I am a competitive swimmer and I swim 3 hours a day on average. About five years ago I started having pain in my shoulder. The pain in my shoulder is piercing and restricts my flexibility and strength. I went to my primary care physician, an orthopedist, and a number of physical therapists. I had x-rays and ultra sounds, but they proved inconclusive. The treatment that I received from Dr. Criscuolo 3 _ years ago allowed me to continue to train and compete. My pain is sometimes recurring and I still visit Dr. Criscuolo several times during the year to enable my training to continue. Even though my family moved away from the New Jersey area to Maine, I still return to Dr. Criscuolo’s office. The Active Release Technique has allowed me to continue to swim without pain.