Accelerate Health

Chiropractic + Massage + Acupuncture + Active Release Techniques®

Yoga Rocks the Park- Denver

Thanks to everyone who came out to Yoga Rocks the Park at Sunken Gardens Park in Denver this past Sunday! We had such a great time meeting everyone, treating participants, and unwinding with a yoga class instructed by Kayce Berke and presented by Flex Yoga + Barre.

Dr. Brittany Downing and Dr. Aubrey Fearn in the middle of yoga at Yoga Rocks the Park (while Dr. Nicholas Shupe does ART on a participant in the background).

Dr. Brittany Downing and Dr. Aubrey Fearn in the middle of yoga at Yoga Rocks the Park (while Dr. Nicholas Shupe does ART on a participant in the background).

Dr. Aubrey Fearn working on a yogi at Yoga Rocks the Park Denver. Dr. Fearn is certified in ART, Active Release Technique which is used to break up scar tissue and adhesions.

Dr. Aubrey Fearn working on a yogi at Yoga Rocks the Park Denver. Dr. Fearn is certified in ART, Active Release Technique which is used to break up scar tissue and adhesions.

The Turkish Get-Up

The Turkish Get-Up is a great exercise that works on core stability and glute activation. The exercise on paper seems quite easy...all you do is lay on the ground with a kettle bell over your head and then stand up, but proper execution of this exercise requires strength and concentration. To learn more about this exercise and see it in action, see below.

Office Photos

A big shout out to Kimberly Mitiska of KMitiska Photography, for photographing our staff last week! They turned out great!

To see more of Kim's photos, visit: kmitiskaphotography.com

FAQ Friday

Frequently Asked Question #1: Do you have to adjust my neck? Does it hurt? Do you have to twist it to make the adjustment? Dr. Aubrey Fearn answers these important questions.

Graston Technique & Cold Laser Therapy

Dr. Aubrey Fearn is certified in Graston Technique and Cold Laser Therapy usage. 

Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

(Source: http://www.grastontechnique.com/AboutUs/ASynopsis.html)

Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the clinician and are often the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit.

Once the light energy passes through the layers of skin and reaches the target area, it is absorbed and interacts with the light sensitive elements in the cell. This process can be compared to photosynthesis in plants - sunlight is absorbed by plants, which is then converted to usable energy so that the plant can grow.

When cells absorb this light energy, it initiates a series of events in the cell that is theorized to eventually result in normalizing damaged or injured tissue, a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall reduction in healing time by increasing intracellular metabolism.

(Source: http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/pain-management/cold-laser-therapy-pain-management-treatment)