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ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES

Meet our Active Release Techniques Provider


Dr. Nick Stryniak

Chiropractor, Director & Active Release Provider

Dr. Nick Stryniak is a Halifax native and received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie.  Dr. Stryniak graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the New York Chiropractic College and is board-certified to practice in both Canada and the United States. While at NYCC, Dr. Stryniak was selected for an honours remote internship, which involved rotations at Meridian Chiropractic & Wellness in Syracuse, NY, Veterans Affairs Hospital in Bath, NY, Neurology department of the CNY Spine Group and Chronic pain management section of New York Spine & Wellness, both in Syracuse, NY.

He has completed advanced training in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), Cox Spinal Decompression, functional assessment, sports rehabilitation, manual therapy, instrument-assisted soft-tissue treatment, Kinesiology taping and whole food nutrition.

Dr. Stryniak has a special interest in helping athletes and has provided chiropractic treatment to high school, college, recreational and professional athletes at various events, the most notable being the USA Track and Field Visa Championship Series at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

What is Active Release Techniques?


ART® stands for Active Release Techniques. It is a state of the art, highly successful soft-tissue assessment and therapy that is quickly becoming the gold-standard for treatment of myofascial (muscle & fascia), tendon, ligament, and nerve problems – including sports injuries, back pain, shoulder, elbow, and hand problems, knee pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and many more common conditions. Dr. Nick Stryniak is one of only a handful of clinicians that is certified to provide Active Release Therapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the surrounding area.

What Makes ART So Successful


ART® stands for Active Release Techniques. It is a state of the art, highly successful soft-tissue assessment and therapy that is quickly becoming the gold-standard for treatment of myofascial (muscle & fascia), tendon, ligament, and nerve problems – including sports injuries, back pain, shoulder, elbow, and hand problems, knee pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and many more common conditions. Dr. Nick Stryniak is one of only a handful of clinicians that is certified to provide Active Release Therapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the surrounding area.

What Is An Active Release Techniques Treatment Like?


You can think of an ART® treatment as a type of active massage. The practitioner will first shorten the muscle, tendon, ligament, or nerve, and then apply a very specific tension with their hands as you actively stretch and lengthen the tissues. As the tissue lengthens the practitioner is able to assess the texture and tension of the tissue to determine if it is healthy or contains scar tissue that needs further treatment. When scar tissue adhesions are felt the amount and direction of tension can be modified to treat the problematic area. In this sense, each ART® session is actually a combination of assessment and treatment, allowing the practitioner to continually assess the health of the tissues and the progress of treatment.

Kinetesis Spine & Joint Clinic in Bedford and Fall River, NS


Kinetesis Spine & Joint Clinic in Bedford and Fall River, NS are multi-disciplinary sports injury clinics located in Halifax, Nova Scotia with Active Release Techniques being performed by our Chiropractor, Dr. Nick Stryniak, DC BScKin ART® Certified. He is Active Release can be highly effective when used exclusively. However, it is often used in combination with other treatment techniques such as Laser Therapy, Corrective Exercise, Kinesiology Taping and Chiropractic Techniques to reduce healing times and improve results. Other services that can compliment Active Release in resolving muscle and joint pain include Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy.

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