Dr. Cross utilizes advanced technology to offer the latest scientific techniques and most effective tools. He employs this modern approach to provide the most current and advanced care available.
Activator Methods incorporates the latest advances in neurological, orthopedic, and chiropractic examinations. A wide variety of health problems can be treated.
The Activator Methods® Technique
This specific system of analysis restores spinal balance with improved safety and comfort to the patient.
Dr. Cross has had extensive post graduate education in the Activator Methods technique and passed rigorous exams in which he has become both Proficiency and Advanced Proficiency Rated. He has made the Activator Methods his primary technique for over 30 years.
Activator Methods uses a testing procedure, which utilizes a system of leg length tests, body mechanics, and neurological reflexes to check your overall spinal balance. This helps Dr. Cross locate the misalignment's in your spinal column and every joint in the body, from the ankle to the skull. The vertebral misalignment's can be the source of irritation to your nervous system causing pain and dysfunction in your body. Since the function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body is controlled by the nervous system, this method can identify and correct a wide range of health problems.
How Adjustments Work
Chiropractic adjustments stimulate the body to heal itself. The adjustment produces precise movements, which stimulates the neural receptors in an area. These receptors, in turn, produce nerve impulses, which relay crucial information to the brain. The brain depends on this neurological feedback stream to update its awareness about the area. Once the brain evaluates the changes prompted by the adjustment, it issues self-correcting commands to the nervous system to bring about healing changes.
The ArthroStim® Instrument Safe - Painless - No Popping, Twisting, or Cracking!!!
Traditionally, single high-energy thrusting and pulling movements have been used to administer the adjustment. Recently, new ways have been developed. The ArthroStim Instrument is one of the most effective and comfortable tools for creating this valuable input in an area.
The ArthroStim Instrument produces rapid thrusts and recoils at an amazing rate of twelve times per second! By dividing the energy of a single thrust into rapid successive inputs, the ArthroStim modulates the (peak) force.
The secret to the instrument's effectiveness comes from its controlled repetitive input. This input produces a cumulative "snowballing" effect of neural receptors (mechanoreceptors and proprioceptors) located in the joint without activating undesirable pain receptors (nociceptors).
The rapidity supersaturates the target area with specific adjustive energy (force). The energy continues to ripple through the joint to surrounding fringe tissues. This releases secondary trigger points and sites of muscular spasm, providing relief and correction.
This allows Dr. Cross to administer an extremely comfortable and highly effective adjustment. Most patients notice a positive difference with the first treatment.