Active Release Technique (ART)
Extensive Training With Understanding Anatomy At A Mastery Level

This was the first soft tissue technique that Dr. Rider invested in. Active Release Technique is the gold standard treatment for soft tissue injury and dysfunction. ART addresses the following

  • Muscles 
  • Tendons 
  • Ligaments
  • Nerves
  • Fascial Restrictions

This all ecompassing technique is a fantastic tool to getting rid of nagging injuries and restoring pain free active range of motion.

What Is The Goal
Treatment for chronic overuse injuries.

The main goal of ART:

  • Restore normal tissues tone and texture
  • Increase circulation to the hypoxic muscles
  • Decrease fascial adhesions and fibrotic tissue
  • Perform active range of motion with less pain

Most commonly, tissue under goes microtrauma with repetitive motions of our daily routine. This could be as simple as working out (micro pulling and tearing of muscles), working at a desk, waiting tables, drawing, you name it. 

How It Works
Precise tension is applied to a specific muscle.

As Dr. Rider assess the soft tissue structures of the body, he then directs the patient to perform a specific movement. 

  1. The movement is specific to the individual muscle 
    1. Understanding the anatomy of the muscle is power of this technique
  2. The muscle is then take through its full range of motion with ischemic compression
  3. This is repeated anywhere from 3-5 times 

Dr. Rider was certified in this technique in 2016 when he recieved his first treatment on his neck resulting in the resolution of a chronic headache from studying in a poor posture. 

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Understanding Anatomy
This is easily the most crucial part in helping people get better faster.

As a chiropractor in Johnstown, Colorado it is my duty to demonstrate my expertise in the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Without this education, my practice would be the same as every other chiropractor. That just doesn't cut it.