Manual Adhesion Release (MAR) is the premier form of soft-tissue treatment to remove adhesion/scar tissue. Adhesion is arguably the number one cause (next to degeneration/arthritis) for muscle and joint pain, but unfortunately the most underdiagnosed condition. 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, aching, tension, tingling, and in some cases weakness. This is called nerve entrapment and can happen in an estimated 156 locations throughout the body. Some common conditions in this scenario include carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and tarsal tunnel syndrome to name a few. MAR is the quickest and most effective way at fixing nerve entrapment. Other common conditions that are treated are impingement of the shoulders and hips, shin splints, neck pain, lower back pain, headaches, knee pain (runner’s knee, ITB syndrome, jumper’s knee), and chronically tight hamstrings or quads. Find out more at www.manualadhesionrelease.com
Instrument Adhesion Release (IAR) is an instrument based form of manual treatment that is designed to effectively remove adhesion without damaging the overlying 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 work more efficiently 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
Chiropractic Adjustments to the spine and/or extremities may be performed in order to restore normal joint movement. Joints can often become restricted with chronic problems or during contact sports. As a result, this can impede normal joint motion and create pain and inflammation. The adjustment (or manipulation) helps to remove this restriction and restore proper joint motion. This treatment is often performed after soft tissue adhesion treatment so that adjustments require less force and are more effective.