Not all chiropractic care is created equal when it comes to providing fast, effective pain relief. Some are far more effective than others at helping correct the underlying cause of the problem, which is not seen on x-ray, yet often affects the nerves or limits movement.
The “Unseen Core Element” of Scoliosis
While x-rays are good to view bony fractures or other osseous abnormalities, but it does not view the other component of the musculoskeletal systems, the muscles, peripheral nerves, ligaments and other soft tissues of the body. Viewing an x-ray to get a sense of what is going on with these structures is of little value in most cases.
Currently, the most effective method for evaluating for problems of the soft tissues of the body is for a highly trained manual therapist to actually feel for adhesions in and between the tissues. One of the most highly trained practitioners that can accurately find and correct this type of problems is a Certified Chiropractor Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) provider.
They are highly trained to accurately diagnosis and treat even the most chronic of soft tissue injuries. To become a certified provider requires a great deal of post graduate training and testing as well as years of experience to obtain the level of competency to be a proficient Active release Chiropractic.
What Causes soft tissue adhesions?
Certainly trauma can cause injury and result in scar tissue formation in the connective tissues surrounding the muscles of the body, which can greatly affect their function and movement, but even chronic postural distortions, like sitting hunched over in a chair for prolonged periods of time can cause repetitive micro traumas that result in inflamation and subsequent adhesions.
As muscles work in groups to perform the movement, restriction in one area of the body can also result in problems in other areas as well. That’s why it’s important to find a practitioner, who understands the interplay between all of the muscles, nerves and joints of the body.
A.R.T. Gets to the Root of the Problem Because of Its is Extremely Specific
ART is not a cookie-cutter approach that treats all soft tissue injuries the same, which is why it is so effective. It is the high level of structural specificity that allows a provider to identify and correct specific soft tissue problems that nag people for many years that has made A.R.T. a highly sought after treatment by so many athletes.
About Chiropractic Care Denver - Certified ART Provider
The key to a successful treatment is the certified ART provider’s keen practical understanding and possesses highly refined palpation skills that can detect the tightened fascia around muscles, of the functional anatomy of the area and the inter-workings of the ligaments, tendons and nerves. The affected shortened tissues are manually treated by the Chiropractor ART provider, who directs his manual tension in a specific direction as the patient moves the body part through its full range of motion.
Dr. Glenn Hyman is a Certified ART provider and has been one of the top chiropractors in Denver with over 25 years of experience. He is one of only a few providers in Denver that is fully certified Active Release Techniques.
Find out what is different about Active release Chiropractic Care in Denver and how it can give you fast and effective pain relief today!