ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

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Medical Acupuncture
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture for Health Professionals is a McMaster University-based continuing education program for selected health professionals interested in integrating Contemporary Medical Acupuncture into their practice.

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Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic today is one of the largest primary-contact health care professions in Canada with
over 6000 practicing chiropractors. Approximately four and a half million Canadians use the
services of a chiropractor each year1.

Chiropractic is a regulated health profession recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American states. The benefits of chiropractic care are well recognized by other health care practitioners. In a 1995 survey, 44% of Ontario and Alberta physicians indicated that they refer patients for chiropractic treatment2.

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Graston Technique®
The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.

The Technique:
• Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
• Increases skin temperature Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
• Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment)
• Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
• Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
• Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity

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Registered Massage Therapy
• Prevents muscle and tendon injuries
• Reduces the strain and discomfort of training and chronic strain patterns, allowing a quicker return to maximum training levels
• Enables the athlete to recover more quickly from myofascial injury with less chance of chronic problems returning
• Provides psychological boosts to the athlete, consistent with his or her commitment to high performance
• Enhances a preventive approach to athletic training whereby soft tissues are free of trigger points and adhesions, thus contributing toward the improvement of peak neuromuscular functioning
Pre-event massage stimulates circulation, calms nervous tension, and prepares the athlete for optimal performance while reducing the chances of injury.

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Certified Athletic Therapy
Certified Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapists are:
-highly trained
-professional
-experts in the areas of injury assessment and rehabilitation, emergency care, education, total active care

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