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Muscle & Soft Tissue Therapy (Myofascial Release)

What is myofascial release? “Myo” means muscle and fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles and nerves.  So when we talk about myofascial release, we are talking about “releasing” tight or restricted muscles, nerves or connective tissue.  Both Drs. Cotter and Remsburg have extensive training in numerous soft tissue techniques; namely Active Release

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Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a therapy using an acupuncture-like needle to treat trigger points in muscles, scar tissue restrictions, tight or improperly functioning muscles. The term “Dry” Needling is used because the therapy does not inject any fluid into the body as with a flu shot or vaccination. The beneficial effect is

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McKenzie Method

What is the McKenzie Method or MDT? The McKenzie Method or MDT is a reliable assessment process intended for all musculoskeletal problems, including pain in the back, neck and extremities (i.e., shoulder, knee, ankle etc.), as well as issues associated with sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle spasms and intermittent numbness in

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Nerve Flossing

What is Nerve Flossing? Nerve flossing also known as nerve mobilization is a specialized diagnostic and treatment technique commonly used in the orthopedic and physical therapy settings. By “flossing” a specific nerve, disorders caused by neural tension, which are usually expressed as pain, weakness, numbness and/or tingling can be alleviated. Why is nerve flossing used?

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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)

What is DNS? Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is derived from a technique pioneered by Drs. Vaclav Vojta, a Czechoslovakian neurologist; and Pavel Kolar, phD, PT. Dr. Vojta developed a unique therapy that was originally intended to treat children with cerebral palsy. Since its inception in the 1960’s, it has grown and expanded and is now

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Chiropractic Care (Adjustments / Manipulation / Mobilization)

What is chiropractic care? Chiropractic care is a natural, non-surgical, drug-free treatment. It involves manipulation/adjustments used to release restricted joints of the spine and extremities. Joints often become restricted due to improper posture, trauma/injury or poor muscle activity. Why is it used? A restricted joint can cause nearby joints to move excessively, which can lead

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Functional Rehabilitation & Exercise Therapy

What is functional rehabilitation and exercise therapy? A key part of every examination here at Active Health Solutions is observing how a patient moves and functions. Improper movement patterns, or movement dysfunctions, are often the key contributor to pain syndromes and poor performance.  When our bodies do not move correctly, certain joints and muscles become

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