Activator Method

Activator Methods Adjustments

Interested in the benefits of chiropractic adjustments but not the twisting and manual force? Dr. Roechelle Smith at Prolific Chiropractic in Aurora, CO, offers the Activator Method Technique as a gentler but highly effective alternative.

 Quick Guide to the Activator Method Technique

You’ve likely heard of adjustments and may even be aware that a misalignment is to blame for your current suffering. However, the idea of being twisted or withstanding the force of a hands-on adjustment keeps you from having the issue addressed.

Manual adjustments do require a bit more movement and may be uncomfortable for some – especially those suffering from an injury that makes moving painful. However, you don’t have to forego the healing power of adjustments, thanks to gentle alternatives like the Activator Method Technique.

 What Is the Activator Method?

The Activator Method is a technique Dr. Smith provides at Prolific Chiropractic in Aurora, CO, to ensure all patients can receive the advantages of adjustments. It involves a handheld instrument that is placed over the misaligned area. This instrument then delivers a controlled, gentle thrust to the area that shifts misaligned bones back into place. The patient lies still and there is no manual force involved.

 Is It Really Effective?

In many ways, the Activator Method is believed to be more effective than manual adjustments for a few reasons.

  • The thrust is delivered to a smaller, more precise location. It allows the chiropractor to better target the troubled area, whereas manual adjustments are delivered in a more general fashion.
  • With manual adjustments, you know that the force is coming, which causes the muscles to tense involuntarily. This can impede the effects of the adjustment. The Activator Method is quicker, so there is less opportunity to tense up.
  • Thanks to its gentle nature, this technique can be used on people of all ages. This includes infants and frail, elderly family members. It also allows people uncomfortable with traditional adjustments to receive the care they deserve.

The Activator Method is effective on its own but is often combined with other techniques to achieve optimal healing of issues such as:

  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • SI pain
  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain
  • Disc issues
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain and much more

 Experience the Activator Method Technique and its benefits firsthand by visiting Dr. Smith at Prolific Chiropractic in Aurora, CO. Call (303) 337-1321 to schedule an appointment today.

Prolific Chiropractic, P.C.


2101 S. Blackhawk Street #140,
Aurora, CO 80014



Office Hours


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm