What is a treatment of ART® like?

Usually patients will describe ART® as a very isolated stretch that “hurts good”. People will say that it is similar to a massage; however it works more specifically towards solving their muscle imbalances and correcting the root cause of the problem.

Dr. Endriss uses a combination of different approaches when treating and evaluating his patients. Through the utilization of chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercise and ART® he is able to identify which muscles and structures are causing your specific condition. His treatment plans are result based. “If you’re not seeing results within 2-4 treatments then we need to get you to someone who can help you” says Dr. Endriss. Having said this Dr. Endriss has seen tremendous success using the combination of therapies we have described above

What is ART®?

ART® or Active Release Technique® is a comprehensive evaluation and treatment system that focuses on the ability of your muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves to perform their proper function. It is a hands on technique in which the clinician evaluates the muscles and surrounding structure by touch, texture, slide, and motion.

What are muscle imbalances and why are they important?

It is very common for people to develop muscle imbalances by doing things they do every day like sitting at a desk or computer. In sports there are many activities that involve continuous motions like throwing a baseball, football or faulty running mechanics. These repetitive situations and motions are one of the causes of muscle imbalances which very commonly lead to pain and discomfort.

What conditions have been treated successfully with ART®?

A wide variety of conditions have been resolved using ART® the following are just a few.

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatic
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Shin Splints
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Elbow Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel