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  • Active Release Techniques (ART) Soft Tissue Methods
  • Myofascial Therapy
  • Massage TherapyNeuro-Muscular Massage Therapy
  • Alexander Technique
  • Acupressure

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Physical Therapeutics

The team at Renick Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Clinic in Columbia SC offers a comprehensive program of soft tissue care. Active Release, Myofascial therapy, Alexander Technique, Massage therapy, Neuro-Muscular Massage therapy, Pressure Point Therapy, Acupressure, and a variety of Physical Therapy Modalities allow us to meet the needs of those with soft tissue problems. Patients often receive a variety of soft tissue methods for maximal healing. Some patients get soft tissue care exclusively, and some receive both chiropractic and soft tissue care. We are here for your needs!

We Uniquely Offer Active Release Soft Tissue Methods. With a success rate of over 90%, Active Release Techniques (ART) is recognized worldwide as the Gold Standard in soft tissue care and has become one of the most sought-after soft tissue & athletic injury treatments in the world today. ART not only restores normal tissue texture and tonicity but also restores motion and mobility. It is one of the most effective treatments for muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia, and nerve tissue problems. It has resolved carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ disorders, bursitis, and plantar fasciitis, and helped Olympic athletes achieve gold medals.

ART provides a way to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of soft tissue problems. Symptoms often include aching, numbness, tingling, and burning. Soft tissue problems develop from overuse injuries often called Repeated Stress Injuries (RSI) which have become the number one health problem in the workplace today – surpassing even lower back injuries.

How Do Overuse Injuries Occur?

Overused muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and other soft tissues change in three ways: Acute Injury (pulls, tears, collisions, etc), Repeated Small Injuries Over Time (micro-trauma), and Poor Oxygen Flow (hypoxia). Each can cause the body to produce tough dense scar tissue (fibrotic adhesions) in the affected area. The scar tissue binds up and prevents the tissues from moving freely. As scar tissue builds, muscles become short and weak, the tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause limited ranges of motion, loss of strength, pain, tingling, numbness, burning, or weakness.

Some Common Conditions Treated By Art:

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain / Injury
  • Bicipital Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Foot Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Hip PainIlio-Tibial Band Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle Pulls & Strains
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs
  • Running Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Swimmer’s Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Throwing InjuriesTMJ Dysfunction
  • Weight Lifting Injuries
  • Whiplash

What Is An Art Treatment Like?

The ART Doctor uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of the muscles and other tissues. Once discovered, abnormal tissues are treated by the Doctor combining precisely directed tension by hand with very specific movements of the patient.


ART was developed, refined, and patented by Dr. P Michael Leahy, CCSP. Dr. Charles Renick studied with Dr. Leahy and his accredited instructors. Dr. Charles Renick completed ART credentialing in all three core disciplines of ART: spine/torso, upper extremity, and lower extremity as well as all advanced ART training including Biomechanics, Nerve Entrapment, Active Palpation, and Masters.

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