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Active Release Techniques

State of the art soft tissue system and movement based massage technique.

Massage Therapy

Providing a variety of techniques to get you back to living your life pain-free.

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Individual Attention and Personalized Care. Dr. Christopher Saalfeld grew up on a farm outside North Bend, Nebraska. After high school, he attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his undergrad where he also played football from 1996-2000 (as an offensive lineman). Chris was an academic All-American, a letterman, and was a member of the 1997 National Championship team and was on two Big 12 Championship teams. He then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West out in San Jose, CA where he graduated in 2006.

After he graduated, Chris and his wife moved back to Omaha, where he started practicing chiropractic that same year. His current clinic has been open for over 9 year, and Dr. Saalfeld has been a chiropractor for over 9 years. Dr. Saalfeld has taken additional courses and training in ART (Active Release Technique) to facilitate the spinal adjustments and address soft tissue imbalances.

Call us at 402-393-0280 to schedule an appointment or stop by and see us at 2430 S. 73rd Street, Ste 201 in Omaha, NE.

ART (Active Release Technique)

ART (Active Release Technique)

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. Many conditions treated in our office all have one important thing in common; they are often a result of overused muscles.

Over-used muscles change in three important ways:

1. Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions)
2. Accumulation of small tears (repetitive motion)
3. Not getting enough oxygen (prolonged contraction)

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely.

As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons can cause tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause inflammation, reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may feel a deep ache, weakness or numbness and tingling.

Every Active Release Technique session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The Active Release Technique provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

Active Release Technique is not a cookie-cutter approach

These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique toART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.

These soft tissue conditions are treated by applying specific tension and pressure with precise patient movement. During treatment patients often report a slight burning sensation similar to that felt while lifting weights. They often describe it as a "hurts so good" feeling or "I can feel it working!"

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2430 S. 73rd St #201,


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