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What To Expect

An Active Release Techniques (ART) session is both an examination and treatment. The primary objective of ART is to identify dysfunctioning tissue that may be adhesed or caught up due to binding scar tissue. This scar tissue forms as a result of acute injury or repetitive overuse conditions. ART works to eliminate the pain and dysfunction associated with these adhesions.

During each session Dr. Sean Starr will use his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of the muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. The abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with a very specific movement pattern.

One of the big things about ART is to not only break down the scar tissue, but also identify why this scar tissue has developed in the first place. Most people think of scar tissue as something that develops only after a cut, strain, or a crushing injury and occurs only at the site of injury. Actually, there are many more ways that scar tissue can develop. Stress, poor posture, and repetitive motions like typing or driving, are all examples of things that can cause muscles to tighten up, leading to adhesions.

When muscles tighten up for an extended time, this causes increased friction, pressure and tension to build between the muscle layers. As a result the oxygen supply to the muscle is significantly decreased. When the muscle tissue does not get enough oxygen, the resulting condition is called hypoxia. Hypoxia leads to scar tissue development because some of our muscle cells and connective tissue cells die and stimulate fibrosis; the process that creates scar tissue and adhesions.

This cycle repeats itself and escalates in PAIN, INFLAMMATION, & new INURIES caused by the restrictive scar tissue.

Location

Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Testimonials

  • "My whole reason for my monthly visits are to maintain a high level of health and fitness. Dr. Starr has a philosophy of prevention as well as correction to help the body stay in proper alignment and away from injury. I have been going to Active Health & Wellness Clinic for the past years; and today I feel great!"
    Gordon Folka
  • "l have been going for monhtly visits to Dr Sean Starr close to 2 years now l work at Costco and l do alot of heavy lifting very hard on my lower back and shoulders so Sean helps my back and shoulders to help me mantain my pain and to move better to me the man is a miracle worker best chiro ever l highly reccomend him........"
    Annie Haynes
  • "y son and I both see dr sean Starr he's amazing and especially for my son with knee problems he's helped him and is helping him with prevention management in sports therapy I highly recommend active health to everyone I know."
    Melanie Dhillon