Chiropractic care

Chiropractic & Active Release Technique (ART)

How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractic works by restoring normal joint function through soft tissue and joint manipulation. Restoration of normal biomechanical function affects other systems of the body as well thus improving your state of health in many ways.

What do you call a health practitioner who practices chiropractic?
Licensed chiropractors are entitled, by law and education, to use the title of "Doctor of Chiropractic."  Those who practice chiropractic are also called "chiropractic physician" or simply, "Chiropractor."

What does a Doctor of Chiropractic do?
A Doctor of Chiropractic is a health care provider who considers the human an integrated being but gives special attention to spinal mechanics, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular and nutritional relationships. A Doctor of Chiropractic must be able to carefully diagnose, evaluate and deliver the proper care so that the body regains and maintains health.

What type of education do Doctors of Chiropractic receive?
Chiropractors receive expert knowledge of the body through the study of basic sciences, clinical sciences, body mechanics, and chiropractic techniques. The study of chiropractic emphasizes anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, x-ray, and spinal adjusting techniques.

Active Release TechniqueActive Release Technique: ART…Release your Pain!

Using Active Release Technique© (ART©), Dr. Nic Giebler provides a way to diagnose and treat the cause of cumulative trauma disorders which often result in symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning, aching, and stiffness.  ART© is a hands-on therapy that corrects muscular and soft tissue problems caused by the adhesion formations that occur with overuse or cumulative trauma. 

Cumulative trauma and overuse of soft tissue causes Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI).  Soft tissue that is forced to perform the same job over and over becomes irritated and then inflamed.  The body responds to that inflammation by laying down scar tissue in an attempt to stabilize the area.  This scar tissue, in turn, causes further inflammation and begins an ongoing cycle that worsens the condition.  The longer this condition persists, the harder it is to break cycle.

Cost Effective Health Care

Repetitive Strain Injuries are one of the main reasons for the skyrocketing health care costs in the US.  It is estimated that the cost of RSI’s in the US alone exceeds $100 billion annually.  Injuries such as Carpal Tunnel, Chronic Headache, and Low Back Pain can be treated using ART© for a fraction of the cost of invasive surgery or prescription medication.

In fact, a study showed 71% of patients with work-related injuries found relief in less than a month! (Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 9-3)

Lets face it:  the movements involved in your job aren’t likely to change any time soon.  Fix the injuries they create before it’s too late.  Dr. Nic has treated chronic headaches, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and many other conditions successfully with ART©.

Athletic Performance Enhancement

No, not the kind of “performance enhancement” you hear about in the news.  ART© helps athletes of all levels to not only stay healthy so they can train, but also get more out of their training.
From elites like Lance Armstrong and Michael Phelps to weekend warriors, the rigors of training and participating in sports can cause muscles to be overused and injured.  By removing painful scar tissue and restoring full ranges of motion in your muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments, ART© keeps you off the sidelines.  Dr. Nic has treated chronic hip flexor strains, ankle sprains, and hyperextension injuries, just to name a few.

“A Good Hurt”

Treatments take 15-20 minutes and may require 2-10 visits.  Treatments can feel uncomfortable during the movement phases as the scar tissue or adhesions are broken up.  This discomfort is temporary and subsides often immediately after treatment.  It’s common to feel a duplication of your pain symptoms—that means the problem has been identified!  Patients most often refer to the discomfort during treatment as a “good hurt.”
Dr. Nic Can Help!

ART can help with a wide variety of conditions…

Active Release Technique® is a proven and effec­tive means for treating and resolving these and other soft-tissue conditions.