Being a Crossfit athlete and a CrossFit games competitor, I tend to get aches and pains from lower back to shoulders and everywhere in between! I found that having Dr. Gervais perform ART helps eliminate these pains and helps me recover faster for my next competition. Even during competition, having ART done really helps my performance. Before and after a workout I try to get worked on and it really helps keep me together!
Training for the three day, 320 mile Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii is no small endeavor.
The race is actually the easiest part. The repetitive motions of swimming, biking and running at large volumes for weeks at a time are bound to take it's toll at some point.
In 2013, during a bout of my most heavy training, I wasn't able to produce any power on my swim stroke. When I couldn't pull myself out of the pool, I knew something wasn't right.
While swimming is a small 6.2 mile part of this particular triathlon, it's one of the most crucial and difficult legs due to the tide and current. The longer you're out there, the longer you're out there.
I had experienced Active Release Techniques (ART) at Ironman, and I suspected ART could fix what I suspected was a bio-mechanical issue, and not an actual injury.
Brian assessed me in minutes and because he utilized ART I was able to swim the next day, with full power and pain free.
Since that initial visit, Brian has kept me functioning and competitive at an international level. I have referred several of my triathlon coaching clients to him.
Every athlete has a list of professionals, their quiver of secret weapons that helps get them to the finish line, whether they be massage therapists, chiropractors or athletic trainers. Brian Gervais is in mine.