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What is Active Release Techniques (ART) To Individuals, Athletes, and Patients?

 

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. 

 

What Condition Is Active Release Effective At Treating?

 

A few of the conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART include:

* Headaches

* Neck pain

* Low back pain

* Shoulder pain

* Tennis Elbow

* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

* Knee problems

* Achilles Tendinopathy

* Plantar Fasciitis

 

These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

 

How Do Overuse Conditions Occur?

 

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important 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 produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

 

What Is An ART treatment Like?

 

Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

 

Treatment duration and frequency vary depending on the severity and complexity of the injury. Many conditions will see improvement in symptoms within 4-5 treatments visits.

 

 

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FMS is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality in individuals with no current pain complaint or known musculoskeletal injury.

These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic loco motor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized.

The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess a variety of fundamental movement patterns in those with known/symptomatic musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem.

This systematic process allows clinicians to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice.

 

Running Injury Prevention

 

Every year, more than 50% of runners experience an injury. Running is considered a high impact sport. And the risk of injury is greatest with a history of prior injury.

 

At Boone Wellness, we can detail the factors that contribute to higher injury risk. We can then make immediate corrections and provide you with your own pre and post running video.

 

Running injury prevention couldn't be easier.

 

Happy running! :)

 

 

Running Gait Analysis

 

Utlizing the same cutting edge system Olympic Medalists such as Mo Farah or Galen Rupp use, we can obtain personalized information about your:

  • Cadence

  • Flight time

  • Form

  • Ground contact time

  • Side to side asymmetries (left vs. right leg)

  • Stride angle

  • Stride length

  • Movement Patterns

 

We can then provide you with:

  • Biomechanical analysis

  • Videos of your run from various angles

  • Assessment of weaknesses and strengths

  • A printout of valuable information about your running pattern

  • A customized plan to improve imbalances

  • Suggestions on efficiency

  • Treatment for your running related injuries

 

Learn more at OptoGait.

 

What is dry needling?

 

Dry needling is a treatment used to restore proper function to abnormally behaving muscles. The doctor places very thin solid needles into the muscle to elicit a muscle twitch response. This releases muscle tension, toxic chemicals, or trigger points, restoring the muscle function and decreasing pain.

 

The effects of dry needling are typically fast and long lasting. It short-circuits the vicious pain cycle in a very direct way that other methods cannot accomplish. Dry needling penetrates deep into the muscle, and so requires a physicians expert knowledge in the neuromusculoskeletal system.

 

What Conditions Is Dry Needling Effective At Treating?

 

A few conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with Dry Needling include:

* Neck Pain

* Shoulder Pain

* Trigger Points or “knots”

* Hip Pain * Lower Back Pain

* Elbow Pain

* Calf Pain

* Tendinopathy

 

What Is Webster Technique?
 

The late Larry Webster, D.C., Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association(ICPA), developed a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments.

This balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning. The technique is known as the Webster Technique.

 

 

Pregnancy And Your Spine

 

During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby.

 

The following changed can result in a misaligned spine:

 

  • Protruding abdomen and increased back curve

  • Ligament laxity due to the release of the hormone Relaxin

  • Pelvic changes

  • Postural adaptation

 

 

What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?

 

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide benefits for women who are pregnant.

Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy

  • Controlling symptoms of nausea

  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery

  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain

  • Preventing a potential cesarean delivery

 

Webster Technique and Breech Deliveries

 

It is considered normal by some for a baby to present breech until the third trimester. Most birth practitioners are not concerned with breech presentations until a patient is 37 weeks along. Approximately 4% of all pregnancies result in a breech presentation.

The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the July/August 2002 issue an 82% success rate of babies turning vertex when doctors of chiropractic used the Webster Technique.