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Frank Shamrock

Patient Success #1784: Frank Shamrock, 5x Undefeated UFC Champion
Activity that lead to injury: Severe trauma from Martial Arts
Official Diagnosis: Torn Rotator Cuff, Impingement Syndrome

I hurt my shoulder throwing a punch so hard my rotator cuff tendon tore in half on the follow-thru. Needless to say, my shoulders take quite a bit of abuse when I fight. I had the surgery to sew the tendon back together, but it just wasn't the same. My punches seemed to be stiff and not as fluid as they were before the injury and my shoulder always ached after a workout. After getting my back pain fixed with Active Release, Dr. Janzen asked if there was anything else he could do for me. I mentioned my shoulders being stiff and achy with workouts. He took a look at my rotator cuff and found quite a few adhesions. He said that the surgery sewed the tendon back together, but didn't take care of the adhesions in the muscles. After just a couple of treatments on my rotator cuff I noticed a huge difference in their performance when I fought. The punches were smoother and the achiness after the workouts was gone. Active Release just keeps amazing me. My body has felt so in-tune since getting the Active Release therapy. I would recommend ART to any athlete. It works.

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