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Since we practice a lot of Active Release Technique (ART) in our facility, with many of our manual therapy providers and acupuncturists being trained in the technique, we often field the question "what is the difference between ART and PT?"     Physical Therapy or Active Release Technique?   Any physical therapist could become trained in ART, but many physical therapists have a more generalized...

This post will highlight the role that exercise has on reducing the risk of injury. And although any form of exercise, including walking and jogging, is sufficient to get a positive effect, using the expertise, education, and experience of a trainer can efficiently get you the maximum benefit out of every session.           Exercise to Reduce the Risk of Injuries   Injuries are unfortunately...

Here at Kinetik, we're extremely fortunate to have Heidi Barker as a member of our team. Heidi practices Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Healing Touch, and her holistic approach incorporates expertise in orthopedic and sports medicine, bodywork, mindfulness, and visualization. In the following post, Heidi recommends three areas of focus for each of us in the current moment. Despite the uncertainty...

Whether you are a beginner, restarting your training, or your favorite shoe has been discontinued, all runners need to choose a shoe from time to time. We want to help you make the best choice, and give you an idea of what features you should consider when deciding upon a running shoe for general training. There are three things people generally...

  One of the fundamental services that I provide with my clients, both injured and uninjured, is massage, and I would like to outline some key points behind this modality and why it might be appropriate for you.     What is massage?   Massage is a very broad term and has many different guises. To put a scientific definition to it, "the systematic manipulation of...