As a Doctor of Chiropractic for many years, I have had the opportunity to treat and help many patients with numerous health issues. My work in Chiropractic has helped me to become a better whole health practitioner, and has helped me to develop additional ways to help people through Cold Laser Therapy, Weight Loss, and Nutrition. Currently, I practice Chiropractic in Dennis MA as part of the Cape Chiropractic Group. I believe that Chiropractic is the backbone (pun intended!) to great health! Please contact me with any questions you might have and I will be happy to help!
Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the body’s main structures – the skeleton, the muscles and the nerves – and the patient’s health. We believe that health can be improved and preserved by making adjustments to these structures, particularly to the spinal column.
Because of the emphasis on holistic health care, chiropractic is associated with the fields of complementary and alternative medicine. For patients who are seeking conservative and natural care, chiropractic is recognized as the leading profession practicing neuromusculoskeletal care.
The Activator Method
The Activator Method or Technique is known as a softer, or more gentle method of spinal manipulation. As opposed to a traditional chiropractic adjustment, which uses the hands to manually manipulate the specified vertebrae or joint, the Chiropractic Activator handheld device completes the action on behalf of the chiropractor. Of course, a chiropractor is still the one holding and controlling the device, however, the impulse delivered to the targeted area is derived from the mechanic force of the Chiropractic Activator as opposed to hands.
When a vertebra or joint shifts out of its respective alignment in the spine, the bone will intrude on space in the spinal canal that's designated for nerve and blood flow. The intrusion of the misaligned structure creates a blockage that can impinge on nerve roots, creating sensations of pain and numbness. Chiropractors refer to this misalignment as a subluxation.
The Activator Technique produces enough gentle force to shift the subulaxation back into its respective alignment within the spine without causing further injury.