I don’t play tennis, why am I experiencing tennis elbow?

  • December 22, 2016
  • Brian Gervais
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  Lateral epicondylitis/epicondylosis, also known as tennis elbow, is a painful condition in which the soft tissues on the lateral aspect of the forearm become strained from overuse, commonly referred to as repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). It is commonly seen in laborers who work with tools/instruments, anything that requires maintaining a stronger than usual grip strength for an extended amount of time can contribute to this condition.   When the muscles on the lateral Read More

Lateral Knee Pain?

  • December 14, 2016
  • Brian Gervais
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    When someone walks into our office with pain, they usually tell us where it hurts and what may have led to the injury. This is helpful but it does not tells us much regarding what is directly causing the pain. If the pain is due to an acute/traumatic injury, typically the first thing on our list is damage control/pain relief/symptomatic care. There are many that walk in with pain and have no information to give other than where it hurts. That being said, asking the right Read More

Are Your Hamstrings Working For You Or Against You?

  • June 28, 2016
  • Brian Gervais
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Managing pain and/or dysfunction in the lower extremity can be difficult to pinpoint at times. Most of us have more than one way to treat a patient if they walk into our office with pain. Regardless of the type of assessment and treatment you provide, most often you will help someone move better, feel better and make them more aware of what they might be doing to aggravate their condition. That being said, you can also treat areas with mobilization techniques such as joint manipulation or soft t Read More

Managing Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain with Active Release Techniques (ART)

  • June 2, 2015
  • Brian Gervais
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Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can be extremely painful for some and others may have no pain, but experience issues with opening and/or closing their jaw. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) itself is primarily a hinge joint, similar to our knee and elbow joints.  It does allow side to side movement as well. There is a small disc within the joint that can be involved at times. The joint connects the jaw bone (mandible) to the temporal bones of your skull. This allows us to chew our food, Read More

Managing Sciatica With Active Release Techniques (ART)

  • April 10, 2015
  • Brian Gervais
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Lower back pain is an extremely common condition in today's world that is often poorly managed. There are many ways to define back pain as well as many conditions and injuries that are responsible for it. For today's discussion, we'll focus on sciatica nerve pain. The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness in the leg. Many will have unbearable pain while sitting while others can hardly stand on the affected leg. A sharp, stinging pain Read More

What exactly is ART and who can benefit from it?

  • April 1, 2015
  • Brian Gervais
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How is Active Release Techniques (ART) different than other soft tissue techniques? ART is a soft tissue management system that is so unique that it has been granted a medical patent. It is a hands on therapy that addresses issues with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. ART providers, whether you are a chiropractor, medical doctor, naturopath, physical therapist, osteopathic physician, massage therapist, acupuncturist, etc., each professional must complete in depth hands on ins Read More