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Comprehensive Pain Clinic of Portland

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Primary Location
6915 SW Macadam Ave Suite 102
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-244-3389
Fax: 503-244-4855

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9 - 122 - 6
Tuesday9- 6
Wednesday9 - 122 - 6
Thursday9- 6
Friday9 - 122 - 6
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Active Release Technique

ART is a hands on approach to injuries of the muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves, and the surrounding tissues.  Active Release provides a way to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of a variety of conditions collectively called cumulative trauma disorders.  These disorders are also known as repetitive stress injuries or “overuse” syndromes.  Symptoms are sensations of tingling, burning, aching, and weakness.

When a muscle or surrounding tissue is damaged from trauma or overuse, the body will attempt to repair the damage with adhesions or scar tissue.  Scar tissue is weaker, less elastic, less functional, and more sensitive than healthy tissue.  These adhesions can also disrupt the normal function and biomechanics of the adjacent joints contributing to a cumulative injury cycle which can result in progressive loss of function and increased pain.

ART is applied by hand using a specific pressure and tension on the muscle involved while moving the muscle underneath the contact from a shortened to elongated position.  This softens and stretches the scar tissue, resulting in increased range of motion, increased strength, and improved circulation which optimizes healing.

The treatments can be a bit uncomfortable but this pain is an important indicator that the problem has been located and adhesions are being released.  Patients most often report that it it feel like a “good pain”.

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Our Services

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

I did 15 years of various treatments for my back before meeting Dr. Clark! He was the first person to correctly identify and successfully treat what was causing my pain.

- D. Anthony / Portland, OR

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9 - 122 - 6
Tuesday9- 6
Wednesday9 - 122 - 6
Thursday9- 6
Friday9 - 122 - 6
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Meet Our Doctors

Meet Dr. Michael White, M.D.

Education: OHSU Medical School

21 years in Emergency and Immediate Care

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Meet Dr. Dean Clark, D.C.,CCSP, ACCII

 2000, 2008, 2012, 2016 Olympic Team Medical Staff member

 Board Certified in Sports Injuries and Infrared Imaging

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Contact

  • 503-244-3389
  • 6915 SW Macadam Ave Suite 102 Portland, OR 97219
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