ART (Active Release Technique)

Active Release Technique (ART) is a hands on soft tissue method providing patients with diagnosis and treatment of their particular injury. Stop your suffering by using this safe, effective, and natural method that optimizes your body’s ability to heal.

Injuries benefited by A.R.T:

Frozen Shoulder-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-Sciatica-Rotator Cuff Syndrome-Tennis Elbow-Piriformis Syndrome-Plantar Fascitis-Strain/ Strain Injuries-Peripheral Nerve Entrapments-Tendonitis

How does it work?

After an injury your body’s defense mechanisms cause inflammation. This cascade of chemical reactions reduces the amount of oxygen available to your soft tissues (muscle, ligament, tendon, and nerve) resulting in the formation of scar tissue. If not properly treated, this may lead to biomechanical dysfunction resulting in pain. If your injury is not rehabilitated properly this can lead to excessive scar tissue formation causing soft tissue adhesions and improper movement resulting in chronic pain. Active release at Sage Health is a safe and effective way to optimize your body’s ability to recover quickly.

ART is used by many elite athletes as a preventative therapy for their training and race routine. Dr. Sage was one of the few chiropractors invited to participate in the 2009 Ironman Triathlon Provider Network, and acted as a treating doctor during the 2009 Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon.

Don’t let your untreated injuries cause permanent damage. Call for an appointment today and let us help you to feel your absolute best!

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Dr. Sage’s repertoire of skills includes manual therapies such as Active Release, Graston, and ChiroSage (a unique blend of chiropractic and therapeutic soft tissue massage technique). These skills help to address tension in the muscular and fascia systems. It makes sense because the muscles are attached to bones and when the vertebrae misaligns, the muscles adapt to the stresses placed upon them. Dr. Sage not only adjusts the vertebrae, but releases the muscular stress and teaches her patients exercise techniques necessary to stabilize their bodies to protect them from further injury.

Dr. Sage provided Active Release therapy for triathletes in the Kona 2009 Hawaiian Ironman and through her volunteer work, became inspired to start training again for triathlon. May 2010 she accomplished her goal of finishing the Wildflower long course triathlon which included 70.3 miles of swim, bike, and run.

Dr. Sage is a licensed acupuncturist and her study of health includes the ancient art of acupuncture and herbology. When she’s not helping her patients she is enjoying her family and two daughters, Ginger and Kira.

  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Licensed Acupuncturist 201
  • A.A. San Francisco City College
  • B.A. San Francisco State University ~ Kinesiology
  • C.M.T. San Francisco School of Massage
  • D.C. Life Chiropractic College West
  • L.Ac. Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Certificate in Chiropractic Pediatrics.
  • Active Release Technique certified in upper extremities, lower extremities, and spinal
  • Kona Ironman Active Release Provider
  • Graston Technique Certified
  • NAET Advanced I Certified
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