Active Release Technique (ART)
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. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
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.These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.
Hands on approach to healing musculoskeletal issues throughout the entire body, which may include: adjustments, massage, exercise therapy, etc. Chiropractors at NEO Spine and Sport utilize diversified, drop-technique, and low-force mobilization in their adjustments.
Dry needling is not acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine), it is based
on neuro-anatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular
systems. A very fine filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues
that are considered trigger points to your pain. Dry needling works by causing a micro lesion
within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from
the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally
mediating the pain. This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that
enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.
NEO Spine and Sport believes that the education and prevention of injuries is just as important as the treatment of the injury itself. By implementing individualized rehabilitative exercises into a treatment plan our patients can experience faster improvements as well as prevent future flare ups or re-injury episodes. The doctors at NEO Spine and Sport will assess the functional movement patterns of patients to determine what areas of the body require strengthening and which require stretching to help aid in the recovery process. During this assessment process the patient will be educated on what movements, actions or habits to avoid in order to prevent future injury episodes. By combining our in-office treatment with patient education and rehabilitation exercises we are able to get our patients back to doing what they love as quickly as possible.