Dr Dawn and Ben from Action Performance Care used A.R.T. to treat my daughter for sports-induced shin splints that had been causing problems for over 2 years . After a few short sessions, my daughter is now 100% pain free. Dr Dawn also helped with her running form to minimize the chance of reoccurrence. Very highly recommended.
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What Patients are Saying About Our Practice…
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!
I was so impressed with my visit to Dr. Dawn today. She is so obviously experienced and amazing at what she does, that I feel like I am in very good hands going to see her. I would definitely highly recommend her and I will be back!
Went to Dr. Liu for some chiropractic work after I was in a hit and run accident where I got rear ended. After just a few sessions, I am feeling hugely better. Not only has she been working on the whiplash from the accident, but she has also loosened up and “cleared up” tension that’s been around for as long as I can remember.
Don’t let her small size fool you. She is a powerhouse and knows what she’s doing!
Get to her fast if you want relief from what ails you structurally.
I developed sciatica during my training program for the Boston Marathon 2016. Two-months out from the race, I quit training and took a 4 week break. Dr. Dawn Liu was recommended by a few of the runners in my running circle. I called Action Performance immediately. Dr. Dawn spent nearly an hour on my first visit. I was sweaty! Bending, stretching, squatting, and even running.
She broke down my issues. It wasn’t just sciatica. I was dealing with hip issues, tight hamstrings, weak glutes, and my form was suffering. The sciatic pain was the last straw. I was devastated with the set-back. She started treatment (ART) immediately and had me stretching and working on my core at home. Two weeks later I was back to running short distances. I wasn’t completely healed but I was able to run with much less discomfort. The ART was targeting the deep tissue that had been stressed for so long and impossible to reach with simple stretching and foam rolling
One month later, I raced my best half marathon by more than 2 minutes. And one month after that, I toed the line at Boston! I raced my strongest full marathon even with terrible weather conditions. Most importantly, I was pain free.
I have to thank Dr. Dawn for all that she did to me physically and mentally. She knows what she’s doing! She treats the problem and she corrects the cause as well. She gave me the confidence I needed to get myself back to running and to trust in the treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.