ART, Craniosacral and Tai Chi
Active Release TechniqueActive Release Technique is a soft tissue movement-based myofascial technique that treats soft-tissue restrictions of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. I have great success utilizing ART for upper extremity conditions such as: rotator cuff conditions, tennis and golfers elbow and carpel tunnel syndrome.
CranioSacral TherapyCranioSacral Therapy facilitates the flow of fluids at the core of the body, most importantly cerebrospinal fluid. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, CranioSacral practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. This treatment enhances the body’s own self-healing and self-regulating abilities. As a treatment modality CST effectively treats headaches, spinal pain and reduces mental and emotional stress.
It is uncommon to find chiropractors skilled in this range of techniques. After years of training and practice, I’ve incorporated these two additional healing modalities into the range of treatments at my disposal.
I also utilize Chinese massage therapy, herbs, and clinical nutrition to assist your healing process, increase your range of movement and keep you solidly in gear. After initial acute care treatment, we recommend and encourage exercise rehabilitation to restore function, and return you to pre-injury functioning.
Dr. Silverman received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Temple University and the New School for Social Research, and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic.
Since 1989 I’ve been dedicated to studying Tai Chi, and I’ve competed and won awards and medals in many tournaments. I’ve also taught Tai Chi since 1999 and currently teach at our movement studio.
Tai Chi is an internal martial art practiced to promote health and longevity. Tai Chi leverages motion through the joints based on coordinated relaxation rather than muscular tension. The slow, repetitive work involved in the process gently and measurably increases and opens the internal circulation: (breath, body heat, blood, lymph, peristalsis, etc.).
Medical studies have also documented Tai Chi’s ability to reduce blood pressure, decrease arthritic symptoms, decrease incidents of falls and alleviate symptoms of shingles. Finally, as a form of moving meditation, tai chi often results in a state of mental calm and clarity.
What I’ve learned and integrated from my Tai Chi practice is an innate sense of how the body conserves and uses power, and how it must move through the day in a relaxed state to be strong. I draw actively from this knowledge to help me craft just the right treatment plan for you.