Tag: active release techniques

Diastasis Recti: What it is and how to treat it without surgery

  Diastasis Recti is a condition in which your most superficial abdominal muscles (rectus abdominus) separate along the midline of the body. The left and right sides of the abs split apart and the connective tissue along the midline stretches

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What’s the Difference Between Active Release Techniques and Deep Tissue Massage?

Upon initial observation, it may not look like there is much of a difference between a chiropractic treatment using Active Release Techniques and one using deep tissue massage.  Let’s dive a bit deeper and find out what makes them different.

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Painful Plantar Fasciitis Healed – Active Release Techniques

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition, in which a person feels heel pain (or pain elsewhere on the bottom of their foot) that is usually at its worst first thing in the morning.  This condition can persist for months to

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How Can a Sports Chiropractor in Oakland Help with Knee Pain?

“I have pain in my knee, but my doctor told me there’s nothing that can be done.  Just ice and rest and ibuprofen.  Is that true there’s nothing that can be done about knee pain?  What can a chiropractor do

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Which is a Better Tool for a Sports Chiropractor? Active Release Techniques or Graston?

       vs.        You may have heard sports chiropractors and massage therapists talking about different modalities to treat soft tissue injuries like sports injuries and repetitive use injuries.  Terms like deep tissue massage, Active Release Techniques,

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What Are the Deep 6 Rotators and Why Are They a “Pain in Your Butt”?

Photo: Wiki creative commons You may have heard of the piriformis muscle (and piriformis syndrome), but did you know that it’s only one of the six small muscles that perform essentially the same movement?  The six deep external rotator muscles

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Decreased Dorsiflexion: Why it Matters to Your Squat

Creative Commons-licentie Naamsvermelding 3.0 Unported Dorsiflexion: Movement of the ankle which brings the toes closer to the shin.  The tibialis anterior and the ankle extensor muscles (deep to the front of the leg) guide this motion.  Typical range is about

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Is “Dead Butt Syndrome” For Real?

Photo: Beth Ohara to Wikimedia Creative Commons Dead Butt Syndrome.  It has a great ring to it.  It calls to mind an image of someone who’s sitting on the couch watching TV for hours at a time.  The ironic thing

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Resolving Tennis Elbow with Active Release Techniques

Photo By Edwin Martinez [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Is elbow or forearm pain getting in the way of your tennis game?  Have you noticed that the same part of your swing or serve is painful time and time again,

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What is JOINT FIXATION? A Quick Definition

What is subluxation? Physical stress (falls, accidents, sports injuries, repetitive use), emotional stress (job worries, family tension, fighting), and chemical stress (medications, cigarettes, environmental toxins) cause the body to shift out of balance.  Once the body is subjected to these

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Riverstone Chiropractic is conveniently located on Grand Avenue in Oakland CA. We serve patients from Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Richmond, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, Emeryville, San Leandro, Alameda, and surrounding cities in the bay area. Riverstone sports chiropractor Dr. Sandy Baird uses their background in athletics and massage therapy to provide their patients with effective and personalized sports medicine treatments, which include Active Release Techniques, chiropractic treatment, deep tissue massage, and rehabilitation exercises. Riverstone Chiropractic - 3409 Grand Ave #5 Oakland California 94610 - (510) 465-2342