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Check out some of these great resources to learn more about the Active Release (ART) and NIMMO techniques that we use on our patients.
 
 
 
 
 

Active Release Therapy Articles

 
 
 
 

The Techniques Behind Active Release Therapy

 
Active release technique, also known as ART, is a combination of movement and massage to treat pain in ligaments, nerves, tendons, muscles, and other connective tissue in the body, according to practitioners.
Some people admit it can be painful.


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Wall Street Journal Article
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The effects of active release technique on the gluteus medius for pain relief in persons with chronic low back pain

 
ABSTRACT
Objective
Low back pain is a primary of source of dysfunction and economic costs. Gluteus medius muscle co-activation and activity pattern change caused the low back pain. Active release technique (ART) is a patented, non-invasive, soft tissue treatment process that both locates and breaks down the scar tissue and adhesions. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects on chronic low back pain using ART on gluteus medius so that suggest usable treatment method for treating chronic low back pain.

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Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Science Article
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NIMMO Reference

 
 
 

NIMMO-Receptor Tonus Technique

 
Raymond Nimmo, D.C., graduated from Palmer School in 1931, and set up his practice in Fort Worth, Texas. He soon became thirsty for more knowledge, so he studied and taught Logan Basic Technique and other techniques. His quest brought him to the realization that what chiropractors had been taught in chiropractic colleges was not scientifically sound. He rationalized that the “bone on nerve” theory could not be substantiated by physiological facts because too many patients were being healed by manual manipulations, which did not involve bony contacts. His own chronically painful shoulder was relieved by a chiropractor who did not touch a vertebra, but corrected the problem by eliminating the hypermyotonia and trigger points (TP’s) present in his body.

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The American Chiropractor Article
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Immediate Effect of Nimmo Receptor Tonus Technique on Muscle Elasticity, Pain Perception, and Disability in Subjects With Chronic Low Back Pain

 
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Objective
Objectives of this study were to (1) quantify the immediate effect of Nimmo technique on muscle elasticity, pain perception, and disability and (2) evaluate comparative effectiveness of treating all primary and secondary trigger points (TrPs) vs primary TrP only.

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Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Article
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How it Works

 
Is non-invasive pain relief treatment that’s based on simple scientific concepts. It offers freedom from the physical, emotional, and financial impact of chronic pain. NIMMOCARE® goes beyond the treatment of symptoms to eliminate the cause of pain, promoting healing and preventing recurrence.

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Nimmo Educational Foundation Article