FLOURISH NUTRITION AND CHIROPRACTIC
WHAT IS ART? WHAT IS AN ART TREATMENT LIKE?
Every ART® session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART® provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves to pinpoint the source of pain or dysfunction. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements to release scar tissue adhesions, muscle tightness, tendonitis, impinged nerves or trigger points. These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique to ART®. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART® is not a cookie-cutter approach.
WHAT IS ART GOOD FOR?
ART is excellent for injuries from overuse and repetitive motions, accidents, sports and dance, work, computer use and sprains/strains.
How do overuse injuries occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.