There have been many instances where the "activator" had positive results. Whether there is something behind it or it simply was watch and wait... I don't know. I like many don't even own an activator.If you say that not many chiropractors use the activator, I'll take your word for it. But why does any chiropractor think that by "popping" that thing against your knee would do something? Your response was that "not many use activator". That is exactly what someone says when they think something is primarily useless. It is a way of rationalizing its existence. You also said that that activator/chiropractic is the most rational standard of care. Certainly my medical doctor didn't think so, and certainly my physical therapist didn't think so.
Is there a standard of care in chiropractic? Are there " best practice guidelines" which chiropractors follow? Or do chiropractors do pretty much whatever they want? Why are there no standards in chiropractic?
The best way to find a chiropractor would be to search for one certified in a recognizable skill such as ART, Graston, etc.
Essentially the scope of chiropractic is diverse. However there are many who are reputable and work closely with MDs and even have PTs on site. Talk to people and find out in your area.
Wisdom and CODY really have nothing of merit to add here. Fact is that either they dropped out of chiropractic school or failed in practice and have a vendetta against the profession.