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The Art of A.R.T
 
 
Active Release Technique (ART) is a hands-on soft-tissue technique that treats chronic muscle tightness and muscular adhesion also known as scar tissue. Its value extends beyond muscles, as it can also treat injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and a special type of connective tissue called fascia. Among the numerous conditions that ART may help resolve are shin splints, sciatica, tennis elbow, headaches, back pain, and plantar fasciitis.
 
WHY DOES SCAR TISSUE BUILD UP? 
After an injury occurs, your body responds by producing tough, dense scar tissue in the problem area. This scar tissue restricts healthy tissues, preventing them from moving freely which causes tightness and discomfort. As more scar tissue builds, your muscles may weaken and become shorter. Nerves can become trapped, and the tension that is placed on the tendons might even cause tendon inflammation or tendonitis. Eventually, this can lead to reduced range of motion and pain. In cases where a nerve is trapped, you might experience tingling, numbness, and weakness as well. 
 
WHO BENEFITS FROM ART? 
Over 500 specific moves make up the treatment protocols used in ART including upper extremity lower extremity, spine, and nerve entrapment. These protocols allowing chiropractors to tailor treatment to the unique needs of each patient. Individuals who may benefit from ART include:
  • Members of the athletic community, both recreational and professional.
  • Chronic pain patients with symptoms mimicking an overuse syndrome.
  • Anyone who has not been able to find relief through conventional therapies.

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K-LASER THERAPY
Laser therapy is the latest technology available to heal injuries, reduce pain and inflammation, and increase mobility. Patients at NOVA Chiropractic are already jumping on board to try laser therapy are seeing results after one treatment!

COMMON CONDITIONS LASER THERAPY TREATS
Neuropathy                           Arthritis                     Achy/Stiff Joints      
Neck & Back Injuries            Shoulder Pain          Tennis Elbow
Muscle & Ligament Tears    Knee & Hip Pain      Trigger Points
Muscle Spasms                   Rotator Cuff Tear     Arch Pain  
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome     Herniated Discs       Planter Fasciitis 
Morton's Neuroma                Achilles Tendinitis    Shin Splints
Poor Circulation                    Bunion Pain             Nerve Pain
Non-healing Wounds            Stress Fractures

LIMITED TIME OPPORTUNITY
TO TRY LASER THERAPY!
Current patients at NOVA Chiropractic have an opportunity to schedule a FREE visit with Dr. Sullivan and try Laser Therapy. Many patients that have tried laser therapy have reported feeling a difference even after one visit!

To schedule a complimentary visit, please send a request to Nicole and indicate a day and time that works well with your schedule. 

Note: This visit will only include the service of laser therapy. Regular appointments will still need to be made to receive other treatments.
Health & Wellness Articles
Mark Teixeira's Therapy Regimen
After straining his left calf muscle, Teixeira opts for Active Release Technique for treatment. 
Some Surprising Statistics About Back Pain
Find out the facts about back pain in the United States.
Posture Provides Clue for Future Disability

Know Your Food - Eating Closer to the Earth

Back Pain in Kids Due to Heavy Backpacks
News and Events 
Come see NOVA Chiropractic in Action! 
 
"Tune into Health" Health and Safety Fair

Over 1,000 military and civilian employees will attend!

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

10:00am - 3:00pm

8725 John J. Kingman Rd

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

 

Friday, May 17th, 2013

8:00am - 11:30am

U.S. Secret Service Training Center

Laurel, MD 

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Note: The material provided in this newsletter is for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein may not always reflect the views of the NOVA Chiropractic, nor do they imply an endorsement. 
In This Issue
The ART of A.R.T
Limited Time Opportunity with K-Laser Therapy
Mark Teixeira's Therapy Regimen
Additional Articles
News and Events
Stay Fit with Local Events
The Healthy Alternative
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5/17/13
 
22nd Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival  5/17/13 - 5/19/13
 
 

Annual Springfield 15K/ 5K   6/1/13

2013 Seminars 
Check out the Chiropractic seminars attended by 
Dr. Sullivan in 2013!

Active Release Technique 

Re-Certification Seminar 

Iselin, New Jersey

 

Medicare Seminar

Richmond, Virginia

 

The Healthy Alternative

A guidebook written by

Dr. Sullivan!

  
The Healthy Alternative: 

A Guide For A Pain-Free, Active Lifestyle empowers and educates the reader when confronted with back or neck on the treatment options available and integrating the safest, most effective ways to manage and prevent pain. Order Now!