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Dr. Dawn is truly exceptional! Her wide range of knowledge and excellent clinical care have made a dramatic difference in my recovery from several injuries. I was not seeing results with traditional modalities and honestly don’t know what would have happened if not for her amazing care and ART skill. She has made a significant impact and improvement in my life!

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Dima G.
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My first visit to Action was outstanding.  I recently ended a trail run with a pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder area.  Dr. John’s active release therapy was awesome!  After the first session my range of motion was back to near 100% and Dr. John showed me some exercises to prevent this injury from happening again.  I will absolutely be going back to Action.  Everyone was very friendly and professional.  Great experience!

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Joel V.
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I injured my shoulder at the beginning of the year, and had an impingement in the upper part of my right arm.  I experienced pain with any pushing motion or lifting weight overhead.  Over the months that followed, I sought virtually every treatment under the sun in the hopes of avoiding surgery, including massage therapy, physical therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic treatments.  They all did nothing for me.

Six months and over a thousand dollars later, just when I thought I was going to need surgery, my friend referred me to Action Chiropractic.  After having sought so many other treatments, including with my regular chiropractor, I was quite skeptical.

After a few treatments of Active Release Therapy, Dr. Anna got my shoulder back to 100%.  Unfortunately, I got so excited, I resumed using my shoulder too quickly instead of taking it easy and allowing time to heal and re-injured it.  I had to go back for a couple more treatments, and am now back in Crossfit with no modifications.  I have complete use of my shoulder and experience zero pain with any pushing motions and lifting overhead.

I can’t recommend Dr. Anna Phillips enough and have since been recommending Action to everyone, especially those who have already sought treatment without results.  For anyone skeptical about the efficacy of Active Release Therapy based on the Wikipedia page, I would suggest also being skeptical about anything you read on Wikipedia.  Give A.R.T. a try and find out for yourself.

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Anthony R.
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I live a very active lifestyle, and practice a lot of self-care to prevent injuries (foam rolling/stretching). I was extremely surprised and perplexed to find myself having acute back pain, which I thought was a dislocated rib. I had very limited range of motion in my torso, and I was walking around like a robot.

I was in mercy to my pain, and I made a same day appointment with Dr. Liu and told her about my symptoms. After a very thorough assessment, she was quickly able to pin point what was going on. My rib was completely in tact, but my psoas muscle was completely inflamed. She did some body work on my abdominal muscles (A.R.T.), and I immediately felt 40-50% less pain. I made an appointment 2 days later, and by that time my pain decreased to 70%. After my 2nd appointment of A.R.T. with Dr. Liu, my pain was down to 90%! She is so beyond educated and experienced, I was very impressed. I will see her for a few more appointments, then add in her recommendations to my self-care routine.

My insurance doesn’t cover treatments out of my network, so I paid out of pocket. It can get expensive that way, but I really feel like what you get from every visit is beyond worth the out of pocket cost. If you have ANY pain, make an appointment with Dr. Liu, I had amazing results with her, and I’m sure you will also.

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Steven B.
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Dr. Dawn Liu has literally helped change my life.  I was on the verge of not being able to distance run ever again after experiencing toe issues during my 2011 marathon training season.  After experiencing another toe injury early in my 2013 marathon training season, I started Active Refease Technique, ART, and have noticed immediate positive results since. Dr. Dawn Liu performed a biomechanics analysis of my funning form and has made recommendations on how I should run and has been actively working with me weekly. If you have any injury concerns or chronic issues, I highly recommend Dr. Liu.

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B S.
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Both Dr. John and Dr. Anna have worked on me on several occasions now not to recover from injuries but instead maintain optimal health and allow me to continue with a demanding training regimen. I always walk out of their office feeling so much better than I walked in, with better functioning tissues, improved mobility, and great muscle activation. Beyond the immediate physical benefits, both Dr. John and Dr. Anna possess a wealth of knowledge and provide me with the tools to better care for myself when I’m not in their office. They’ve helped me create a better understanding of my own working anatomy and how I can maximize my own physical potential. 5 stars does not do these guys justice.

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Blake B.
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I am a physician and was having trouble solving my own movement problems through traditional allopathic channels.  This lead me to seek out several “alternative medicine” modalities in the hope that I would find an answer.  After trying several other types of care I came across ART and decided to try it.  I came to Dr. Dawn Liu initially because of the extensive training she has undergone specific to A.R.T.  Her knowledge, and enthusiasm as well as her technical excellence with soft tissue and joint manipulation set her apart as an outstanding healthcare provider.  What I was not expecting, but now value immensely, is her dogmatic instruction on retraining pathological movement patterns to help prevent recurrence of the problems she is treating.  Not only do I come to see Dr. Liu whenever I need soft tissue manipulation but also refer my patients to her with complete confidence.  Her care has allowed me to improve my functionality immensely in the gym, on the bike, in the water both surfing and swimming as well as chasing my young boys all over the planet.  This lady is the best at what she does.  She can cure what many others just temporize.

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John S.
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Dr Dawn helped me with a serious IT Band issue which kept me from performing well at the Carlsbad Marathon in January. Yesterday I got a BQ at mountains to beach marathon. Still getting faster at 52. Pretty nice.

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Scott J.
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I’ve been going to Action for five years on and off for different injuries. Without fail they have been able to treat serious sports injuries and get me back into training or playing for triathlon, Crossfit, and other sports. Their methods are different from some of the chiropractors that I’ve been to, but they are the only ones that have consistently helped me heal and treated me quickly.  They also offer a great military discount if you are able to take advantage of that.

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Mike S.
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I went to Dr Liu on recommendation from a friend.  I play tennis and was having hip pain. Dr Liu spend about 45 minutes with me on the first visit just doing a diagnostic of my entire body – balance, flexibility, she analyzed my walk, etc.

She treats the whole body and not just the isolated symptom that you go to her for.  She has taught me better posture, walking, standing, breathing, and eventually running. Best of all, I cut out sweets from my diet at the same time.  I have lost 13 pounds in 3 months.  Really not a major change in eating but in addition to Dr Lui’s work it all came together for a great result. Friends and family have noticed a big difference and it’s not just the weight loss.  I look and feel happier and I stand taller and stronger.

It can be painful, but don’t give up!  Do all of the “homework” she gives you (stretching exercises etc).  You will see results.  It works!

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Karen D.
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