So I have heard about ART a while ago and knew the basic idea but had not looked up to see if there is anyone locally that is practicing it. I recently found a clinic that does www.optimumclinic.ca. I read the bio’s of the two chiropractors that practice it there and was excited to meet either of them. As I mentioned before I have seen 1 Chiropactor, 2 Physio Therapists, 2 Acupuncturists, and 5 Massage Therapists, for my old football and chronic back injuries.
I called and they had an opening later that afternoon which was great. I gave Dr. Magowan my long explanation of my issues, he asked where I heard of ART and I mentioned the book. The first 30 minutes were just discussion, explanation and some diagnosis of my issues. It wasn’t anything that I didn’t already know. My right knee is painful mostly because of my right hip, my flexibility is terrible, my back posture is bad etc etc. The treatment was unlike anything I have ever experienced before.
The first treatment was for my IT band, and did that hurt. I would put it up there with one of the most painful things that I have had to experience, luckily my pain threshold is pretty high. Then he worked on my knee and the soft tissue around the joint, and used a Graston tool. Graston is not mentioned in the book but is a similar principal to ART but with a small tool to get into the joints.
It felt great, I will post results after each session but so far so good. Afterwords I met with their Kinesiologist who gave me some additional exercises and stretches. Not offten you see a chiropractic clinic with a squat rack, TRX and a Kinesiologist. I am excited to get my issues fixed but I know it will take a lot of work on my part as well.