A.R.T., or Active Release Technique, is a patented and state-of-the-art soft tissue massage treatment that helps problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Our A.R.T.-trained chiropractors perform this in addition to their normal chiropractic treatments.

What Does EMS Therapy Do?

Muscle inflammation occurs from strain, injury from sports or auto accidents, excessive exercise, illness, drugs, or autoimmune diseases. Benefits of getting electrical muscle stimulator treatment are:

  • Faster recovery due to increased blood flow
  • Reversal of muscle atrophy
  • Allevement of overuse injuries and tendinitis
  • Treats sports injuries
  • Allevement of muscle spasms
  • Relieves chronic pain in joints and muscles
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Relieves fibromyalgia and arthritis pain
  • Treats chronic headaches, body aches, and fatigue

Additional Information

Check out some of the commonly asked questions about Active Release Techniques (ART). Feel free to reach out to our office for more information.

What Insurance do you accept?

We accept the following insurance:

  • Aetna
  • THP – The Health Plan
  • Aetna Coventry
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Benefit Assistance
  • Care First
  • Flume
  • Freedom Blue
  • Humana
  • Meritain
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
  • WV Laborers Trust
  • Brickstreet Encova Worker’s Compensation.
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid (Aetna Better Health, THP – The Health Plan, Unicare)
  • Other policies may also be accepted. You can call our office for more information, or call your insurance company directly to find out if we are “in network.”
  • We also accept all major credit cards and cash patients.

Is chiropractic treatment safe?

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest nondrug, noninvasive forms of health care available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?

Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. In the case of children, it is very gentle.

Is chiropractic treatment safe during pregnancy?

Yes, chiropractic care is a safe and effective method of dealing with the changing stressors to the body during pregnancy. Pregnant women often experience low back and pelvic/hip issues due to many factors including ligaments loosening in preparation of child birth and a change in their center of gravity. Extra care is taken with these patients as joints become hypermobile or move too much or very easily.

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Charleston, WV 25387
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Mon, Wed – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
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