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.