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  • Active Release treatment is the gold standard in soft tissue injuries

    What is an Active Release treatment and how can it help me? Active Release Techniques or ART® is an advanced system of diagnosis and manual treatment for soft tissue disorders resulting from Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD), Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), postural strain, sports [...]

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    Using a foam roller for self care

    Does using a foam roller decrease tightness Using a foam roller, or any other self myofascial release technique, works due to one key mechanism of action: neurological tone reduction in the muscle tissue. By adding external pressure and movements through muscle tissue, receptors in the [...]

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    TMJ treatments with a conservative approach

    Before we discuss conservative TMJ Treatments we will go over the anatomy of the joint.  The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. The TMJ is responsible for opening and closing of the mouth. Proper opening mechanics involves both mandible[...]

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    The importance of thoracic spine mobility

    Before we discuss the importance of thoracic spine mobility, we should talk about the anatomy.  The thoracic spine is the longest region of the spine, and by some measures it is also the most complex. Connecting with the cervical spine above and the lumbar spine below, the thoracic spine runs [...]

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    X-rays before treatment

    One question that we often hear from new patients is “Do you take X-rays?” We do not routinely order X-rays. At our examination we perform a thorough case history, orthopedic, neurological, range of motion and functional tests. If after our examination an X-ray, or other imaging is found to [...]

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