Action Performance Care
Dr. Dawn Liu, Ph.D., D.C., L.Ac., A.R.T. Instructor
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What Patients are Saying About Our Practice…

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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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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If you have back pain, look no further

Last year I was in so much pain it was maddening. I could go to work and get through my day but all I wanted to do was get home and lie down.

I injured myself at the gym, I literally contemplated getting a steroid injection to give me relief. My husband had gone to Dr. Anna earlier in the year and swore by her. I put off going to her for a month. Finally, I had a really bad weekend with the back pain and I finally called and made an appointment.

First off, she gave me immediate relief that would last an hour or two and it just came right back. I committed to going at least twice a week. Slowly, within three months, the pain completely resolved.

I was afraid I was going to need surgery but she helped me immensely.

She fixed me!

It’s a different type of therapy, active release therapy. It worked for me
If you are reading this, I know how you feel. Just make the call, you will not believe how much relief you will get here.

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Kara R.

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Dr. Liu is smart with great skills and knowledge. She is more than a Chiropractor.  In 2007, I went to see Dr. Liu after a minor rear ended car accident. I actually didn’t feel anything but since insurance will pay it, I told my self why not see her since her office was just 5 minutes away from my apartment.  Dr. Liu ordered X-RAY then reviewed the X-RAY films. She was able to tell that I’m a long time laptop user and and told me to get a monitor and correct my siting position. Her practice is great too. I feel much better after only two sections.  After I moved Dallas, I can’t find a comparable chiropractor in Dallas.

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Yuanming Z.

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I first saw Dr. Liu six years ago when I was suffering chronic migraines due to jaw tension caused
taking a water polo ball to the face at full speed. I was suffering from migraines or headaches multiple times a week and had tried basic chiro care to no avail. Doctors said my one solution would be jaw surgery, but I gave ART a try first. After my first session my migraines stopped. I went about 4 times when I was home for the holidays and I haven’t suffered headaches since — for SIX YEARS after having them almost every day. I have never seen such amazing lasting results from any kind of care.

Heads up though, it hurts. Like REALLY hurts. There were times it hurt so bad I was worried I would pee myself on the table. But the relief after was worth it every time. She may look tiny, but Dr. Liu is STRONG!

Fast forward six years and I have chronic shoulder issues from surfing. I was ready to go for an MRI but then remembered the magic of Dr. Lui. She has helped me immensely with my shoulder problems, as well as hip and calf pain. She is great at explaining your body to you and, most importantly, will teach you how to retrain your movements to properly use your muscles. If you have any problems, give her a try. Dr. Liu has kept me in the water when I thought I’d have to give up my favorite hobby and I will always be thankful for that!

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Sonya M.

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I’ve been in treatment for frozen shoulder with Dr. Dawn for 3 weeks and am feeling so much better, I just have to Yelp about it.

I started having pain in my left upper arm in July 2010 and thought it was from working out, so I took a break to heal up.  The pain got worse despite the rest and I went to my primary care doc, who diagnosed me with a shoulder impingement & said nothing could really be done about it except to take anti-imflammatories for the pain.  I tried massage, other chiropractors and physical therapy with my HMO, but was still in near constant pain and thinking that I would never get better.

I found Action Chiropractic after doing an Internet search for shoulder impingement treatment and made an appointment. The office staff was very pleasant to deal with and got me in quickly.  Dr. Dawn took an extensive history and studied the range of motion I had in my left arm from many different angles and positions. She diagnosed me with adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and told me about A.R.T. (active release technique) therapy.  She was honest and said the treatment would be very painful, but that my range of motion would be restored and I would be pain free within about 10 sessions.

She was NOT kidding about the painful treatment!   At some points, it hurts so badly, I’m not sure if I can stand anymore.  She really knows what she’s doing though, and does all she can to make it easier and talk me through the pain.

I noticed a difference after the very first session, and now after 4 sessions, there has been a HUGE improvement in both my range of motion and pain level.  I am no longer in constant pain, and am able to exercise again and sleep through the night.  I don’t have total range of motion back yet, but I’m getting there quickly under Dr. Dawn’s care.

Give her a try if you’re having chronic pain and haven’t gotten any relief from other techniques.

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Christine M.

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Dr. Anna is amazing. Was having problems with my lower back and in just two visits I feel better than I have felt in over a year. I dreaded going thinking it would hurt. It’s the best decision I have made going.

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Chandra G.

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I developed a serious pain in my toe/foot over a few months and was in constant pain. I couldn’t apply pressure on my toe and walking on that foot became uncomfortable to the point of wincing. I went to my normal doctor to get a x-ray and have them check it out. The x-ray showed no damage to my foot despite the swelling and my described pain. They suggested it was possibly arthritis and something that I would just have to deal with and medicate the rest of my life. I’m 27.

I visited Action Chiropractic for a second opinion, and I’m glad I did. Working with Dr. Dawn, she was able to identify the causes of my pain and help me correct it. I had developed many bad walking habits which were causing the stress and pain in my toe/foot. During our sessions, Dr. Dawn helped by working on/massaging the affected muscles to reduce the pain significantly in the short term, and then provided me with step by step corrections to fix my bad walking habits for the long term.

Dr. Dawn helped turn my recent experience of constant pain back into my normal, pain free, life I had before.

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Chris Y.

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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’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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