Did you know that all 32 NFL Teams have chiropractors on their staff? Did you also know that Active Release Technique (ART) is the preferred method of treatment NFL chiropractors use for keeping their athletes in superbowl-ready shape? In fact the Seattle Seahawks have not one, but two chiropractors certified in ART who help get our team in the end zone.
What is ART? Think of Active Release Technique (ART) as massage’s upbeat cousin that works harder, faster, and more efficiently. ART helps athletes ranging from runners and triathletes to NFL players and Olympic weightlifters. While ART was developed to treat and prevent injuries related to sports, it is ideal for treating all kinds of problems, whether you sit for hours on a bike or in an office chair.
Consistency equals change, both negatively and positively. For example, If you start a new diet or exercise plan and stick to it, over time you will see positive changes like weight loss, increased muscle tone and more energy.
Likewise, if you have a job where you sit for a lot of the day or perform repetitive tasks like typing, swinging a hammer, twisting, bending or pulling; poor posture and improper body mechanics 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.
In addition to adjusting and therapeutic exercise, Dr. Adamson and Dr. Morrison use active release technique to treat the pain and tightness that results from muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Headaches, 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.
Pain doesn’t have to be a way of life. Our team will make your recovery and comfort our top priority as we work with you towards long term results. To start your journey to a happier, healthier, pain-free you, call our office today 360-923-1717.