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ART is a hands on soft tissue technique that deals with improving the texture and tension of altered muscles helping to restore function and reduce pain.
Think of a paintbrush and all of its bristles. A muscle is made up of hundreds of thousands of fibers just like a paintbrush has bristles. When someone paints and does not clean the paint out of the brush afterword’s it will lead to the texture and tension of the brush to be altered (stuck together). This analogy is what happens conceptually to muscles from overuse, sprain/strain (trauma) or postural stresses.
The muscle changes in texture and tension from a rubber band consistency to more like a rope. This altered texture and tension will affect the way that the joint functions. This altered texture and tension will limit range of motion, increase pain and decrease function. By improving the texture and tension of the altered muscle we can expect to decrease pain, increase range of motion and improve function. The good news is that muscle damage can usually be reversed no matter how long it has been present.
Dr. Zak is certified through Active Release Techniques as biomechanics certified. This means he is qualified to analyze someone’s mechanics during movements and determine the root of the problem and how to best help improve the efficiency of movement. This can be used for either an injured athlete or one looking to improve their performance.
The revolutionary tool, which can quickly and effectively loosen muscle tissue and improve range and quality of movement. The Fascial Abrasion Technique Tool mobilizes soft tissues without causing damage or bruising.
Developed by Dr. Mark Scappaticci, the revolutionary design of the FAT-Tool features multiple treatment edges and profiles in an all-in-one, tool. In addition, fascial tension release is enhanced with the unique, patented textured surface, which allows for superior grip of the fascia with less direct pressure required.
The Fascial Abrasion Technique Tool is much different than the many assisted soft tissue mobilization tools on the market. Unlike tools such as Graston, ASYM, IASTYM, SASTM, and the Fibroblaster that have a smooth surface, the FAT-Tool has a patented textured surface that allows for maximal tissue tension release without excessive pressure and without bruising.
The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem.
This systematic process allows clinicians to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice.
Dr. Zak diagnoses and treats, both, intermittent and lifelong musculoskeletal disorders with chiropractic treatment. This type of treatment is aimed at alleviating pain all throughout the body, and many see success from treatment for sports pain and injuries.
Chiropractic Care is a treatment of the whole body and requires synchrony between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Chiropractic Care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including, but not limited to, back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.