SOFT TISSUE THERAPY
ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. Every ART® session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART® provider uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
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Graston Technique (GT) therapy is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post-surgical. GT therapy can help you enjoy your life again. Our unique technique and instruments enable the treatment of scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation that allows for faster rehabilitation and with greater success when the goal is restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and restoring normal function.
Myofascial cupping is a unique treatment useful for breaking up adhesions, scar tissue, and soft tissue restrictions through the use of pressurized cups. Soft tissue is suctioned inside the cups, allowing for fluid movement and nutrient supply to the tissues. It is effective in decreasing stiffness, pain, and fascial restrictions. It also improves mobility, tissue health, and blood flow. This technique brings toxins to the surface and they’re removed through the lymphatic system. The ultimate goal of this treatment is to promote an individual’s health by loosening soft tissue and increasing circulation. Most bruising or marking can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. It is most commonly used as an adjunct treatment with other myofascial release techniques and therapeutic exercise to encourage long-term relief.
Rocktape is a kineosology tape that focuses on pain mitigation, decompression, and neurosensory input. The biggest organ in our body is skin; therefore, rocktape affects our neurosensory system by touching the skin. It improves the awareness and mental connection you have from the brain to that area. The tape helps with elongating a neurological window that is open to help retrain your brain. Things like movement and exercise while the tape is on will make all the difference in helping clear up those neurological connections.
DO I NEED X-RAYS?
X-rays are not performed on every patient. If during our history and examination process certain findings arise that warrant X-rays, we will refer out.
DO YOU TAKE MY INSURANCE?
We are in the process of becoming a VA Provider. Other than that we are a cash based practice but I am happy to provide a super bill that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
HOW LONG DOES AN APPOINTMENT TAKE?
It varies depending on what the patient requests. An appointment can range from 15-45 min depending on the services selected.
WHAT TO EXPECT FIRST VISIT?
Once scheduled you will be required to fill out new patient paperwork you can find on the website. Dr. Arneka will go over your complete history and give a full examination based off of your health concerns. Based off your exam results, we walk you through your first adjustment and soft tissue session.