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The Activator Method

From basic scan protocols to advanced assessment procedures, THE ACTIVATOR METHOD, 2nd Edition discusses the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) in an easy-to-understand, how-to approach. This updated 2nd edition covers all aspects of the controlled low-force analytical and adjusting system, from the history of the technique to in-depth examinations of body structures. It also features expanded content on supportive subjects from seven new contributors, discussing topics such as activator and instrument adjusting history, instrument reliability in the literature, the neurology of pain and inflammation, temporal mandibular disorders, and leg length reactivity.

Hardbound, 592 Pages

Published: January 2008

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-04852-1


  • Section I: Introduction to the Activator Method

    1. History of a Technique System

    2. Chiropractic Science: Toward Understanding Spinal Manipulation

    3. Variability of Force Magnitude and Force Duration in Manual and Instrument-Based Manipulation Techniques

    4. Pain Mechanisms and Control

    Section II: Clinical Observations and Advanced Assessment Procedures

    5. Leg Length Reactivity

    6. The Activator Method Analytical Technique

    Section III: Instrumentation

    7. The Activator Method Basic Scan Protocol

    8. Additional Tests for the Sacrum, Pelvis, and Related Structures

    9. Additional Tests for the Hip and Related Structures

    10. Additional Lumbar Tests and Adjustments

    11. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Thoracic Vertebrae and Ribs

    12. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Cervical Spine

    13. The Temporomandibular Joint

    14. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Knee and Related Structures

    15. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Foot and Ankle

    16. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Shoulder and Related Structures

    17. Additional Tests and Adjustments for the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand

    Appendix: Activator Quick Notes for Basic and Advanced Protocols




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