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Activator Methods®

We use one of the most popular “low force” chiropractic techniques in the world.

First the Evaluation

We begin by analyzing how well your spine moves. We test how well you turn and bend. While you’re lying face down, we’ll evaluate the length of your legs. This simple procedure can reveal significant differences in leg lengths. Click here to try a simple leg-length home test.

This time-tested protocol tells us if spinal as well as extremity subluxations exist and their locations. It also helps us know when to adjust and when not to adjust.

Activator toolThe Adjusting Instrument

The Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust.

Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.

The ACTIVATOR V (pictured to the right) is the first FDA registered and approved electronic and cordless chiropractic adjustment instrument of its kind.

The Follow Up

After your adjustment, we retest to make sure changes have been produced. Testing afterwards helps us deliver high-quality care and high levels of patient satisfaction.


The Activator Method is one of the most widely-researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its efficacy.  Activator Methods has published hundreds of clinical and scientific peer-reviewed papers, worked with major academic research institutions, and received grants from recognized entities like the National Institutes of Health.

If you’re interested in more information, please see some of the exciting research published by Activator Methods®.


Dr. Nedd became Proficiency rated with Activator Methods® while still in chiropractic college. He attained the status of Advanced Proficiency rated in November of 1990 and has maintained that status ever since with the minimum requirement of attending at least one Activator Methods seminar each year.

In July of 2006 Dr. Nedd became an Associate Clinical Instructor for Activator Methods® and has assisted in instructing other chiropractors at the annual Activator Methods® seminar in Orlando ever since.

Call today to learn more or schedule your first appointment.

Nedd Chiropractic & Wellness Center | (727) 467-0775