The chiropractors at ARCTIC (formerly Schreffler Chiropractic) provide professional, results-oriented chiropractic care and are dedicated to providing and restoring health and wellness with specific expertise in assisting athletes achieve peak performance.

These physical medicine services compliment our chiropractic care:

Active Release Technique (ART)
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based manual 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.  For more information visit the Active Release website.

Dry Needling
Myofascial Trigger Point/Tender Point Dry Needling is a physical medicine / adjunctive / physiologic therapeutic and diagnostic technique/procedure whose purpose is to neutralize dysfunctional soft tissue and restore or improve muscle and fascial function. This treatment acts to mechanically disrupt physiologically locked soft tissue. This is accomplished by inserting by hand monofilament, sterile, thin gauge needles. These soft tissue entities in the periphery are influenced by and influence the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Kinesio Taping
The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Tape and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older methods and materials.

Postural Training
This may be one of the most important aspects of our care for quality of life.  The majority of our daily activities such as working on the computer places us in poor posture.  Our postural assessment will determine which muscle groups are weak and which are tight contributing to muscle imbalances resulting in poor posture.

Functional Movement Systems (FMS)
FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.

The FMS generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.
Exercise professionals monitor the FMS score to track progress and to identify those exercises that will be most effective to restore proper movement and build strength in each individual.

Learn more about ARCTIC’s Doctors for Chiropractic.




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Contact Information

1401 N Adams Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-465-1213
Fax: 703-465-1211