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ART® is a hands-on soft tissue technique that restores function and reduces pain by improving the texture and tension of altered muscles.
A muscle is made up of hundreds of thousands of fibers just like a paintbrush’s bristles. When someone paints and does not clean the brush afterwards, the texture and tension of the brush will be altered and stuck together. This is essentially what happens to muscles from overuse, sprain/strain, trauma, or postural stresses.
Altered muscle will change in texture and tension from that of a rubber band to be more like a rope. This altered texture and tension will decrease the joint’s function, limit range of motion, and increase pain. Muscle damage can usually be reversed no matter how long it has been present.
Dr. Zak is Biomechanics Certified through Active Release Techniques®. He is qualified to analyze your body’s mechanics, determine the root of the problem, and how to best help improve the efficiency of movement. This technique can be used for either an injured athlete or anyone simply looking to improve their performance.
The Fascial Abrasion Technique Tool, developed by Dr. Mark Scappaticci, 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 revolutionary FAT-Tool has a patented textured surface that allows for superior grip of the fascia. This results in maximal tissue tension release without excessive pressure or bruising.
The SFMA is a clinical assessment for those who experience pain. It is a movement based diagnostic system which systematically finds the cause of pain - not just the source - by logically breaking down dysfunctional movement patterns in a structured, repeatable assessment.
If you head to the hospital for shooting arm pain, the immediate course of action is to check your heart, not your arm. The symptoms down your arm are just a result of a problem elsewhere in the body. Similarly, the SFMA focuses on underlying dysfunctional movement to find the cause of pain, not just the source. This concept is known as regional interdependence - how seemingly unrelated problems are actually driving the dysfunction.
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. Through this treatment, many see relief from sports related injuries and other types of pain.
Chiropractic care is a treatment of the whole body and promotes synchronicity 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.