At Elvine Chiropractic, we address the cause of your pain, not just the symptom. We believe that education is a big part of your success.
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At Elvine Chiropractic, we address the cause of your pain, not just the symptom. We believe that education is a big part of your success.

Call Today for a FREE Consultation

(626) 301-4117

Active Release Technique

Active Release TechniqueHOW CAN ART® HELP ME?

What is Active Release Technique® (ART)?

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 and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.  These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

How do overuse conditions 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, muscle 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.

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.  Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

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.

ART® is non-invasive, is very safe, has virtually no side effects and has an impressive record of providing very good results.  Treatments can feel uncomfortable during the movement phase, as the scar tissue or adhesions break-up.  This discomfort is temporary, and subsides almost immediately after the treatment.  It is common to feel a duplicate of your symptoms during the treatment (a good indication that the problem has been identified).  Patients report that “it hurts good”.

Treatments take 8-15 minutes for each area being treated, and may require 2-10 visits.

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T. W.
T. W.
16:22 26 Oct 23
Every time I enter the doors of Dr. Elvine's office, I'm welcomed with open arms. Doc is an expert in this field of medicine. She is the master of Dr. feel-good. I think of it as a tune-up, rather than an adjustment. Thank you Dr. Elvine and Linda. I appreciate you both
Herminio Chavez
Herminio Chavez
09:08 10 Aug 23
I absolutely recommend coming here a great experience with friendly down to earth service. My son and I come here and we would not change it a thing now please excuse me I need to make an appointment.
15:24 11 Jun 23
I was referred to Dr. Elvine’s office by my attorney after a car accident. From day one, she and Linda offered care that was mindful of how I was physically feeling. They offer an innovative combination of massage and chiropractic care tailored to your wellness needs. I quickly felt the difference... from my adjustments and felt much less discomfort and pain. Dr. Elvine is very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and caring. The team never seems to be having a bad day, and are very accommodating to my hectic schedule, which I highly value. I appreciate Dr. Elvine and Linda and would recommend this office as the first stop after an auto accident, or even just for a comfortable alignment.read more
Katie Dorn
Katie Dorn
18:37 21 Oct 21
I’ve been coming to Christine for a few years and every time I have needed to fix an issue, whether it was after a shoulder injury, or pain in my jaw and wrist that I suspected was due to a tight muscle in my neck, or just the occasional slept wrong and had some stiffness, she has fixed me right... up. I highly recommend her over any one of those pop and crack quick service “joints”. She takes her time to listen to your issues and recommend a treatment, uses electro therapy and massage to throughly fix your issues.Also, Linda her assistant has always been able to get me an appointment within a day or two of calling in which is always a God send when you’re in pain.Five stars OVER AND OVER again!read more
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