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Dr. Eric DeRoche performs Active Release Technique on a patient


Our doctors hold certifications in multiple instrument-assisted soft tissue treatment techniques and regularly incorporate the use of stainless steel and composite tools in the treatment of ligaments, tendons, and muscles.  These tools act as a substitute for the doctor’s hands, allowing them to feel and affect the tissue in a different manner than with their hands alone.

Dr. Eric DeRoche performs instrument-assisted soft tissue treatment on a patient

During an instrument-assisted soft tissue treatment, patients can expect the doctor to use a lotion on the skin to reduce friction.  The doctor will scrape the tool over the targeted tissue to help break up scar tissue, release fibrous adhesions, effect muscular relaxation, and relieve pain.

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