The activator instrument is a gentle treatment approach. It is used where regular chiropractic adjustments may be contraindicated in certain joints due to for example such things as rheumatoid arthritis in the upper part of the neck or osteoporosis. The activator method helps restore joint alignment through a low-force adjustment

During the activator technique, adjustments are carried out using a spring-loaded handheld instrument that delivers a gentle, measured, consistent, low-force thrust to the effected joint with the aim of mobilising and freeing up the joint. The activator adjusting instrument is extremely fast and adjustments are carried out in comfort and with precision.