An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Dr. James Hogan, head of Active Body Chiro-Care, has added the Active Release Technique, or ACT, to his comprehensive list of available treatments. ACT is a soft tissue massage technique that deals with muscles, tendons, and nerves. Among the conditions we can treat with ACT are:
All of these problems are the result of overused muscles, which act to create larger and larger collections of scar tissue in the muscles. Active Release Technique works to loosen this scar tissue from the underlying muscle, relieving the tension and allowing the muscle and surrounding area to heal naturally. Most patients feel relief very quickly, and around 90% of patients undergoing this treatment find some measure of pain management.
Dr. Hogan and the entire Active Body Chiro-Care team are ready to care for your chiropractic needs in the greater Los Angeles and South Bay areas. We have four locations to serve you: West Hollywood, Santa Monica, South Bay, and Century City. We offer comprehensive chiropractic care including pain relief, wellness care, and sports injury rehabilitation. Dr. Hogan treats many types of patients, from children to adults, and sedentary desk workers to professional athletes. Dr. Hogan is a professional with years of experience, and he's dedicated to creating the optimum health and well-being to all his patients.
We use the whole person approach in this office, which means that we look for causes and underlying problems instead of just your symptoms. Dr. Hogan may advise lifestyle or diet changes along with in-office treatment with the ACT or other therapeutic methods. The doctor looks upon each patient as a whole person, not just a collection of pains and symptoms, and treats the whole body as a system in which all parts work together.
If the Active Release Technique is called for with your injury, Dr. Hogan will begin with a comprehensive examination of the damaged area of your body. This technique begins with using the hands to evaluate the muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments, feeling for tightness, movement, and the texture of each area. Very precise direction tension is then combined with exacting patient movements. This is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. With over 500 different specific moves, ACT is truly an artisan chiropractic treatment designed to care for your problems in the best way that will allow your body to heal.
If you're suffering from chronic pain or you've developed a soft-tissue injury, make an appointment with one of our Los Angeles area offices. Our caring team will work with you to get you on the road to recovery as fast as possible.
Have you heard of Active Release Technique before? What questions do you have for the doctor about this method of treatment?