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Colorado Springs Active Release Technique

Thrive Health Systems Hires Colorado Springs Active Release Technique Master Level Instructor 


Dr. Neil Dukes BA, DC, AK, ART, CACC, TPI-CGFI is an Instructor for Active Release Techniques in Colorado Springs, a Member of the ART Elite Doctor's Network, and Master Level Certified with Dr. Michael Leahy, DC.  This is the highest level an Active Release Doctor can obtain through study, certification, and testing with Dr. Leahy, founder and developer of the Technique. 

Active Release Technique was developed and patented by Dr. Leahy as a system for accurately defining the causes of soft tissue symptoms and effectively treating strains, sprains and overuse conditions. Active Release Technique is a non-invasive hands-on therapy, provided by licensed medical providers who have completed post-graduate certifications through Active Release Techniques. LLC.

"Active Release Technique is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves," as stated on the official Active Release Technique website. 

Symptoms that our Colorado Springs Active Release Technique expert can treat include (but are not limited to) the following common overuse injuries: 

  • Headaches 
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee problems
  • Tennis elbow

As a member of the Active Release Technique Elite Doctor Network, Dr. Dukes has worked with General Electric (GE) for the past 3 years in prevention and treatment of "acute trauma injuries" and "cumulative trauma disorders". Using Active Release Techniques, he has a 98% success rate in resolving injuries such as Sprains/Strains, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Plantar Fascitis etc.; which has dramatically reduced the cost of work injuries for these companies.

According to Dr. Leahy, muscles that have been overused change in three ways when injured. They can create acute conditions such as pulls and tears; they accumulate small tears; and they don't get enough oxygen, which is called hypoxia. 

These factors can cause the body to produce tough, dense scar tissue. Scar tissue binds up tissues that once moved freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. The result is reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. 

Our Colorado Springs Active Release Technique Master Level Instructor will work to unbind these tissues and releases these adhesions to restore function to the tissue. 

How To Contact a Colorado Springs Active Release Technique Practitioner

Just call 719.475.8676 to schedule a Free 15-Minute Consultation with Dr. Neil Dukes to share a bit of your story, get comfortable with the office and staff and hear more about Active Release Technique. Our you can simply click here to email a request for an appointment. 


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