Active Release Technique (ART)
There are over 500 patented and specific protocols unique to ART. These protocols are used to help the provider find the specific problem affecting the individual and correct it. Repetitive stress, strains/sprains, muscle spasm and hypoxia (lack of oxygen) can lead to inflammation and the formation of dense scar tissue resulting in poor joint mechanics and loss of full function.
Our bodies own scar tissue removal systems are slow and often times ineffective, leading to chronic repetitive injuries. As a certified ART Provider, Dr. Land can quickly and efficiently remove the scar tissue, promoting optimal function and healthier tissue. Active Release Technique initially emerged in the NFL over a decade ago, and currently over 80% of professional sports teams in the U.S. utilize ART sports chiropractic practitioners to improve performance before and after events and to allow for faster healing of injuries.
Dr. Land is ART certified in upper extremities, lower extremities, spine, biomechanics, nerve entrapments, and complex protocols. He also furthered his ART knowledge through an ART Master’s certification and as an ART Iron Man provider. He was recently part of the medical staff and ART treatment team for the Florida Iron Man in Panama City, FL. Please visit www.activerelease.com for more information.
Graston is a patented, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization therapy. As a certified Graston provider, Dr. Land utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The goal is to improve circulation, elasticity, and range of motion back to damaged soft tissue, thus restoring proper function and reducing risk of re-injury.
Graston Technique has become standard protocol in major universities and hospital-based outpatient facilities across the nation, as well as being used by NBA, NHL and MLB trainers.
Dr. Land combines his knowledge and experience as a certified ART and Graston provider along with that of him being a certified sports chiropractor to effectively treat his patient’s soft tissue injuries. Please visit www.grastontechnique.com for more information.
Cold Laser Treatment
Cold laser therapy is a light therapy used to treat soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, nerve pain, and assist in wound healing. The laser penetrates tissue and stimulates cellular function resulting in increased healing effects. During treatment the patient will experience no pain, abnormal sensations, or discomfort.
Kinesio Tape has been in existence for over 25 years, but it was in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics that it gained worldwide recognition and popularity. When it is adhered to the skin, it lifts the tissue away from the injured area and fascia, allowing blood to flow properly and alleviating swelling, thus promoting healing. There are numerous specified taping techniques Dr. Land uses to facilitate the healing process. Please visit www.kinesiotaping.com for more information.