ART Treatment from a Chiropractor

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Active Release Techniques® (ART®) trains hundreds of health care professionals in various fields each year. Most ART Certified Providers are chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, and acupuncturists.

Because each profession is different, a patient’s ART treatment experience can sometimes depend on the licensure of their health care professional.

Here is a guide on what you may experience when seeing an ART Certified chiropractor.

What is ART treatment?

ART treatment is a non-invasive system that treats soft-tissue and nerve dysfunction at the source. This hands-on treatment uses a combination of provider touch, depth, and tension with patient movement to pinpoint and treat the origin of the affected area. 

Why can the profession change my ART treatment experience?

Each health care profession has its own specialty and because ART Certified Providers have different licensures, they focus on different aspects when treating patients.

What should I expect if a chiropractor is providing me ART treatment?

Chiropractor and Elite Provider, Dr. Samuel Wagner, sat down for a quick Q&A to walk us through what ART treatment looks like for his patients.

Keep reading to learn more.

Q&A with Elite Provider, Dr. Samuel Wagner, DC, MS, CCSP, CCEP
Q: How do you incorporate ART treatment with chiropractic care?

A: Every single patient I work with, I make sure to assess and treat their soft tissue. It is such an important piece of the puzzle when addressing neuromuscular dysfunction to pair with the adjustment component.

Q: What should a patient expect if they receive ART treatment from a chiropractor?

A: A very thorough assessment of not only how they move and their range of motion limitations, but also what specific muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves are part of the problem. Having that understanding from a patient perspective brings to light what the specific issues are.

Q: How does a treatment session look different when incorporating ART into your practice instead of just chiropractic care?

A: A treatment session is different in that it will be longer in duration than just a full-body adjustment. Incorporating ART [treatment] can lengthen the time of a patient visit, with the upside being fewer overall visits in return for the patient.

Q: What changes have you seen in your practice after incorporating ART treatment?

A: I have seen improvements in patient outcomes rather rapidly in comparison to only adjusting patients. Specific chronic issues and lingering pains have found relief within a few visits of ART [treatment] and chiropractic care which is so neat to see as a clinician. The ability to help someone get back to doing what they love is what makes this a get-to job, and not a have-to job!

Do you want ART treatment?

More than 80% of soft-tissue dysfunction is resolved in five or fewer short treatment sessions.

Thinking ART treatment sounds like a good option for you?

Click here to find an ART Certified Provider near you.