Josh Jagoda Shares His Personal ART Story

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ART Success Story

Lauren Atchley, ART’s Social Media Specialist, sat down with ART Certified Provider, Josh Jagoda to get his perspective on Active Release Techniques® (ART®) seminars and what ART treatment success he has seen in his patients.

Want to know more? Read on.

Q: Introduce yourself. Tell us where you are from, your educational background, and your work history. 

A: My name is Josh Jagoda. I am a chiropractor and I’ve been in practice for 12 years. I’m originally from New York, but I have been practicing out here in San Diego for about eight years now.

Q: Why did you choose to go into health care? 

A: I was a collegiate wrestler for a little bit. And after that ended, I really kind of wanted to go into health and coaching. I just wasn’t necessarily sure. But I ended up studying under a bunch of chiropractors and PTs. When I went to pre-med, I…shadowed a bunch of people and I thought chiropractic was really cool. I saw how the body was working and I saw some of the results that patients were getting. That was pretty awesome, and I really ended up just going that route. It was just a great experience. I love health and fitness and I just went off from there.

Q: How did you find or hear about ART?

A: I found ART [treatment] while I was in chiropractic college so, I have a pretty great success story. I was one of those patients that could barely walk up the stairs. I was 23 years old, and I literally was pulling my own leg up a stair. I had severe weakness and I ended up tearing a labrum in my right hip. I was kind of desperate. I was ready to give up. Quick chiropractic didn’t believe it would work after hundreds of adjustments and work on me. Then this lady was like, “hey, lay down, I’m going to do some work.” Looking back now, she did a psoas rectus femoris move. Two summers later and I was able to walk up the stairs for the first time ever. I went to see a chiropractor two times a week for three weeks, and then within those three weeks, I was able to run 1.3 miles. Yes, there was some tightness and pain, but three or four months later, I was able to get rid of nine to ten months’ worth of pain.

Q: Tell us about your greatest success with ART treatment.

A: I’ve been suffering some wrist pain, specifically De Quervain’s [tenosynovitis] syndrome. I have had bracing ice, mastication, and corticosteroid injections. After doing a couple Nerve [protocols] yesterday, I woke up, like 80 percent, 90 percent [of pain] gone. This has been going on for about seven to nine weeks now. I pretty much got 80 to 90 percent better from yesterday in maybe, I don’t know, 24 to 36 hours.

Q: What advice would you give someone just starting their ART journey?

A: If you’re starting ART for the first time, get your hands on people, as many as you can. Learn how to actually deal with your hands and use them as little receptors. Find a good mentor. Find somebody who’s already starting [ART treatment], somebody who can work with you. There [are] plenty of resources within the ART community to get that, but the only way to get to it is to get into one of these [seminars] to begin. You’ve got to start with Spine, in my opinion. Just start with Spine. That was a great foundation. Start there and work your way up. Don’t feel like you need to take every course all at once.

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You can watch the full interview here.