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What is A.R.T?

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Once a month, we ask our Dr. to answer some of the most common questions we hear. Have a question you would like answered? Email us!

Question: In addition to traditional chiropractic treatments, what are the other treatments that you use to care for patients?

Dr. Anthony:  The most frequent tool that I use to care for my patients is manual therapy–using gentle touch to shift and change muscles, ligaments, & joints.  One specific manual therapy style I use is Active Release Technique, or A.R.T.  To a patient, A.R.T. looks and feels like a very comfortable, specific massage while moving your body into healthy positions. As a physician, I am thinking about complex layers and levels of tissue and specific locations that I’m touching, so it’s more specific than most massage therapy, but to a patient it feels that comfortable.

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