Michael Woodworth is a

Full-Body Certified A.R.T. Provider:

Certified in:  Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine,          

Long Nerve Entrapments,  Active Palpation Diagnosis, 

Complex Protocols, ART Iron Man Network Provider and Masters Certifications.

And most importantly- over 15 years of experience!

“There are numerous ways in which slight subtleties in movement patterns contribute to specific muscle weaknesses. The relationship between altered movement patterns and specific muscle weaknesses requires that remediation addresses the changes to the movement pattern; the performance of strengthening exercises alone will not likely affect the timing and manner of recruitment during functional performance. ”  
Dr. Shirley Sahrmann   
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

How do overuse conditions occur?

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).
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 causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

Active Release Techniques

-Frozen Shoulder
-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Rotator Cuff Syndrome
-Tennis Elbow
-Piriformis Syndrome
-Plantar Fascitis
-Strain/ Strain Injuries
-Peripheral Nerve Entrapments

What is an ART treatment like?

Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART 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.

Please note, ART® is not considered standard therapy and will not be reimbursed by your insurance. It is considered an additional service and will require an additional fee per treatment beyond your insurance copay or coinsurance if you want it along with your acupuncture treatment.