Portfolio Category: AVCC - Services

ART®

Active Release Techniques ART® Certified Provider

  • Upper Extremities
  • Lower Extremities
  • Spine
  • Full Body
  • Nerve Entrapment

What Does ART® Treat?

  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Tennis/Golf Elbow
  • Many other conditions
Active Release Technique® (ART) is a manual soft tissue technique using the examiner's hands to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of various disorders that result in symptoms of numbness, tingling, burning and aching. The main purpose of ART® is to re-establish motion between soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, fascia...
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Naturopathic

  • Clinical Nutrition ¤
  • Botanical Medicine ¤
  • Preventative and Lifestyle Counseling ¤
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture ¤
  • Homeopathic Medicine ¤
  • Physical Medicine & Hydrotherapy ¤

What is Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a unique and comprehensive form of primary healthcare, which integrates modern scientific diagnosis and treatment with the art of traditional healing. It is a distinct healthcare profession built on a patient-centered approach that emphasizes prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of a variety of therapeutic interventions. Using investigative methods such as a detailed health history...
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Pelvic Floor Rehab

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation / Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

What is the Pelvic Floor, and why does it need Physiotherapy? The pelvic floor is a complex system of muscles and tissues which have several essential functions in the human body. It is located at the bottom of the pelvis between the tail bone, pubic bone, and sits bones. Some of it’s functions include:
  • Sphincter for the urinary system
  • Support for the pelvic organs (bladder, rectum, and uterus)
  • Core Stabilizer
  • Pump for bodily fluids
It is no wonder that such an essential...
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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a method of balancing the body's energy by inserting needles under the skin at specific points along energy pathways (meridians), to prevent or cure diseases and/or disorders. Modern approaches recognize that needles inserted at acupuncture points induce biochemical changes in the body.

How does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called "endorphins". These chemicals mimic morphine by attaching to opiate receptor sites found throughout the nervous system. Endorphins help to block pathways that relay pain messages from the body...
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Hot Stone Therapy

Hot Stone Therapy can help if you suffer from:

  • Neck, back, shoulder, arm, or leg pain
  • Muscle tension
  • High levels of stress and frequent anxiety
  • Tension headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Insomnia
Hot Stone Therapy is classified as one of the classic massage therapy techniques. It is a form of geo-thermotherapy that combines massage with the therapeutic use of hot or cold stones. Hot Stone Therapy is beneficial on both physical ans psychological levels. The benefits of Hot Stone Therapy include
  • muscle relaxation
  • pain relief
  • improved circulation
  • mental and physical stress relief
The treatment is performed using volcanic rocks such as black...
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Graston Technique

Effectively Treating Acute and Chronic Injuries

The Graston Technique®, originally developed by athletes, is changing the way clinicians — including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers — and patients view treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. Read more