Active Release Technique

Adamson Chiropractic - ART
Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue technique that Dr. Adamson uses to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Headache, back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions which can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. All of these conditions have one thing in common: they are often the result of overused muscles. Over used muscles (and other soft tissues) cause changes in three ways:

  • Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.)
  • Accumulation of small tears (micro trauma)
  • Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)

Each of these factors can cause your body to create tough, dense scar tissue in the affected areas. This scar tissue binds and ties down body tissues, which need to move freely. As scar tissue builds muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons cause tendinitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain.

What is A.R.T treatment like?

Adamson Chiropractic - ARTEvery ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. Dr. Adamson uses her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, and nerves to determine your precise condition. There are over 500 specific treatments unique to ART, which allows Dr. Adamson to identify and correct the specific problems affecting each individual patient. ART is not a generalized approach; it is tailored specifically to each patient’s needs.

We’ve seen great success in treating pain and injuries from car accidents and fender benders.

Luxury Esthetic Treatments

For the ultimate experience in maximizing your health and wellness, we offer Signature Luxury treatments by our Master Esthetician for men, women, and teens.

Massage Therapy

Our Licensed Massage Practitioners are highly trained in a variety of techniques to rehabilitate your pain or injury, restore mobility and flexibility, and encourage healing.

Primary Care

Our board-certified ARNPs can handle a variety of family medical needs right in our office, including acute pain relief, family medicine, joint injections (PRP & STEM Cell too).

Chiropractic Rehabilitation

Our Physicians practice manual, diversified chiropractic adjustments to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and cure muscle and joint dysfunction.


T: 7:00am-5:30pm
W: 9:00am-5:00pm
TH: 7:00am-5:30pm
F: 7:30am-1:30pm


Adamson Chiropractic provides quality services to Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Thurston County.

Adamson Chiropractic
4631 Whitman ln SE
Lacey, Wa 98513 (directions)

Payment Options

We work with most insurances and always accept cash, checks, and credit cards. We handle workers' compensation claims, too!


Have questions?

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(360) 923-1717