Making action films has really been tough on my body. Thanks to Dr. Donato and Active Release Techniques, I'm able to perform and, I feel great!Danny Glover, Professional Actor
Dr. Donato is a fully certified provider of the most advanced and comprehensive soft tissue technique available. ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue management system and is utilized by Ironman Triathlons and numerous professional sports organizations. ART uses specific patient movements and positions to restore joint motion and balance.
A.R.T. Treatment is a manual therapy administered by trained physicians and other professionals to certain soft tissue structures of the body. The purpose of this therapy is to relieve the body of adhesions and scar tissue, which can form when soft tissue structures are exposed to damaging forces. These forces usually come about in one of three different ways: a sudden or acute injury, a cumulative or chronic injury, or a pressure injury from external forces like poor posture. These injuries cause restrictions of movement, blood flow, lymph flow, and nerve conduction. The adhesions may develop between the fascia (the covering of muscles), muscles themselves, muscles and bones, muscles and nerves, tendons and joints, and many other combinations involving the soft tissues of the musculo-skeletal system. These adhesions can choke off the soft tissue's own blood, lymph, and nerve supplies. When this occurs within muscle alone, it is usually the cause of the common trigger point and is often associated with fibromyalgia. There is currently not a branch of the health care profession that specializes in the treatment of soft tissue related disorders. There is not even a name for a doctor who specializes in the treatment of muscle related and soft tissue injury... That was, until the development of the A.R.T. Method of soft tissue injury management. This type of specialty goes hand in hand with the type of chiropractic training that Dr. Donato has received. He uses chiropractic, A.R.T., physical therapy, and rehabilitation therapy in combination to treat many disorders of the musculo-skeletal system. Most patients' conditions will respond to A.R.T. Therapy soon after treatment begins - many times significant improvement is attained in the first few visits. This is incredible when you consider that most people with this type of injury can go an entire lifetime without relief.
There are many conditions, which can be helped by Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) treatment systems. Most cumulative trauma disorders can be helped by this revolutionary new soft tissue treatment. Cumulative trauma injuries develop from doing repetitive work over a long period of time. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one example of cumulative trauma. Unfortunately, patients are often misdiagnosed and receive treatments, which may not be as helpful as A.R.T. Treatments. There are several different areas where the median nerve may be entrapped other than the transverse carpal ligament, (which is where all carpal tunnel surgery is performed). A recent study indicates that the transverse carpal ligament is responsible for entrapment of the median nerve only 13% of the time! A.R.T. treatment has been found to reduce the need for surgery in many patients who have been given no other choices. Carpal tunnel syndrome is only one of the many types of soft tissue injuries that can be successfully treated with ART.
Dr. Donato is a certified provider and technician. A non invasive, non painful therapeutic device that accelerates the body's own healing mechanisms. Very comfortable, pain relief, promotion of healing, minimizes/reduces scar tissue or tightness in muscles. More and more studies are pointing to the effects of inflammation in prolonging the healing process, the Electro-Acuscope is the machine to help in stopping and/or eliminating this process. When we can control the inflammation in an injured area we can then begin the process of cause based treatments...true healing and improved function.