Chiropractic means “treatment by hand”. To Dr. Fratnik’s patients it means relief and better health! By combining manual therapies (including mobilization, joint manipulation) with the new gold standard of soft tissue therapies, Active Release Technique (ART), Dr. Fratnik can deliver an effective healthcare plan and approach to wellness that makes sense.
For those looking to improve their health, correct their posture, reduce postural strain at work, enhance ergonomics in the workplace, enhance athletic performance, and improve overall wellness and nervous system functioning, chiropractic care safely and effectively helps adults, children, seniors, families, athletes, and labourers with:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Postural syndromes
- Foot and ankle instability
- Poor quality sleep
- Automobile accidents
- Athletic injuries
Active Release Technique® (ART®)
Active Release Technique® (ART®) is a patented system of hands-on soft tissue treatment protocols that are applied to areas of adhesion or scar tissue involving joint dysfunction, inflammation, repetitive strain, and nerve or vascular entrapment. Only a trained certified provider can utilize these protocols effectively to treat:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff problems
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Ulnar nerve palsy (cyclist’s palsy)
- Runner’s knee
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- ‘pinched’ nerves
- Back pain
- Postural strain
- Shin splints
- TMJ dysfunction
Pre-cut and ready to apply SpiderTech kinesiotape applications can be used anytime you have minor pain and want to feel better.
Pre-cut kinesiology tape offers an active and dynamic support to help relieve pressure on inflamed muscle tissue that causes minor pain, reduces circulation, and limits mobility, helping an injured area heal more quickly.
Elastic and as comfortable as your own skin, a strategically placed Spider application decreases repetitive strain on muscles, helps to stave off muscle fatigue, and works to reduce cramping.
SpiderTech tape enhances joint stability to improve muscle timing and restore normal muscular activation in order to improve performance and avoid unwanted injury.
Each application lasts up to 5 days, allowing you to continue functioning during activity and at rest.
SpiderTech tape helps to limit range of motion on muscles and joints in order to avoid over-extension both during and after activity.
Made of 100% waterproof acrylic, with a hypo-allergenic backing, SpiderTech kinesiotape was created to mimic the same weight, thickness, and elasticity of human skin.
Please refer to the Speciality Programs Section for further information.