A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques)
The A.R.T. soft tissue management system was created in 1984 by Michael Leahy, Doctor of Chiropractic and Aeronautical Engineer. The system is based on scientific evidence that following injury sustained by trauma, exercise or repetitive stress, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue develop adhesions. These adhesions cause the motion of muscles or joints to be altered resulting in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness, numbness, tingling and reduced range of motion.
A.R.T. is a new non-invasive treatment, which is designed to restore proper muscle function and movement to enable the body to perform at its most efficient level. Whether you’re playing golf, running, sitting at your desk or caring for your children, improved health equals enhanced performance and less pain.
Adults and children, professional and Olympic athletes, office workers, laborers, housewives and many others can and do benefit from A.R.T. Many patients faced with painful surgeries and long recovery periods benefit from the conservative and rapid results. A.R.T. treatments are conducted in a clinical setting, with direct contact between the doctor and the patient’s skin. There aren’t any needles, electrical devises or prolonged visits. Based on the patient’s medical history and thorough examination, Dr. Castro simply applies pressure to the area while manipulating the patient to dissolve scar tissue and separate adhesions. Treatments are most effective when initial appointments are scheduled as close together as possible. As the patient progresses, the time between visits lengthens. The number of treatments needed to resolve a problem varies and is specific to each case. The average number of visits is between 6 and 12, but patients can experience relief after only just a few visits.
Dr. Castro focuses his practice on treating soft tissue injuries due to repetitive strain and stress. Throwing, hitting, and running in baseball leads to such injuries due to cumulative trauma to tissues over time. Using his knowledge of anatomy and Active Release Techniques, Dr. Castro can now restore normal function and texture to a muscle that has been traumatized leading to pain and inflammation. By using this patented soft-tissue technique, Dr. Castro can quickly get the athlete back on the field with added flexibility and a lesser chance of re-injury.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger points are treated with injections administered weekly or biweekly
Trigger point injections use lidocaine, a natural anesthetic to stop pain signals in the nerves
Trigger point injections are covered by many insurance policies
Trigger points are muscle spasms or small knots within the muscle or tissue that can result in pain
Trigger points are caused by accidents, overuse or misuse of muscles, disc or spinal problems
Trigger point injections can treat conditions such as fibromyalgia, sports injuries, headaches/migranes, shoulder, leg, back and knee pain, tendinitis and more
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is designed to promote long-term healing of the injured tissue.
When the human body suffers a soft-tissue injury, it naturally responds by delivering platelet cells to the injured area. PRP therapy intensifies this natural healing process by delivering a concentrated dose of platelet-rich plasma growth proteins to the afflicted tissue.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Work?
Laser therapy accelerates pain relief
and healing naturally
Laser therapy uses high powered light to stimulate healthy cell regeneration, reducing pain and increasing wellness
What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound therapy is the use of high-frequency sound waves that cause vibrations which generate heat. The ‘micro-massage’ plus the heat that ultrasound creates can help increase blood flow and circulation which in turn helps increase mobility. Ultrasound also helps reduce stiffness, swelling, and inflammation which leads to more pain-free movements.