About Dr. Jack O’Hea
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With over 6 decades of combined experience, chiropractors Dr. Kim Nagle and Dr. Jack O'Hea practice out of their Chiropractic Center in Medford, NJ. Doctors Nagle and O'Hea are both certified in numerous techniques and specialties, including the Active Release Technique, providing relief and treatment for sports-related injuries and acute or chronic disorders. They also provide nutritional evaluation and counseling to individuals seeking customized nutrition programs tailored to their specific goals, deficiencies, background, and personal health. Their goal is to provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages and backgrounds to improve their health, helping them Feel Better, Perform Better, and Age Better.

What is Active Release Techniques (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:

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.