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ART is a patented hands on, case-management system that allows the doctor to diagnose and treat injuries of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.  Shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, iliotibial band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, ankle sprains, knee problems, and sciatica are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

Injury to soft tissue happens in one of three ways:

  1. Acute injuries (Hamstring Tear)
  2. Repetitive/Overuse injuries (Iliotibial Band Syndrome)
  3. Constant Tension leading to Hypoxia (Isometrically contracted upper back muscles while working at a computer resulting in a lack of oxygen to the muscles)

Athletes also seek ART treatment while training and competing in order to improve performance and prevent over-training injuries.  This is because athletes know that optimal performance depends on the proper function of the muscles.  The high demands of training can damage muscle, causing them to shorten, resulting in the build up of fibrous scar tissue, or adhesions within and between the soft-tissues.

Eventually, the build up of scar tissue will cause noticeable pain and weakness. However, before these symptoms arise, athletic performance will be negatively influenced.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding ART

Chiropractic care is used and well suited to address spinal joint restrictions that develop from the same injury processes that effect soft tissues (see Active Release Techniques), i.e. acute injury, repetitive overuse injury or constant pressure injuries.  Dr. Stull utilizes Diversified techniques in combination with ART in order to resolve many common complaints such as neck, upper back, and low back pain.  He has also had much success in the treatment of arm and/or leg pain associated with disc herniation.

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We provide patients and athletes with the opportunity to experience relief and improved running economy by fitting them with a pair of Aline Orthotics right in the office.  You can walk into the office with poor arches and ankle mechanics (eventually leading to pain in the feet, ankles, knees, or back), and walk out with the “world’s best insoles”.  What are you waiting for?