Welcome to Performance Care, the blog site for Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab. We'll regularly post exercise and stretching videos. Also, please feel free to post questions/comments. We'll get back to you as soon as we can. If you'd like to be added to our newsletter letting you know when new exercises are posted, visit our website listed below. *To post a comment, click on "comments" link at the bottom of the post.

Our clinic specializes in successfully treating athletic injuries, pregnancy related pain, peripheral nerve entrapments (numbness in the extremities), jaw joint problems (TMJ), and headaches. These are also great topics for questions, in additon to those on general injuries, athletic performance enhancement, and nutritional advice.

To learn more about our clinic, please visit http://www.advancedchiropractickc.com/ .

Disclaimer: one should always consult a health professional before beginning or modifying an exercise routine. The replies posted by Dr. Iodice are meant to help readers figure out a course of action and as general advice, but it is impossible to diagnose a physical problem without a proper examination.

Friday, June 28, 2013

What is Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)

Active Release Technique is a soft tissue technique that is aimed at breaking up scar tissue in muscle and helping injured soft tissues heal better.  This is done by a combination of pressure on a muscle in a specific direction and incorporating a specific movement pattern.  

Active Release Technique requires an assessment and treatment of the involved soft tissues at each visit.  This assessment allows us to determine the change in the muscle between treatments.  We are capable of evaluating the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.  To help these different tissues there are over 500 protocols that are aimed at treating the muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.  

This always leads to the question what type of conditions can A.R.T. or Active Release Technique help with?  The answer is any problem involving muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and fascia.  The most common conditions we see in the clinic are headaches, sports injuries, back pain, achilles tendon, nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, sciatica, plantar fascitits, shoulder pain, knee pain, elbow pain, and many other conditions.  

If you think you have a condition that is bothering you give our clinic a call today.

Dr. Kirk Iodice
Dr. Robert Sindorf
Advanced Chiropractic and Rehab
20160 W. 153rd St
Olathe, KS 66062

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