Chiropractic is a health care approach that focuses on the relationship between the body's structure — mainly the spine — and its functioning. It assumes that a vertebral subluxation or spinal joint dysfunction interferes with the body's function and its innate intelligence.


Although practitioners may use a variety of treatment approaches, they primarily perform adjustments to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment problems and supporting the body's natural ability to heal itself.

Treatment may combine the use of spinal adjustments with several other treatments and approaches such as:

- Heat and ice
- Electrical stimulation
- Massage therapy
- Rest
- Rehabilitative exercise
- Counseling re: diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors
- Dietary supplements.


Activator Method

What is the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique?


Evolved from nearly 40 years of empirical study and 15 years of clinical research, the Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT) uses the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations to seek joint dysfunction in the spinal column and extremities for improved patient care. AMCT uses the Activator Adjusting Instrument to give consistent low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustments. Over 35,000 doctors have been trained in AMCT and 2,100 doctors are Proficiency Rated, making AMCT the most widely used technique worldwide; a testament to low force patient satisfaction.

The Activator is a small hand-held adjusting instrument which delivers a precisely measured, gentle thrust in a specific direction.

Among the most researched of all major Chiropractic techniques, Activator Methods uses a series of isolation tests, performed by the patient with the direction of the doctor, to determine where, when and how to deliver the adjustment.

Gentle and Effective - The activator is painless, effective and swift.  This technique not only can be used at the spine, but is quite effective on the extremities and other joints, making it an ideal technique for the athlete or the physically active individual.

Specific tests have been developed and tested over the past 35 years for knees, shoulders, wrists and ankles, as well as the joints of the jaw. It’s gentle nature makes it comfortable, even for those injured on the job, in an automobile, or at home.

Safety - Activator is considered among the safest Chiropractic techniques, and if employed properly, can be used without apprehension on children, the elderly or even infants. Doctors who are "proficiency rated" must attend annual continuing education seminars and are thoroughly tested and certified.

Research - The Activator Methods body of research continues to grow into all areas of Chiropractic, and includes ongoing projects in Geriatrics, spinal biomechanics and treatment of vertebral disc herniations.  Research papers are published in leading journals and may also be found on the Activator Methods website.

Dr. Yeager has been an Advanced Proficiency-rated Activator practitioner since 1979.

Manual Adjustment

The intention of a chiropractic adjustment is to affect or correct the alignment, motion and/or function of a vertebral joint. Specifically, they are intended to correct "vertebral subluxations", the term given to the signs and symptoms that are said by chiropractors to result from abnormal alignment of vertebrae. This intention forms the legal and philosophical foundation of the profession, and is even formulated in US Medicare law as "manual manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation." Since the same result can be accomplished by using the Activator Method or Manual Adjustment, Dr. Yeager leaves the preference up to his patients.

Applied Kinesiology (Muscle Testing)

What is Applied Kinesiology?

muscle_testing.jpgApplied Kinesiology (AK) is a form of diagnosis using muscle testing as a primary feedback mechanism to examine how a person’s body is functioning. When properly applied, the outcome of an AK diagnosis will determine the best form of therapy for the patient. Since AK draws together the core elements of many complementary therapies, it provides an interdisciplinary approach to health care.

In general, Dr. Yeager finds a muscle that tests weak and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. He will then evaluate and apply the therapy that will best eliminate the muscle weakness and help the patient.

Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?


Massage therapy, also known as Swedish massage, is the most common form of massage therapy in the United States.

Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion.

How Does Massage Therapy Work?
Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

At Yeager Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we have one massage therapist to meet your needs: April Clark.
- 10 Minute Therapeutic session
     During office hours
Or you can schedule 1 hour + massage sessions outside of office hours. Please feel free to contact April at 480-296-8485.



Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called "chi", that circulates through twelve invisible energy lines known as meridians on the body. Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. An imbalance in the flow of chi throughout a meridian is how disease begins.

Acupuncturists insert needles, use cold laser, and pressure points along meridian lines to influence and restore balance to the flow of chi. There are over 1,000 acupuncture points on the body.

Dr. Yeager has traveled in China with Dr. John Amaro and has been certified to practice since 1979.

Dr. Yeager only does acupuncture on a per case basis after consulting with the patient.

Alternative Energy Therapeutics

Reconnective Healing®

alt_energy_therap.jpgReconnective Healing is a form of healing that is here on the planet for the very first time. It reconnects us to the fullness of the universe as it reconnects us to the fullness of our beings and of who we are. It is considered to be able to reconnect us to the universe and to our very essence not just through a new set of healing frequencies, but through possibly an entirely new bandwidth. The reality of its existence has demonstrated itself clearly in practice as well as in science laboratories.

The Reconnective Healing Process and frequencies were first discovered and employed by Eric Pearl, D.C., a highly successful doctor in Los Angeles. Dr. Pearl and his staff now travel the globe teaching people how to heal themselves and others on all levels of body, mind and spirit.

Dr. Yeager is trained as a Reconnective Healing® practitioner, holding a Certificate for Levels 1 and 2.

For more information, you can visit Dr. Pearl's website to read healing stories, questions & answers, and news articles,  as well as download podcasts.

Vibratory Energetics

Everything in the Universe vibrates - matter, electromagnetic waveforms and spirit. One essential difference between these various levels is the frequency of vibration. Human beings have the potential to directly perceive a vast range of frequencies, far more than is commonly acknowledged.

Using the synergy of electromagnetic frequencies, one can bathe their body in energy to assist the body in its own healing processes.

Using this concept, Dr. Yeager applies a multi-dimensional approach to energy healing.