chiropractic care because they’re afraid they’ll get “cracked” or “popped.” That’s not the case with the Activator handheld instrument, which provides precise, painless, and gentle adjustments where and when you need it most.

This technique is highly effective and often ideal for patients of all ages, from children to seniors, due to its gentleness. Activator is also ideal for pregnant women or those with arthritis or osteoporosis.

What to Expect

The Activator instrument delivers consistent low-force, high-speed thrust. It also makes the directed energy more precise, given at the exact angle necessary to best add motion to a joint.

Because it’s many times faster than hand adjustments, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. The Activator instrument is also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees, and other joints of the body. Perhaps the best part of getting adjusted with the Activator is that there are no popping sounds to be heard.

The Follow Up

After your adjustment, we retest to ensure the desired changes have been produced. Testing afterward helps us deliver high-quality care and high levels of patient satisfaction.


How long does it take to find relief from pain or symptoms using this technique?

Like other techniques, there should be some improvement after the first adjustment, but it depends on the condition of the patient at the time.

How long does this type of adjustment take?

It only takes 10 minutes to adjust with this method.

What made you decide on the Activator tool, since there are other tools on the market?

It is the most consistent and researched. Dr. Dan has been using this method since 2002 at the practice.

Schedule Your Visit

If you’re interested in a gentle, advanced chiropractic adjustment that’s comfortable for all ages and stages of life, contact us today to book an appointment!


Activator® Technique West Knoxville, Farragut TN | (865) 966-5885