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One of the most frequently asked questions encountered by Dr. Nedd is "How does that hand-held adjusting device work?" That device is called an Activator Adjusting Instrument and this article should help you understand it better.
Activator Methods® Chiropractic Technique has evolved over the past 40 years to become the most widely used gentle chiropractic technique worldwide. It includes the use of the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver consistent gentle, high-speed chiropractic adjustments. The instrument itself has evolved from a tooth impactor with a door stop as its tip to its current model IV, which has 4 precise settings. Depending on the setting, the Activator produces a thrust of 29-58 pounds in just .5 - 1 millisecond, which is up to 50 times faster than the time it takes for your muscles to tense up! Using the Activator, as opposed to standard hand-delivered chiropractic adjustments, is much easier on the doctor as well as the patient receiving the adjustment. The Activator is designed not only to move bones, but its vibrational frequency acts to stimulate reflexes that help to normalize nerve function resulting in better overall body function and improved health.
Activator Methods® Chiropractic Technique involves a very precise orthopedic leg length analysis, along with a step-by-step assessment of different tests that the patient and doctor perform. This allows the doctor to precisely determine where to adjust, how much force to use depending on the spinal or extremity region, when and when not to adjust, and how well each patient is progressing.
Because the amount of force that the Activator delivers is minimal, it is safe enough to use on everyone including newborns, children, elderly including those with osteoporosis, and even animals! Dr. Nedd has also successfully used an adjusting instrument similar to the Activator to adjust many dogs, cats, and horses since he has obtained the status of Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner.
Dr. Nedd attends Activator Methods seminars annually to keep his Advanced Proficiency rating current and to learn new advanced procedures. He is also an Associate Clinical Instructor for Activator Methods® which involves assisting in the practical instruction of advanced doctors at Activator Methods® seminars.
Just recently we began implementing a new “Referral Card” that you can obtain at our office. By telling a friend or family member about our clinic and giving them this card to bring on their first visit, your name will then be entered into a monthly random drawing making you eligible for a $50 gift certificate!. Your odds of winning go up the more people you refer and there is no limit to the number you can refer. If you have had a positive experience here at Nedd Health Center and want others to also benefit from what we have to offer, then this is a great way to introduce them to us!
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