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Activator Methods®

Activatior Technique

We use one of the most popular “low force” chiropractic techniques in the world, known as the Activator Method. Dr. Mastrobattisto is rated “Advanced Proficiency” in this technique and has been asked by Activator Methods International to be an Associate Clinical Instructor, teaching other chiropractors how to properly use the technique.

To read some of the research that has been published about the Activator Technique, click here…

You can also read what Dr. Andrew Weil has to say about the benefits of a low-force chiropractic technique by clicking here…

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 vertebral subluxations exist and their location. It also helps us know when to adjust and when not to adjust.

The Adjusting Instrument

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

Madison-area patients enjoy 's adjusting approach.

Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.

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. To learn more about this technique, click here.

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..

Technology For Nervous System Evaluation

Shoreline Chiropractic uses the latest technology available for evaluation of muscular and nervous system imbalance. Two computerized evaluations are performed to evaluate the nervous system functioning.

Surface Electromyography (sEMG):

The sEMG measures the quality, quantity, and symmetry of muscle tension and spasm by evaluating the electrical activity of muscles. Because nerves control your muscles, Subluxation disturbs overall nerve function, causing an abnormal amount of electrical current to flow to the musculature.

The different color bars indicate normal or nerve interference.

The different color bars indicate normal or nerve interference.

Thermal Scan

This advanced tool measures body temperature symmetry by evaluating skin temperatures. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and the blood vessels act as your thermostat. The blood vessels are controlled by the Autonomic Nerve System that regulates organ and gland function. This information, taken in concert with the history and clinical findings, is useful in the assessment of the patient, and as an outcome assessment of the beneficial changes that result from chiropractic care. Patients receive a color printout of each examination, which increases their understanding of the overall balance of their nerve system.

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