Activator Methods

About Activator Methods

actPic 2Activator Methods International, Ltd. (AMI) has been providing chiropractic care, resources and training since 1967. Founded on the principles of clinical research, AMI’s major contribution to chiropractic care is discovery and development of the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique and the associated Activator Adjusting Instrument.

Co-founder and CEO Arlan W. Fuhr D.C. has more than four decades of experience in clinical research and private practice. He has been honored by the profession numerous times, including:

  • World Federation of Chiropractic “Honour Award,” 2009
  • Dynamic Chiropractic's Champions of Chiropractic Hall of Fame Inductee, 2008
  • Dynamic Chiropractic’s “Person of the Year” Award, 2006
  • “President's Award” from the American Chiropractic Association, 2005
  • Greenawalt Foundation Award for Clinical Excellence in Technique, 2004
  • Member of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, 2000
  • Arizona’s “Chiropractor of the Year,” and the Daniel David Palmer Chiropractic Scientific Award, 1993
  • Fellow at Palmer West Academy, Palmer College of Chiropractic West in Sunnyvale, California, 1991
  • Member of the Board of Trustees at Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, Missouri, 1981 through 1991

AMI has published clinical and scientific peer-reviewed papers beyond that of most chiropractic analytical treatment procedures. AMI’s mechanical force, manually-assisted adjusting instrument is recognized and covered by Medicare. The number of licensed professionals trained in the Activator Method is approximately 150,000 worldwide, making it the most widely used low-force chiropractic technique in the world.

Each year, AMI offers more than 40 technique seminars around the world to provide instruction and certification opportunities. Additionally, AMI provides online training in the Basic Scan Protocol, the cornerstone of the Activator Method, through Activator Online (www.activatoronline.com). Doctors can achieve and maintain Proficiency or Advanced Proficiency Ratings and become part of the exclusive Referral Service of Proficiency Rated Doctors through these seminars.

AMI has published more than 105 abstracts and manuscripts on the Activator Method with the support of the National Institute of Chiropractic Research. Additional research efforts have been funded by the National Institutes of Health. The resulting abstracts and manuscripts have been a valuable tool to support the practitioner’s treatment of problems of the spine.