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The Impulse Adjusting Instrument

The doctors at Leisure World Chiropractic have taken Activator Methods to a higher level with the use of the Impulse Adjusting instrument. The electronic thrust produced by this instrument is faster, with a wider range of force and frequency making adjustments more comfortable for both the patient and the doctor.

What is the Activator Technique?

Impulse ActivatorAfter 35 years of study and 15 years of clinical research, there evolved a chiropractic technique based on low force and high speed activation of the skeletal structure which incorporated the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic science. The activator method has grown to be the most widely used "low force" technique in chiropractic. This specific system of adjusting restores proper balance, and does it with improved safety and comfort.

How does the Impulse adjusting instrument work?

Activator Lower SpineThe technique utilizes a scientifically designed adjusting instrument to deliver a focused corrective impulse into the dysfunctional spinal segment. This technique is most commonly used in patients who prefer a low-force correction without the traditional "hands-on" thrust.The hand-held instrument is specifically designed to deliver a controlled, light and fast thrust without undue strain to the patient.

When any force, such as a chiropractic adjustment, impacts the body, muscles in the involved area automatically contract by reflex mechanism, in order to protect that area from the impact. Using the Activator on the Upper SpineThe Impulse instrument produces a thrust which is quicker than the body's reflexes can even respond to tighten up the local muscles. In other words, the thrust delivered by the instrument is so quick that it accelerates ahead of the body's tendency to tighten up and resist the thrust of an adjustment.

So, in simple terms, the force necessary to move and adjust the joint is developed by the "speed" of the instrument's thrust, and not by a high "force". Dr. Peterson using the Impulse ActivatorSo, although the Impulse instrument produces a very effective thrust, it is felt as a very gentle sensation only.

Because of the accuracy and controlled light force, Impulse adjustments are suitable and comfortable for all types of patients, ranging from pregnant women, babies and children, to athletes and seniors.

DISCLAIMER: No individuals, including those under our active care, should use the information, resources or tools contained within to self-diagnose or self-treat any health-related condition. Diagnosis and treatment of all health conditions should only be performed by your doctor of chiropractic or other licensed health care professional.

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