425-610-3796

2519 Colby Avenue,

Everett, WA. 98201

Signup For Our Newsletter

 

ARTLogo

 

What is ART® and how can it help me?

ART® - Active Release Techniques - is an advanced system of diagnosis and manual treatment for soft tissue disorders resulting from Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD), Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), postural strain, sports injuries and general wear and tear. ART® is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.


Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, rotator cuff syndrome, golfer's and tennis elbow, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tendonopathies, epicondylitis, mechanical low back pain, and most sports injuries are some of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly, and most often permanently, with ART®. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they often result from injury to over-used muscles.

How do overuse injuries occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute injuries (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.)
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)


Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness and weakness.

 

What is an ART® treatment like?

Every ART® session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART® provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. ART® is unique in its systematic approach to within patient and tissue tolerance because the patient can control the active movement during treatment. These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique to ART®. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART® is not a cookie-cutter approach.

 

Why is ART® used?

ART® is used to allow for free and unimpeded movement of muscles, tendons, nerves and joints, to allow for a dramatic change in comfort, flexibility and strength. ART® is used to enhance and optimize your performance, improve your form and function.

 

How does ART® work?

ART® works by releasing the level of tightness or scar tissue formation that has formed as a result of injury overuse or even postural imbalances. The tissues are worked to fix injuries within muscles, tendons, ligaments, and between nerves to allow for improved tissue texture, tension, movement and function. What is the history of Active Release Techniques® ART® has been developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. Dr. Leahy noticed that his patients' symptoms seemed to be related to changes in their soft tissue that could be felt by hand. By observing how muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves responded to different types of work, Dr. Leahy was able to consistently resolve over 90% of his patients' problems. He now teaches and certifies health care providers all over the world to use ART®.

 

FREE CONSULT

Online Only


Schedule online to receive offer.

New Patients Only


3D Advanced

Education


Launch

Dr. Hogan and his team come highly recommended. This staff is professional, friendly, and highly effective in their pursuit to maintain your overall health and alignment. I started visiting the office about 4 years ago while suffering from a pain in my shoulder. Thanks to Dr. Hogan, I am pain-free, and feeling 100%. I still visit Dr. Hogan to receive routine maintenance care. I also benefit from an occasional visit to the on-site massage therapist....and the amazing chair in the waiting area! The office is warm and comfortable. I trust Dr. Hogan and have recommended his services to many friends and family. I know he will exceed your expectations.

Jill V.

Love going here. They don't waste your time with long waits like a standard doctors office. The atmosphere is very comfortable and friendly. The care is thorough and effective. I bring my kids here and wouldn't do without it!

Jennifer H.

Outside the hustle and bustle of Seattle, they are very polite and helpful - especially with long commuter bus schedules! I hurt my back and had to go in to get a masage asap - saved me and I was able to get back to life right away. Thanks much Gang!

Mad C.

This place is one of a kind. Not only do I enjoy going here, but I look forward to it. I am greeted with a smile by Angie (most friendly person ever) at the front desk every time, with a "hello Jake!" Talk about feeling special. Dr. Hogan is also one of a kind. Every visit he is focused on me, and not getting through me and on to the next patient. He remembers everything about our previous conversations, such as golf or weekend plans, and then follows up on those talks the next visit. After my adjustment I get to go and get a massage from Mel. She is great too! She is always positive and friendly. I enjoy our recipe swapping too.

As far as treatment goes, I was in a car accident a couple months ago, and barely able to go about my everyday activities without pain, not to mention cutting cycling and golf out of my life totally. I am now almost pain free. My everyday life is no longer restricted, I am able to golf, cycle, and more recently have taken on tennis. I feel great! Thank you Ballinger Village Chiropractic (Doc, Angie, and Mel).

Jake K.

cblogo-footer