Active Release Techniques® (A.R.T.)

Active Release Techniques® is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system 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 often permanently with A.R.T. 

Chiropractic Adjustments and Joint Mobilization

Many chiropractors, osteopaths and physical therapists utilize manipulation and mobilization techniques to improve joint movement, reduce pain and restore muscle tone.

Dry Needling

Dry needling or intra-muscular stimulation aims to reduce local and referred pain by means of eliminating neuromuscular points. The procedure involves locating trigger points that may contribute to a patient’s condition.

Exercises and Rehabilitation

Once structural imbalances are corrected through hands on therapy like Chiropractic Care and A.R.T., different exercises may be needed to integrate these changes. Exercises that are prescribed are done….


Thank you for your visiting Shaw Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center of Clive, Iowa.  We are truly excited to be a part of the Des Moines and Clive, Iowa community and to be able to help as many people as possible.  Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care to get patients out of pain and back to their activities as quickly as possible.

Please feel free to look around to learn more about the treatment we impact and the services we provide.  If you would like to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you, please feel free to call our office.

New Patients

You may complete your intake and history before your visit.  This is used to reveal and document, in your own words, more about your history and injury or condition.

New Patient Forms –  Click link to complete intake and history

Before your first appointment, we’ll confirm and review your insurance coverage and let you know what your out-of-pocket costs will be.   Please bring your insurance card and a photo ID with you to your appointment.

Dr. Shaw will speak with you and perform an evaluation and you will be able to ask him any questions and address any concerns.  With your consent Dr. Shaw will treat you on your first visit.

Bring any relevant x-ray or MRI results for Dr. Shaw to review. 


  • Neck pain
  • Rotator cuff/shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Disc Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tendonitis

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2555 Berkshire Parkway

Suite F Clive, IA 50325

(515) 987-6332

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