Introducing the remarkable ElliptiGo!

We’re proud to be among the first to be able to present and offer the new ElliptoGo bicycle. We’ve had the Elliptigo at a few events in Portland, OR and in Vancouver, WA and will continue to bring it to more cycling events to unveil it to the cycling community. But if you’ve been unable to ride a bicycle for some reason in the past, this could be your opportunity to participate without putting the stress on your back or neck that bicycles expose them to. Give us a call today to get your own ElliptiGo ordered special or to arrange for a presentation.


See MMT at the Union High Health and Wellness Fair

You can find us on location at the Union High School Health and Wellness fair on February 6, 2010. Gene will be available to answer all of your questions regarding soft tissue therapy for rehabilitating sports injuries and other benefits that we want to share with the public. When you are diagnosing all of the possible causes of discomfort in the human body you should the number of muscles versus the number of skeletal possibilities. It just might be a muscle or tendon injury that is causing your pain. Please feel free to visit and find out more about the possible remedies that Active Release Techniques (ART) can provide to your persistent pain and limited range of motion issues.

MMT is now in suite 111

We’ve moved the office for MMT, but only one door down. You can still find us on 5305 E. 18th Street in Vancouver, WA, but we’ve changed our office space in the building to a suite that suits our needs and our client needs more efficiently.

July 27th at CrossFit Fort Vancouver

6:00pm -7:00pm at 1901 east 5th Street, Vancouver WA.

Those who have had ART treatments know first hand how unique it is and the amazing results you get. Well the training at Crossfit is unique! In fact some of the training is the same as what the Navy Seals do to get in shape. And talk about teamwork and support! From the time you walk in you are made to feel like you really belong.

I’ll be on-location at Crossfit Fort Vancouver on July 27th from 6-7pm to answer questions and explain how ART can help maximize your performance. Hope to see you there!

MMT at 24 Hour Fitness on October 30th

Event: Grand Opening Celebration for 24 Hour Fitness
Time: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Date: 30 October, 2008
Location: new 24 Hour Fitness at Palm Center in East Vancouver
Address: 13019 NE 4th Plain Blvd; Vancouver, WA 98682
Overview: We will be on location at the unveiling of the new 24 Hour Fitness on East Vancouver on October 30th. There will be several give aways of 2 complimentary ART treatment sessions and 1 Vibe session to those who sign up for the drawing.
This is truly our type of customer base to spread the word about vibration therapy and Active Release Techniques. Those who are seeking help recuperating from a sports related muscular or other soft tissue related injury will greatly benefit from our approach to advanced healing techniques.
If you’re in the neighborhood come in and check out the brand new club and say hello to Gene with Muscle Movement Therapy.

Find out more about ART from Dr. Lahey

What is ART?

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
How do overuse conditions occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
What is an ART treatment like?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.
What is the history of Active Release Techniques?
ART has been developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. Dr. Leahy noticed that his patients’ symptoms seemed to be related to changes in their soft tissue that could be felt by hand. By observing how muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves responded to different types of work, Dr. Leahy was able to consistently resolve over 90% of his patients’ problems. He now teaches and certifies health care providers all over the world to use ART.