Active Release Techniques (ART)

Is a hands-on approach to treat soft-tissue injuries, primarily to muscle, tendon, fascia, and nerves. ART focus is to increase the relative motion between the aforementioned structures by relieving adhesions, which naturally form after any type of injury or repeated insult to a tissue. Once the adhesion has been reduced, normal motion of the muscles, tendons, fascia and nerves can regain their normal relative motion amongst themselves, with less pain or no pain, and reduce or eliminate any nerve related symptoms.

NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT)

Based on Janet Travell’s MD, work that identified each and every muscle and the regular pain referral pattern of that muscle, if that muscle had a Trigger Point (TP), associated with it. Through finger and thumb pressure, these TP’s can be reduced significantly in a short period time.  Once you see the Trigger Point Chart, you may naturally see your pain pattern that you have been unsuccessfully dealing with for years. I like to say, “release the Trigger Point, relieve the pain.”

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

An amazing stretching technique that specifically targets various muscles to most beneficially stretch a particular muscle. The stretch is usually accomplished wholly by the client and assisted by the therapist to get an effective stretch that is held for only two seconds.

Overhead Squat Assessment

Overhead Squat Assessment, as taught by the National Academy of Sports Therapy, details what compensation patterns exists, for example overactive muscles that need to be stretched or inhibited through foam rolling or Neuromuscular therapy techniques or underactive muscles that need to be activated or strengthened. When muscles become the proper length-tension relationship, there is less chance that a person will be injured or experience reoccurring muscular related problems. We will accomplish this for every person and use as a foundation in both the therapeutic bodywork session and for each person receiving personal training.