Diversified (Manual manipulation): The most commonly used chiropractic technique and probably the most familiar to patients. The diversified manual manipulation involves a high-velocity, low amplitude thrust delivered by hand and possibly with assistance from a chiropractic adjustment table or block. The result of the diversified technique adjustment results in a cavitation of a joint typically accompanied with a popping noise.
Arthrostim : A special Chiropractic adjustment tool which produces a really fast thrust and recoil motion. The motion is very similar as to when a Chiropractor uses their hands to adjust the vertebrae in the back. The benefit of this adjustment is that it performs a high velocity, low amplitude motion at a very fast rate which can be targeted to a very small area. The force of the rapid fire motion radiates through the joint and the tissues surrounding it, releasing trigger points that are often the cause of muscle spasms.
Activator: This is a hand-held, spring loaded Chiropractic instrument. It is a small device that delivers a lighter, but quicker thrust than being delivered manually. The Activator is most often used as an alternative method for patients who may not desire the diversified, manual manipulation adjustment.