What is Activator Method?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Activator Methods is a technique used in chiropractic care.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
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Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness
Purpose
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0
Perceived effectiveness
Purpose
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0
Perceived effectiveness
Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Patients
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Activator Method

Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
3

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Activator Method

Hospitalization
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Activator Method)
Dosage
15 min weekly
Patients
3
Dosage
30 min weekly
Patients
3
Dosage
3 min monthly
Patients
1
Dosage
135 min yearly
Patients
1
Dosage
172 min yearly
Patients
1
Dosage
180 min yearly
Patients
1
Dosage
15 min monthly
Patients
1
Dosage
30 min monthly
Patients
1
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
1
Why Patients Stopped Going to Activator Method (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Expense
Patients
4
Reason
Other
Patients
4
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
2
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
1
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
1
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped going to Activator Method

Duration

Currently Going to Activator Method
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
3
Stopped Going to Activator Method
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
2
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
4

Adherence


Always
Patients
3
43%
Usually
Patients
4
57%
Sometimes
Patients
0
0%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
3
43%
A little hard to take
Patients
2
29%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
2
29%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
14%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
14%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
3
43%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
2
29%
Last updated:

3 patient evaluations for Activator Method

ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
24 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Borderline Personality

See ITalkToTheWind's full Activator Method history

May 14, 2015 (Started Jan 27, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Back pain)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Monthly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Hope_In_Christ
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Hope_In_Christ
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 28
Condition: Central Sensitivity Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Central Sensitivity Syndrome

See Hope_In_Christ's full Activator Method history

Jun 13, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Central Pain Syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in right hand and wrist)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 min Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
suburbanexile
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suburbanexile
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: None
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F51y
FM:11y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See suburbanexile's full Activator Method history

Jul 1, 2007 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Back, shoulder, neck and leg pain)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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