Muscle pain caused by tears, scar tissue, and ultimately by trapped nerves, can be very difficult for general practitioners to deal with, owing to their busy work schedules, but the use of Active Release Technique practised by chiropractors such as Andrew Hunter DC, has been known to bring immediate relief to sufferers.
Unfortunately, relatively few people are aware of this treatment option, which is what prompted today’s mini news conference at the Hunter Clinic in London.
During the conference, a spokesperson for the clinic told reporters and other attendees about the little-known technique and the benefits it can bring to sufferers of both chronic and acute muscular pain: “Once described as a pin & stretch technique, it starts with the patient shortening, or contracting, the muscle in question. The chiropractor then uses his hand to pin the muscle, before the patient then extends (stretches) it.
This is of course an oversimplified description of the technique, as the precise nature of the patient’s movements and the chiropractor’s manual manipulations will differ from case to case.”
The spokesperson went on to tell those gathered at the conference that before ART is used in any of their clinics, each patient must undergo a thorough evaluation to make sure that the attending chiropractor, Andrew Hunter DC, is aware of the exact nature of the injury.
Only once an evaluation has been completed will such treatment be offered and then only if it is deemed to be the most suitable option for the individual in question. “There are many cases where ART is indeed the key to unlocking muscular pain but each case must be evaluated carefully beforehand.”
The tissues that are causing the muscle pain are manipulated with a precise amount of tension, to ensure that the treatment has the desired effect. Much has been written about ART but it is difficult for the layperson to understand without undergoing the treatment themselves.
If you are suffering from any kind of muscular pain, you may well wish to visit your GP or your local hospital in the first instance but if neither can provide the relief that you seek, booking an appointment with a qualified and experienced chiropractor may be the next logical step.
Booking an Appointment at the Hunter Clinic
With branches in Blackheath SE3, Canary Wharf E14 and Moorgate EC2, you can choose the most convenient location, in which you would like to receive treatment in the capital, when booking an appointment with Andrew Hunter DC. Further information about the range of treatment options offered at the clinic can be found at hunterclinic.co.uk or you can of course call them on 07855 916 602 to ask any questions you may have.
If you are at all worried about the idea of visiting a chiropractor because you are not sure precisely what it might involve, you can always book an initial evaluation then decide at the end of this appointment whether you would like to come back for treatment.
Room 67, Cannon Workshops, Hertsmere Road
London, E14 4AS, UK
07855 916 602