ART ® ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES
ART ® is a specific soft tissue technique used to safely and effectively break down adhesions and fibrotic tissues as a result of injury, overuse, and decreased circulation.
Treatment involves the application of tension under the practitioner’s hand while the patient moves the tissue from a shortened to a lengthened position.
GRASTON ® TECHNIQUE
Graston Technique ® is a soft tissue treatment technique using specially designed stainless steel instruments to perform muscular and fascial mobilizations at the site of injury. Graston technique is used to break down scar tissue adhesions, stimulate fibroblast proliferation and enhance healing in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia.
Soft tissue treatment techniques such as ART ® & Graston ® are beneficial in the treatment of:
– Overuse and repetitive strain injuries
– Back & neck pain
– Carpal tunnel syndrome
– Shin splints
– Shoulder & elbow pain
– Plantar fasciitis
– Hip & knee problems
– Iliotibial band syndrome
LITECURE ® LASER THERAPY
The LCT-1000 from LiteCure ® is the first class IV laser to be approved by Health Canada. The laser works on a cellular level, through a process known as photobiomodulation to stimulate injured cells to more rapidly produce energy (ATP). The result is an increase in circulation at the site of injury and accelerated healing. Key benefits include:
– Safe, fast, and effective pain relief
– Reduced inflammation
– A non-surgical, drug free treatment option
Chiropractors are highly skilled manual therapists with expert knowledge in musculoskeletal health. In British Columbia, they are licensed to treat and diagnose conditions of the spine, joints, and extremities.
In Canada, chiropractors are required to complete a minimum of three years of university education, followed by four years at an accredited chiropractic college. A chiropractic program includes over 4500 hours of education emphasizing differential diagnosis, patient centred care and research. An additional 1500 hours of supervised clinical practice must be completed before completing national and provincial board exams.
Chiropractors are well trained to determine if a condition will respond to chiropractic treatment or if it requires a referral to another health care provider.
As a chiropractor, Dr. Linn is trained to assess and diagnose muscle, joint, and nerve conditions and prescribe specific exercises to address underlying strength, balance, and mobility issues. Dr. Linn has a special interest in these areas and has taken additional training in functional exercise and rehabilitation.
For certain foot conditions a custom orthotic can be used to increase comfort and reduce pain by providing further stability and support. A chiropractor is trained to evaluate your foot and give you advice on whether an orthotic is appropriate for you.