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Instrument Adhesion Release (IAR®)

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An instrument based form of manual treatment that is designed to effectively remove adhesion without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. It’s also one of the few instruments on the market that has a proper hands-on training program to teach the provider exactly where and how to treat your problem. Common conditions in which IAR is more effective than MAR or ART are tendinitis of the Achilles and elbows (tendinopathy), forearm pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, anterior shin splints, and plantar fasciitis. Find out more at www.instrumentadhesionrelease.com.

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Manual Adhesion Release (MAR®)

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Is one of the leading soft tissue treatments to reduce scar tissue/adhesion. Adhesion is one of the most common causes of pain, but unfortunately it is a condition that is often overlooked. Adhesion acts like glue among muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and even nerves. As a result, this reduces flexibility, strength, and stability to the body. Adhesion along nerves can cause numbness, burning, aching, tension, tingling, and in some cases weakness. This is called nerve entrapment and can happen in an estimated 156 locations throughout the body. Learn more about adhesion and nerve entrapment on our problems page.

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Visceral Manipulation

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Visceral Manipulation – that’s quite the mouthful. Simply put, it means our specially-trained therapists give you a specific kind of manual therapy to relieve pain. They focus on your internal organs (your viscera) and address any problems the organs have with moving.

Think about it: your internal organs, such as your liver, kidneys and intestines, are in perpetual motion. When you breathe, walk and stretch, they move in your chest and abdomen. Restrict their ability to move, and your body will compensate. But that can lead to pain and other troublesome symptoms, sometimes occurring far away from the source. Imagine scar tissue around the lungs. With every breath you take, the scar tissue alters the normal pattern of movement, and, believe it or not, will likely result in back and neck pain as well as limited shoulder movement.

Our therapists evaluate your entire body to assess the source of the problem and then apply gentle pressure to get your organs moving again as they should. So whether you’re suffering from physical trauma or are affected by infection, pollution or poor posture (who isn’t, really?), Visceral Manipulation can help! Many of our patients feel much better after just three to five sessions.

Are you interested in meeting with our professional Visceral and Neural Manipulation therapists? Call us at (780) 460-7384 or email us at frontdesk@revivehealth.ca.

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Active Release Technique (ART®)

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Our poor muscles – so often over-used and abused! They’re only able to take so much before they seize up and scream at us, seemingly in protest. Once a soft tissue injury occurs, the body tries to protect itself by producing tough, dense scar tissue in the injured area.  From there things can go downhill and we start feeling the effects. The scarring binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely, resulting in reduced mobility, weakness and pain. If nerves happen to get trapped as well, you may additionally experience tingling, numbness, burning sensations and muscle atrophy. Definitely a situation to avoid. Fortunately, however, if youre already experiencing these symptoms, ART® can get you back on track.

With incredible tactile sensitivity, ART® practitioners first locate and then facilitate the release of soft tissue restrictions and nerve entrapments, by way of removing or breaking up surrounding scar tissue. Smooth movement of tissues – gliding over, around and through each other – is literally felt by the practitioner and is evidence of function being restored.

Used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Technique (ART®) has proven to be especially beneficial in the treatment of joint restrictions, nerve pain, restoring range of motion, and decreasing chronic muscle and joint pain.  

ART® was developed in 1985 by Dr. P. Michael Leahy after he had noticed that many of his patients’ symptoms seemed to be related to changes in the body’s soft tissues. Using specific types of movement and touch, Dr. Leahy was able to feel for, identify, and address the changes, consistently resolving over 90% of his patients’ problems.  At Revive, Dr. Bronwen is full-body certified in ART®.

Are you interested in trying ART® administered by our professional practitioners? Call us at (780) 460-7384 or email us at frontdesk@revivehealth.ca.

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