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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.

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.

New online booking option

We’re very excited to be able to offer appointment scheduling for our clients online. The button to activate your appointment scheduling is located in the right column and is visible on every page of our website. We’re looking forward to offering an easier appointment booking system that will give us all access to instant booking availability.

We’ve opened up the booking to both the vibration training equipment as well as our massage therapy services. You might even want to schedule time on the vibration machine after you’ve scheduled an appointment for muscle therapy. It’s up to you, make the most of it and please feel free to provide us with feedback if you find that there is something not functioning properly.

Don’t forget to check back with our web site often so we can keep you informed of other changes that we’re implementing to ensure that our clients have a comfortable and hassle free experience.

Thank you for visiting Muscle Movement Therapy

Congratulations for choosing our clinic. Our staff takes the utmost pride in seeing to your health care concerns. We are serious about getting our patients well, and take it very personally. If you have any questions pertaining to your health care, feel free to ask.

Our Clinic is a multidisciplinary state-of-the-art practice.  Below are some of the different treatments that we provide.

About Our Practice

State of the Art Manual Therapy
Active Release Techniques Soft- Tissue Management System
Post Operative Scar Tissue Management
Treatments of Headaches
Treatment of Chronic and Acute Soft Tissue Injuries
Vibration Therapy and Training