ART is used to treat a variety of injuries or problems associated with the build-up of scar tissue from overused muscles. The body’s production of tough, dense scar tissue causes muscles to shorten and weaken, and the increase of tension within tendons can lead to tendonitis– a painful condition that traps nerves and sends pain pulsing through the body. Trapped nerves may also cause tingling, numbness, loss of strength and reduced range of motion. ART helps restore optimal texture, motion and function to the soft tissue, and release entrapped nerves or blood vessels to alleviate pain while restoring blood flow and range of motion.
Dr. Kym performing ART at Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI
The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a series of 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting in those with known musculoskeletal pain. When the clinical assessment is initiated from the perspective of the movement pattern, the clinician has the opportunity to identify meaningful impairments that may be seemingly unrelated to the main musculoskeletal complaint, but contribute to the associated disability. This concept, known as Regional Interdependence, is the hallmark of the SFMA.
Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sports Performance. Dry needling is an excellent adjunctive therapy to Active Release for decreasing pain and improving function and Dr Kym is excited to offer this therapy to help even more people feel and perform their best!
Establishing pelvic balance and alignment is the best reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery.
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.